SBIG STT-8300M Camera with Self-Guilding Filter Wheel Package, 3326x2504 Pixel Array, 10 MP/Sec Digitization Rate, USB 2.0 and Ethernet Interface

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SKU: SB801223200 MFR: 80-12232-00

About SBIG STT-8300M

The SBIG STT-8300M Camera with Self-Guiding Filter Wheel Package is based on Kodak's KAF-8300, 8.3 megapixels, full frame CCD. This CCD array has 3326 x 2504 pixels at 5.4 microns making it ideal for both short fast optics in high resolution (unbinned) mode and for longer focal lengths it can be binned 2 x 2 or 3 x 3. The CCD has both antiblooming and micro lens technology to improve the effective Quantum Efficiency of the sensor. As a result it can be used in a wide variety of optical configurations.

A filter wheel is designed for STT-8300 sets it apart from other designs. The carousel holds eight 36 mm filters and inserts are available for 1.25" and 31 mm filters. Two new unique features make this an imager's delight: First, the design incorporates a self-guiding CCD in the filter wheel cover so that light from the guide star is captured before passing through the filters. The second unique feature of the STT filter wheel is a positive centering mechanism that precisely re-positions and firmly holds filters in the same position over the CCD no matter how many times the carousel is moved.

In the tests of the new design, the re-positioning of filters was accurate to better than one pixel (5.4 microns) using an STT-8300 after several complete rotations of the filter carousel. This degree of precision means that flat fields taken after the filter has moved and returned are accurate virtually to the level of a single pixel.

SBIG STT-8300M Features

  • Camera, Autoguider and Filter Wheel now fully integrated with tracking sensor in front of filters. No separate guider required
  • New Micron-Precision filter wheel provides unmatched flat field accuracy for high end imaging and high precision photometry
  • Lightning fast downloads < 1 second full-frame
  • Superior two-stage cooling to -55 deg C ambient with air only
  • Built-in frost detection
  • User Selectable Internal Image Processing
  • USB 2.0 and Ethernet connectivity for remote observatories

SBIG STT-8300M Specifications

CCD
Kodak KAF-8300
Pixel Array
3326 x 2504 pixels
CCD Size
17.96 x 13.52 mm
Total Pixels
8.3 Million
Full Well Capacity
-25,500 e-
Dark Current
0.02e-/pixel/sec at -15C
Antiblooming
1000X
Shutter
Mechanical, Even-illumination
Exposure
0.12 to 3600 seconds, 10ms
Correlated Double Sampling
Yes
A/D Converter
16 bits
Gain
0.37e-/ADU
Read Noise
-9.3e- rms
Binning Modes
1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 9x9, x n
Digitization Rate
10 Megapixels / Second
Full Frame Download
Less than 1 second
Max Cooling Delta
-55C with air only
Temp. Regulation
±0.1deg.C
Power
12VDC at 3.5 amps max
Interface
USB 2.0 and Ethernet
Computer Compatibility
Windows 32 / 64 bit
Mac OSX
3rd party Linux
Mounting
T-Thread, 2" nosepiece
Backfocus
0.69" / 17.5 mm
Dimensions
Camera Body: 4.9 x 4.9 x 2.9" (124.5 x 124.5 x 73.66 mm)
Weight
2.7 lbs / 1.22 kg
Mfr #
80-12232-00
SKU
SB801223200
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