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SBIG ST-i Color Planet Cam and Autoguider, 648x484 Array, USB 2.0 Interface

SKU: SBSTIC MFR: ST-IC
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About this item

The SBIG ST-i Color Planet Cam and Autoguider is a high performance compact camera, an excellent guider and a very capable Planet Camera. The body is light weight, no larger than many 1.25" eyepieces. In fact, it is 1.25" in diameter, 3.5" long and weighs only 2.2 ounces. The camera receives both control signals and power from the USB port of your computer.

The ST-i is built on the high quality, low noise, Kodak CCD. The KAI-340 CCD has a measured read noise of only 9e- in the ST-i camera. This is the same CCD used as the guiding sensor in the new STX series cameras and the AllSky-340 cameras. The array is 648 x 484 pixels at 7.4 microns square. Anti-blooming is standard. The ST-i uses the Class 1 version of this CCD with 0 column defects, 0 cluster defects, 0 dead pixels and 0 saturated pixels, all according to Kodak specifications. Onchip binning is available for 14.8u pixels if desired and various sub-frame modes may be used to speed-up the focus and download rates. A full frame high res image will update at the rate of approximately 5 frames per second. In addition to full-frame, half-frame and quarter-frame modes, the user may select a sub-frame region of interest (ROI) of any size located anywhere on the CCD. In focus mode, using a 20 x 20 pixel box the update rate is greater than 20 frames per second.

What's Included With This Item

  • SBIG Color Camera with 1.25" Threaded Front Plate
  • 15' (4.6m) USB 2.0 Cable
  • Tracking Interface Cable
  • Software Bundle
  • Custom Hard Carrying Case
  • Manuals on CDROM
  • SBIG Warranty

Key Features

  • Low noise, high sensitivity CCD - Monochrome
  • Internal mechanical shutter for automatic dark frames
  • Electronic shutter for short exposures
  • Up to 21 frames per second in focus mode
  • 16 bit A/D
  • Eyepiece size body (1.25" diameter)
  • Lightweight
  • Powered from USB Port
  • Standard Guider Output Port
  • Front end threaded for standard 1.25" filters
  • CCDOPS Autoguiding and Imaging Software with Planet Master
  • CCDSoftV5 Autoguiding and Imaging Software

Technical Specs

CCD Kodak KAI-340 Color
Class Class 1 (0 column, cluster or dead pixels)
Array 648 x 484
Pixel Size 7.4 microns
A/D 16 bits
Read Noise 9 e-
Dynamic Range > 70 dB
Download 5-21 frames per second @ 16 bits
Mechanical Shutter Yes (internal)
Electronic Shutter Yes
On-chip binning modes 1x1, 2x2, 1xN, 2xN
Power and Interface USB 2.0
Guide port Opto-isolated, ST-4 Standard
Guiding sensitivity 11th Mag / 2 sec / 60 mm
OS Requirements All Windows versions supporting USB 2.0 including Win 7
Mac
3rd Party Linux
Drivers 32 bit and 64 bit
Dimensions (D x L) 1.25 x 3.5" (31.75 x 88.9 mm)
Weight 2.2 oz (62.3g)
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