Our mid-size Aluma® Series cameras offer performance and features not available in any other scientific-grade imaging camera. This lightweight (2.2 lbs) and compact (4.5" x 4.5" x 4" with handles) camera includes two-stage cooling to -50C from ambient, USB 2.0 and optional WiFi 802.11 b/g/n interfaces, ultra-reliable even-illumination shutter, and fast low-noise readout. Aluma comes with MaxIm LT for Windows, and includes drivers for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux PCs. Support is also available for iOS and Android operating systems. Sensors include E2V CCD47-10, E2V CCD77-00, SONY ICX-694, SONY ICX-814, ON Semi (Kodak) KAF-3200, and ON Semi (Kodak) KAF-8300.View Series
The SBIG product line consists of thermoelectrically cooled CCD imaging cameras and accessories designed for a wide range of applications including astronomy, tricolor imaging, color photometry, spectroscopy, medical imaging, densitometry, chemiluminescence and epifluorescence imaging. Of special interest for astronomical imaging is our self-guiding filter wheels and adaptive optics accessories.
The SBIG STX Series represents the ultimate in astronomical imaging systems. The integrated design allows the user to select either Ethernet or high speed USB 2.0 connection to the control computer. The sensor measures almost 37mm square. and has superior cooling to -50 degrees C below ambient.View Series
The SBIG STXL series is a high performance platform supporting large format CCD sensors. Includes support for self-guiding filter wheels, and the AO-X adaptive optics accessory. The STXL-11002M uses the popular 35 mm, 11 megapixel KAI-11002 sensor. The STXL-16200 is a 16 megapixel, APS format camera. The high quantum efficiency KAF-6303E full frame sensor is especially popular for photometric measurements and high quality imaging.View Series
The SBIG STF series provides very good cost/performance ratio with low noise and fast readout speeds. The STF series supports filter wheels and an optional off-axis guider for use with the SBIG ST-I camera. For higher cooling and adaptive optics support please see our Aluma camera line. The STF-402M is targeted at scientific applications includes an optional internal filter wheel supporting both photometric UBVC and LRGB imaging. The STF-1603M is essentially the same camera with a larger sensor. The STF-8300 includes the popular KAF-8300 sensor, an 8 megapixel camera with good sensitivity. The STF-3200M is the ultimate in sensitivity, with 85% peak quantum efficiency. The STF-8050 and STF-4070 are interline cameras with very strong cooling, capable of both very short and very long exposures.View Series
Our AO-8T and AO-X adaptive optics units provide fast, precise positioning control without the lag, backlash, stiction, and other problems associated with telescope mounts. These units can eliminate image motion due to telescope drive inaccuracies, wind gusts, and other random disturbances. When operating at high rates the AO units can reduce the impact of seeing, resulting in tighter star images and higher resolution. For Aluma series cameras, use the AO-8A. For STX and STXL series cameras, use the AO-X. For the obsolete STT series cameras, use the AO-8T.View Products
SBIG has a wide range of filter wheels to support all of our cooled camera series. CFW-402 internal wheels for the STF-402 camera include both photometric and LRGB versions. FW8-8300 wheels work with our STF camera series. FW8G-Aluma and FW8S-Aluma wheels work with our Aluma camera series, and include mechanical detents and optional built-in self-guiding. FW8G-STXL and FW8S-STXL wheels work with our large format STXL camera series, and include mechanical detents and optional built-in self-guiding. For the largest format STX cameras, the FW7-STX and STX Guider provide filtered imaging with self-guiding.View Products
We offer a range of color, narrowband, and photometric filters for each of our camera series. We offer filters custom-made for SBIG, and filter from and Custom Scientific. Smaller STF sensors use 1.25" filters. Larger sensor STF models use 36 mm filters, as does the Aluma camera series. STXL cameras use 50 mm round sensors. STX cameras use either 50 mm square or 65 mm square depending on the filter wheel choice.View Products