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The SBIG STF-1603W 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. 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.
The improved “W” version supports an external filter wheel and includes a user-rechargeable desiccant plug.
Due to the size of the sensor, either 36 mm or 1.25″ screw-in filters can be used in the filter wheel. Please note that filter inserts are required to adapt 1.25″ filters to the wheel.
StarChaser SC-2 and Adaptive Optics
The SBIG StarChaser SC-2 brings Adaptive Optics capability to the STF series for the first time! The SC-2 attaches to the front of the STF camera via an FW8-8300 or Filter Wheel Spacer, providing self-guiding capability. An AO-8A can also be attached to the front of the SC-2, and connected directly to it via the I2C interface cable. The StarChaser SC-2 will then control the Adaptive Optics unit directly, providing tighter star images than possible through conventional autoguiding.
New Software Included!
Starting October 1, 2019 all new SBIG STF series cameras now include a license for our renowned MaxIm LT software, a $200 value, at no extra cost. Owners of older STF cameras can purchase a license at a discounted price of $99.