The SBIG ST-8300C and ST-8300M are 8.3 MP CCD fan-cooled cameras designed for astrophotography.
M31 Andromeda Galaxy taken with the SBIG ST-8300C (photo: Matt Thomas/SBIG)
Pacman Nebula taken with an SBIG ST-8300M (photo: David Morrow/SBIG)
The SBIG ST-8300C/M cameras feature a machined aluminum body to withstand field use
A mechanical shutter for taking dark frames on the SBIG ST-8300C/M
The SBIG ST-8300C/M cameras have fans for thermoelectric cooling to maintain the CCD's sensitivity and linear response
The Santa Barbara Instrument Group (SBIG) is adding two new models to its line of specialized, high-resolution CCD cameras for astrophotography and spectography. The ST-8300M and ST-8300C both feature an 8.3 megapixel CCD, thermoelectric cooling, and a USB 2.0 interface. The camera bodies accept both standard c-mount and Nikon lenses making them suitable for a variety of applications. SBIG claims the cameras’ antiblooming and microlens technology improves their sensitivity. Both cameras can also be used as autoguiders to control motorized telescope mounts.
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