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How does the SBIG AC4040 compare to the SBIG STX-16803 post.

How does the SBIG AC4040 compare to the SBIG STX-16803?

The classic KAF-16803 CCD was the leading camera in SBIG cameras for many years. However, since ON Semiconductor discontinued it in 2019, the latest sensors in Gpixel's GSENSE4040 family have improved it. Combined with years of SBIG camera manufacturing experience, the SBIG AC4040 series has surpassed the SBIG STX-16803 in many ways. For example,...

The Legacy of Astronomy Pioneer Paul Boltwood.

The Legacy of Astronomy Pioneer Paul Boltwood

If there is one thing that I can say that I enjoy the most about the astronomy community, it's the camaraderie. It's something that we at Diffraction Limited experience every day and have made lifelong friends. It's also within this community that we see the brilliance and commitment of its members—all dedicated to helping one...

More Bits, Less Hassle: Introducing StackPro™ In-Camera Stacking Feature

Have you heard about Diffraction’s StackPro™ in-camera stacking feature? Before we get to describing all the fantastic things it does, let’s first talk about some of the challenges that necessitate it. Modern CMOS active pixel sensors have all the analog processing built into the sensor. Certainly, this is an advantage compared to the older, more mature...

STC-7: The Best (Big) Bang for Your Buck

We did it, with your help. You’ve wanted an affordable imaging package with everything. Not a bargain “hobby camera,” but a best-bang-for-the-buck CMOS camera with SBIG quality built-in, integrated filters, and StackPro™ technology. Introducing the new SBIG STC-7: our flagship scientific CMOS camera for seasoned and newcomer Astro-photographers. About freaking time. Diffraction Limited spent over three years testing...

OEM Story #1 – Medical Instrument Maker

Stumped by a tough imaging problem? Recently, a medical instrumentation maker contacted us with just such a problem. They created a scintillation technology that needs a low-light camera to detect photons in a unique way. Together, we developed a solution. Here’s how. Diffraction Limited creates innovative solutions for low-light imaging, and we have nearly 30...

Introducing Maxim DL Maestro

Want to increase your observing efficiency? Diffraction Limited introduces MaxIm DL Maestro, a game-changing new capability for its Cyanogen Imaging® MaxIm DL Pro, the gold standard in astronomical image acquisition and processing software.  Maestro brings the ability to synchronize multiple simultaneous cameras under leadership of a primary imaging system. This allows you to achieve results...

STL Camera – New Tricks

What is the top issue SBIG STL owners have? As you know, it is guiding behind the filters. Would you be surprised to learn there is now a cure?  Back in 2005, when skies were less light polluted and narrowband imaging was not as prevalent, the STL Research Grade cameras were renowned for versatility, reliability,...