SBIG STF-8300 Monochrome Camera, 3326x2504 Pixels Array, 10 Megapixel/Second Digitization Rate, USB 2.0 Interface

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About the SBIG STF-8300

The SBIG STF-8300 Monochrome Camera is a second-generation camera using the popular KAF-8300 CCD. Integrated 5-position and 8-position filter wheels are available as well as a new integrated, low profile, wide field off-axis guiding accessory that, along with the ST-i, allows the STF-8300 to act as a self-guiding camera.

The STF-8300 also continues the SBIG tradition of a user rechargeable desiccant plug and even-illumination, photometric shutter and user-selectable automatic-artifact-repair or raw images for total control in post processing. SBIG mechanical shutters have been designed for highly reliable, even illumination, of the sensor even at short exposures. Even illumination is especially critical when taking flat fields with exposures of less than a second or even several seconds. This is very common when taking sky flats.

SBIG STF-8300 Includes

  • SBIG STF-8300 Monochrome Camera
  • Rechargeable Desiccant Plug
  • SBIG Warranty

SBIG STF-8300 Features

  • 10 Megapixel/second digitization rate for faster image download (Full frame < 1 sec
  • Faster sampling speed and full frame image buffer, resulting in higher quality images with fewer artifacts and cleaner FFT's
  • Less post processing required (and with the extra low dark current of 8300 CCD casual imagers may not need to perform any post processing)
  • User-selectable choice of automatic image artifact repair for cleaner images or raw images for total control in post-processing

SBIG STF-8300 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-/p/s @ -10C
Antiblooming 1000X
Shutter Even-Illumination, Mechanical
Exposure 0.09 to 3600 seconds
A/D Converter 16 bit
Gain 0.37e-/ADU
Read Noise -9.3e-;
Binning Modes 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, etc. - 15x15
Digitization Rate 10 Megapixels / Second
Full Frame Download Less than 1 second
Cooling -40C max. from ambient
Temp. Regulation +/- 0.1 degree
Power 12VDC, 3 amps max
Interface USB 2.0
Computer Compatibility All Windows O/S, 32-bit and 64-bit, Mac OSX
Mounting T-thread, 2" Nosepiece
Dimensions Camera Body: 2 x 4 x 5" (50 x 102 x 127mm)
Backfocus: 0.69" (17.5 mm)
Weight 1.8 lbs (0.8 kg)
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