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  • STX Guider

    SKU: STX-GUIDER

    $999.00

    STX Guider

Product Description

New!  SBIG is pleased to announce the STX Guider.  This new product attaches to the front of a FW7-STX filter wheel, turning it into a self-guiding filter wheel.  The STX Guider is directly compatible with the AO-X adaptive optics unit.

p1012580ar2-e1471571753314Self-guiding has long been acknowledged as the best, most accurate way to guide long exposure astrophotos, particularly with commercial SCTs. The single most common complaint however is finding bright stars when guiding through dark or narrowband filters. The STX Guider incorporates a KAI-0340 CCD with 640 x 480 pixels @ 7.4u, which attaches to the front of the STX filter wheel so that the guider picks off light from the guide stars before passing through the filters.  This guiding CCD is the same sensor used in the ST-i autoguider.  Moreover, the optical elements that transfer the light from the pick-off mirror to the CCD act as a 0.7X focal reducer.  The result is a doubling of the field of view of the guiding CCD with a correspondingly greater selection of guide stars.

There are two smaller adjustment knobs on the STX Guider: one for focus and one for moving the pick-off mirror to avoid vignetting.  A third knob on the side of the unit locks the adjustments in place once the best focus is achieved.  A short cable is provided to connect the STX Guider to the remote guide head port on the camera.  The STX Guider is also fully compatible with the AO-X adaptive optics accessory.

The STX Guider consumes only 1.1″ of back focus, and no additional adapters are required.  Weighs only 1 lb.  Also works with the FW5-STX.

Additional Information

A/D Converter

16 bits

Adaptive Optics Option

N

Antiblooming

y

CCD Size

4.8 mm x 3.6 mm

Computer Interface

HDMI

Cooling Delta

na

Dark Current e/p/s at 0 C

0.5 e-/p/s

Exposure

0.001-3600 sec

Filter Size

1.25″

Filter Wheel Option

n

Full Frame Download

0.13 sec

Full Well Capacity

25,000 e-

Imaging CCD

KAI-0340

Imaging / Pixel Array

648 px x 486 px

Internal Tracking CCD

n

OAG Option

n

OS Compatibility

Windows 32 and 64 bit OS, Mac

Pixel Digitization Rate

N/A

Pixel Size

7.4 μm

Power

HDMI

Read Noise

8.6 e-

Remote Guide Head

n

Self-Guiding Filter Wheel

n

Shutter

Electromechanical

Temperature Regulation

n

Total Pixels

314,928 pixels

Weight

2.2 oz

Documentation

Installation Guide

Installation guide for the STX-Guider.

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