Aluma 8300 Pro Package

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Aluma 8300 Pro Package

$6,839.00 USD$7,339.00 USD $6,362.00 USD$6,862.00 USD

In this package:

Aluma 8300

FW8S-Aluma filter wheel

StarChaser SC-2

Free! 36 mm LRGB filter set

36 mm Narrowband 3 filter set

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SKU: AL-(U)8300-SC-PRO-PACK

SBIG Aluma 8300

Our mid-size high performance Aluma® Series cameras offer capabilities 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, USB 2.0 and optional WiFi 802.11 b/g/n interfaces, ultra-reliable even-illumination shutter, and fast low-noise readout.  Aluma can be operated from a tablet or smartphone, or from a Windows, Macintosh, or Linux PC.

The Aluma series supports a wide range of accessories, including the 8-position FW8S-Aluma filter wheel with micron-level filter positioning, StarChaser SC-2 autoguider, AO-8A Adaptive Optics accessory, and Remote Guide Head.

Aluma is available in two versions - standard version with USB and WiFi interface, and the lower-cost Aluma U series with only the USB interface.

8.3 megapixel high-performance CCD with 5.4 micron pixels, compatible with Windows, Macintosh, and Linux

 

FW8S-Aluma

FW8S-Aluma is the standard (non-guided) 8-position filter wheel for Aluma Series cameras.  This filter wheel does not have a built-in self-guiding image sensor.  It is compatible with Canon EOS and Nikon lens adapters.

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The carousel holds eight 36mm filters and inserts are available for 1.25" filters.  The 36 mm filters provide unvignetted imaging for the largest Aluma sensors.

Aluma wheels include a positive centering mechanism that precisely centers each filter in the exact same position every time. This single-pixel accuracy completely eliminates ghost images of dust spots and other artifacts after flat-fielding.

The left-hand image below shows a dust spot on the filters.  A flat-field calibration frame was taken, then the filter wheel was rotated several times before taking a second picture, which was flat-field calibrated, at right.  No evidence of the dust spot is visible.  This high precision results in the highest quality images and excellent photometric accuracy.

 

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$1,195.00 USD

36 mm Round Optical Filters

SBIG 36 mm round optical filters are compatible with FW8-8300 and FW8S-Aluma filter wheels.  They also work with older STT and self-guided Aluma wheels.  These filters are built for SBIG to our exacting specifications.  All filters are parfocal, which avoids unnecessary refocusing. They are 2mm thick.

 

LRGB Package

36 mm Round Optical Filters

SBIG 36 mm round optical filters are compatible with FW8-8300 and FW8S-Aluma filter wheels.  They also work with older STT and self-guided Aluma wheels.  These filters are built for SBIG to our exacting specifications.  All filters are parfocal, which avoids unnecessary refocusing. They are 2mm thick.

 

Narrowband Package Ha + SII + OIII

SBIG StarChaser Off-Axis Guider Cameras

The SBIG StarChaser is the world's first all-in-one off-axis guider with built-in camera and integrated AO support.  Comes complete with MaxIm LT software.

Several versions are available to fit our various SBIG camera models.  Please read the Description below to make sure you choose the correct option.

 

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Additional Information

Peak QE

56%

Adaptive Optics Option

N

Temperature Regulation

y

Filter Size

36mm / 1.25"

Weight

1.7 lbs

Power

12 VDC

Read Noise

9.3 e-

Cooling Delta

40 °C

A/D Converter

16 bits

OS Compatibility

Windows 32 and 64 bit OS, Mac

Full Frame Download

1 sec

Pixel Digitization Rate

10 mhz

Remote Guide Head

With STI/OAG

Exposure

0.1-3600 sec

Shutter

Mechanical, Even-illumination

Pixel Size

5.4 μm

OAG Option

y

Antiblooming

y

Dark Current e/p/s at 0 C

0.2 e-/p/s

Total Pixels

8.3 million pixels

Imaging / Pixel Array

3326 px x 2504 px

Self-Guiding In Front of Filters

n

Imaging Sensor

KAF-8300

Full Well Capacity

25,000 e-

Filter Wheel Option

y

Sensor Size

17.96 mm x 13.52 mm

Computer Interface

USB

SBIG Aluma 8300

OAG Option

StarChaser

Peak QE

56%

Antiblooming

y

Sensor Size

17.96 mm x 13.52 mm

Pixel Size

5.4 μm

Total Pixels

8.3 million pixels

Self-Guiding In Front of Filters

y

Imaging / Pixel Array

3326 px x 2504 px

Imaging Sensor

KAF-8300

Full Well Capacity

25,000 e-

Dark Current e/p/s at 0 C

0.15 e-/p/s typical

Filter Wheel Option

y

Shutter

Mechanical, Even-illumination

Power

12 VDC, 5A max

Remote Guide Head

y

Adaptive Optics Option

Y

Pixel Digitization Rate

10 MPix/sec

OS Compatibility

Windows 7, 8, 10 x86/x64, MacOS 10.14 "Mojave" x86 binaries, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS x64, Raspbian Buster armhf, Ubuntu MATE arm64

Computer Interface

USB 2.0, USB 2.0 / WiFi 802.11 b/g/n

Exposure

0.1 sec minimum

Cooling Delta

50 °C

Read Noise

10 e- typical

A/D Converter

16 bits

Weight

2.2 lbs

Filter Size

36mm / 1.25"

Full Frame Download

~1 sec via USB, ~7 sec via WiFi

Temperature Regulation

y

FW8S-Aluma

Filter Size

36mm / 1.25"

Weight

1.8 lbs

OS Compatibility

Windows 32 and 64 bit, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android

SBIG StarChaser Off-Axis Guider Cameras

Temperature Regulation

No

OS Compatibility

Windows 7, 8, 10 x86/x64, MacOS 10.14 "Mojave" x86 binaries, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS x64, Raspbian Buster armhf, Ubuntu MATE arm64

Computer Interface

USB 2.0 Mini

Full Frame Download

0.2 sec

Adaptive Optics Option

Works with AO-X (cable required)

Pixel Digitization Rate

72 megapixels / second

A/D Converter

10 bits

Weight

0.9 lb / 400 g

Read Noise

5 e- typical

Power

12V, 300 mA

Exposure

13.5 ns to 59.26 s

Pixel Size

4.8 μm

Total Pixels

1,310,720 pixels

Sensor Size

6.18 mm x 4.95 mm

Shutter

Electronic Global Shutter plus Mechanical Dark Frame Shutter

Imaging Sensor

Astronomical CMOS 1.3 Megapixel

Filter Wheel Option

Attaches to FW7-STX and FW8S-STXL filter wheels

Dark Current e/p/s at 0 C

5 e-/p/s typical at 20C

Imaging / Pixel Array

1280 x 1024 pixels

Full Well Capacity

10,000 e-

Backfocus

Adds 0.87" (22.1 mm)