SBIG ST-i Planet Cam and Autoguider Uncooled Color CCD Telescope Camera

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SBIG ST-i Planet Cam and Autoguider Uncooled Color CCD Telescope Camera

ST-I Guider and Planetary Camera

The innovative, eyepiece-size SBIG ST-i Color Camera is aimed at both entry-level and advanced amateur astronomers. Unlike other autoguiding cameras, the ST-i includes a mechanical shutter, providing greater sensitivity and more accurate guiding as users can now automatically capture and use dark frames while autoguiding.

The camera can take exposures as short as 0.001 seconds and focus at up to 21 frames per second. It will download 16-bit images at up to 12 frames per second, allowing users to extract finer detail with higher dynamic range than 8-bit cameras, especially when doing planetary imaging.

Recognizing that many astronomers begin imaging with DSLRs and video cameras, SBIG is also bundling the ST-i with software that can be used by any imager, regardless of whether they use a CCD camera or DSLR for imaging. Combined with SBIG's own CCD Ops and PlanetMaster software for high-resolution planetary imaging, this bundled suite of imaging and planetarium software provides customers with a powerful and comprehensive set of tools. The imaging software suite not only supports the planetary and autoguiding functionality of the ST-i but also provides a comprehensive planetarium, telescope control, and image processing solution.

SBIG ST-i Planet Cam and Autoguider Features

  • Low noise, high sensitivity CCD
  • Internal mechanical shutter for automatic dark frames
  • Electronic shutter for short exposures
  • Up to 21 frames per second in focus mode
  • 16 bit A/D
  • Eyepiece size body (1.25-inch diameter)
  • Lightweight - only 2.2 oz.
  • Powered from USB Port
  • Standard Guider Output Port
  • CCDOPS Software
  • Sensor - Kodak KAI-340 CCD
  • Color or Monochrome
  • Guiding Sensitivity - 11th Mag / 2 sec / 60 mm



ADC16 bit
Back focus13mm
Bayer MatrixColor
Camera Connection1.25" nozzle
Camera SeriesSBIG ST i
Dynamic Range11.5 Stops
Free ShippingYes
Full Rez Frame Rate5fps
Full Well25ke
Included Software CCDOPS
InterfaceUSB 2.0
Max Frame Rate21fps
Mega Pixels0.3 mp
Operating System CompatibilityLinux (3rd Party) & Mac & Windows
Peak QE55%
Pixel Array648 x 486
Pixel Size7.4 microns
Power ConsumptionUSB 500 mA
Read Noise9e
Sensor Diagonal6mm
Sensor TypeCCD
SensorON Semi KAI 0340
Warranty2 Year Warranty
Weight0.137 lbs


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