Model STF-8300 Low Profile, Wide Field Off-Axis Guider

Model STF-8300 Low Profile, Wide Field Off-Axis Guider
Model STF-8300
The new Model STF-8300 is SBIG's second-generation
camera using the popular KAF-8300 CCD. The STF-8300
has new, faster, electronics with 10-megapixel/second
digitization rate and a full frame image buffer. A high res
image will download in less than one second. The camera
uses SBIG's traditional even-illumination (photometric)
shutter design and adds a user rechargeable desiccant
plug similar to the proven ST, STL, and STX designs.
Integrated 5-position and 8-position filter wheels are
available as well as a new integrated, low profile, wide field
off-axis guiding accessory that, with the ST-i, turns the
STF-8300 into a self-guiding camera. SBIG will offer
several packages that include the most popular
configurations of these accessories for extra savings when
purchased together. The initial list US List Price for the
STF-8300 Mono or Color Camera is $2495.
STF-8300 Preliminary Specifications
Pixel Array
Special Packages Include:
CCD Size
I. OAG Package includes the camera, FW5 filter wheel,
off-axis guider and custom Pelican Case for $3695
II. Self-Guiding Package includes the OAG package plus
the ST-i Autoguider for $4195.
III. The Pro Package includes the Self-Guiding package
plus a set of Baader 36mm LRGB and H-alpha filters for
IV. The Pro Plus package includes Pro package with an
8-position filter wheel upgrade and a complete set of 36mm
LRGB, H-alpha, O-III and SII filters for $4995
3326 x 2504
17.96 x 13.52 mm
Total Pixels
8.3 Million
Full Well Capacity
~25,500 e-
Dark Current
A/D Converter
Read Noise
Binning Modes
Digitization Rate
Full Frame Download
Temp. Regulation
Low Profile, Wide Field Off-Axis Guider
Kodak KAF-8300
0.002e-/p/s @ -10C
0.09 to 3600 seconds
16 bit
~9.3e1x1, 2x2, 3x3, etc. - 15x15
10 Megapixels / Second
Less than 1 second
-40C max. from ambient
+/- 0.1 degree
12VDC, 3 amps max
USB 2.0
All Windows O/S, 32-bit and
The new Low Profile Off-Axis Guider is designed with a 7Computer Compatibility
64-bit, Mac OSX
element relay lens system that places the position of the guide
Camera Body Size 2 x 4 x 5 in (50x100x127mm)
camera to the side of the main camera and filter wheel. This allows
a minimum
Mounting T-thread, 2" Nosepiece
impact on
Weight 1.8 pounds (0.8 kg)
Backfocus 0.69 inches (17.5 mm)
The same lens
system also
acts as a 0.7X focal reducer that doubles the field of view of the guide
camera compared to a typical off-axis system. The OAG adds only ¾ in.
(19mm) backfocus to the camera and filter wheel. The guide camera can
also be rotated in 90 degree increments about the OAG to orient the guide
camera and cables in a convenient
The OAG can be used on both mono can color cameras (with appropriate
adapter) and is 100% backward compatible with all ST-8300 cameras. US
List price for the OAG is $995.
Santa Barbara Instrument Group, A Division of Aplegen, Inc., 147-A Castilian Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Tel: (805) 571-7244 Fax: (805) 571-1147 Home Page: E-mail:
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