SBIG STT-1603ME High Quantum Efficiency Astronomy Camera, Kodak KAF-1603ME CCD Sensor, 1536x1024 Pixel Array, 16-bit A/D Converter

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About the SBIG STT-1603ME

The SBIG STT-1603ME High Quantum Efficiency Camera features new design with everything the astroimager could want in a camera. Fast, low noise digitization and a full frame image buffer. At 10MHz the STT downloads a full frame, low-noise 8300 frame in less than a second. It has superior two-stage cooling to -55C below ambient with air only. Its also water cooling-ready for additional cooling without having to buy a replacement back plate or other additional accessory. Its ready to go out of the box. A multitude of advanced features such as built-in frost detection, RBI pre-flash, power management system, Ethernet and USB 2.0, high accuracy temperature control, sapphire window and user selectable internal image processing put this camera in a league of its own. No other astro camera has these features, at any price.

The STT uses the same efficient pin fin heat sink design as the STX series cameras to achieve the most efficient use of space and weight while maximizing the cooling capability of the camera. This type of heat sink is more expensive than typical parallel fin heat sinks, but the results speak for themselves. The STT prototypes achieved an average temperature delta greater than -50C in 5 minutes and a max of -57C in less than ten.

SBIG STT-1603ME Includes

  • SBIG STT-1603ME High Quantum Efficiency Astronomy Camera
  • Universal Power Supply
  • USB Cable
  • Tracking Cable
  • 2" T-Thread Nosepiece
  • Software
  • SBIG 2 Years Parts and Labor Warranty

SBIG STT-1603ME Features

  • Self-Guiding in Front of filters
  • Lowest Noise 10Mhz Readout <1 sec
  • High Precision 8-position Filter Wheel
  • User Selectable Internal Image Processing
  • Built-in Frost Detection
  • 2-Stage TE Cooling -55C delta T with air
  • Built-in Web Server
  • Full Frame Image Buffer
  • Even-illumination (photometric) shutter
  • Ethernet and USB 2.0
  • Built-in RBI Pre-flash
  • Liquid Cooling Capability Standard
  • Twin Variable Speed Fans
  • Multi-coated Sapphire Chamber Window
  • Accepts 1.25", 31mm and 36mm filters
  • User Rechargeable Desiccant Plug
  • High Accuracy Temperature Control
  • External Triggers In / Out
  • Status, Power and Relay Indicators
  • Windows 32-bit and 64-bit (and Mac) Software
  • Power Management System
  • 12VDC Operation

SBIG STT-1603ME Specifications

CCD Kodak KAF-1603ME
Pixel Array 1536 x 1024 pixels at 9u
CCD Size 13.8x9.2mm
Total Pixels 1.6 Million
Full Well Capacity 100000 e-
Dark Current 0.1e-/pixel/sec at -20C
Antiblooming NABG Only
Shutter Mechanical, Even-illumination
Exposure 0.12 to 3600 seconds, 10ms
Correlated Double Sampling Yes
A/D Converter 16 bit
Gain 2.3e-/ADU
Read Noise <15e- rms
Quantum Efficiency -85% Peak, -75% at H-a
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" / 17.5mm
Dimensions 4.9x4.9x2.9" / 12.44x12.44x2.9cm
Weight 2.7lbs / 1.22kg
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