Product Description

Features

The SBIG STF-1603M is a compact, economical, high QE camera with a scientific grade full frame CCD.  The small size and light-weight of these cameras make them very easy to handle and set up.  These cameras have a photometric quality, even-illumination shutter for automatic dark frames.  Five and eight position filter wheels are available.  The low noise and extraordinary QE of these sensors make these cameras some of the most sensitive CCD cameras available at any price. The KAF-1603ME CCD sensor, with a peak QE of nearly 80%, and 9 micron pixels makes this camera perfect for photometric, industrial, and life sciences applications.

For astronomical applications where greater cooling and self-guiding filter wheels are desired, we also offer the KAF-1603ME imaging CCD in the Model STT-1603M.

Additional Information

A/D Converter

16 bits

Adaptive Optics Option

N

Antiblooming

n

CCD Size

13.8 mm x 9.2 mm

Computer Interface

USB2

Cooling Delta

30 °C

Dark Current e/p/s at 0 C

0.1 e-/p/s

Exposure

0.09-3600 sec

Filter Size

36mm / 1.25″

Filter Wheel Option

y

Full Frame Download

1 sec

Full Well Capacity

100,000 e-

Imaging CCD

KAF-1603

Imaging / Pixel Array

1536 px x 1024 px

Internal Tracking CCD

n

OAG Option

y

OS Compatibility

Windows 32 and 64 bit OS, Mac

Peak QE

80

Pixel Digitization Rate

8.33 mhz

Pixel Size

9 μm

Power

12 VDC

Power Cable

US, European

Read Noise

18 e-

Remote Guide Head

With STI/OAG

Self-Guiding Filter Wheel

n

Shutter

Electromechanical

Temperature Regulation

y

Total Pixels

1.6 million pixels

Weight

1.7 lbs

Documentation

User’s Manual

Installation, and operations manual for STF-402/1603/3200 series cameras.

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STF-402/1603/3200 Backfocus

Technical drawing showing backfocus on STF-402/1603/3200.

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Backfocus Table

Backfocus configuration table

Download

Software

SBIGUDrv

The SBIG Universal Driver is distributed via SBIG Driver Checker 64 on Windows, and via an installer on Mac OSX. Keeping your drivers up to date is the best way to ensure your camera runs smoothly, so remember to update your drivers regularly.

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CCDOps

CCDOPS is a free program that operates USB based SBIG cameras.

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Software Development Kit

Software development kit for the Windows platform.

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