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SBIG's new STT-8300 cooled CCD astrocamera

Although one can begin to explore amateur astrophotography with a smartphone camera or a webcam, today's tool of choice for this pastime is a special-purpose, cooled CCD camera. The case in point is the new STT-8300M astrocamera from Santa Barbara Imaging Group (SBIG).  Read More

Pacman Nebula taken with an SBIG ST-8300M (photo: David Morrow/SBIG)

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.  Read More

The SBIG AllSky cameras provide horizon-to-horizon imaging for meteor watching and weather...

SBIG, also known as the Santa Barbara Instrument Group, has announced its latest horizon-to-horizon view cameras, the AllSky-340 and AllSky-340C. The AllSky cameras are designed for extended, unattended sky watching such as monitoring the weather, detecting meteors, or keeping an eye out for ETs. The cameras feature a self-contained all-weather housing, heated dome enclosure, an optional Bluetooth interface, and optional solar power.  Read More

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