StarChaser SC-3 / AO-X Bundle


StarChaser SC-3 / AO-X Bundle

$3,563.00 $3,363.00

Add AO control to any large format SBIG camera!  Includes StarChaser SC-3 Off-Axis Guide Camera, AO-X Adaptive Optics unit, and adapter cable.

Save with this package price – total savings of $200!



SBIG StarChaser SC-3 Off-Axis Guider Camera

StarChaser SC-3 Guider.  Includes integrated support for AO-X.

SBIG AO-X Adaptive Optics

The next-generation of adaptive optics for our SBIG large-format cameras.

$2,195.00 $2,064.00

StarChaser to AO-X/AO-8T Adapter Cable

Connects a StarChaser SC-3 to an AO-X.

Can also be used to connect a StarChaser SC-2 to an AO-8T.  (Note:  AO-8A does not require an adapter cable.)

$69.00 $0.00
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Additional Information

SBIG StarChaser SC-3 Off-Axis Guider Camera

Temperature Regulation


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


0.9 lb / 400 g

Read Noise

5 e- typical


12V, 300 mA


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


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-


Adds 0.87" (22.1 mm)

SBIG AO-X Adaptive Optics


Supplied through Camera’s I2C Port

OS Compatibility

Windows 32 and 64 bit OS, Mac

Computer Interface



6 x 7 x 1.2 in.


2.2 lbs (1 kg)