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SBIG ST-i Color Planet Cam and Autoguider - ST-IC
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SBIG ST-i Color Planet Camera and Autoguider

  • The SBIG ST-i Color Planet Cam and Autoguider gives off short exposures with an electronic shutter
  • Allows for a low noise, high sensitivity CCD with an internal mechanical shutter for automatic dark frames
  • Enables up to 21 frames per second in focus mode
  • The SBIG ST-i Color Planet Cam and Autoguider is powered from USB Port- Standard Guider Output Port, one shot
  • Includes an eyepiece size body (1.25" diameter) and weighs just 2.2 ounces
  • Included extensive imaging software, custom carrying case and cables

The SBIG ST-I Color Planet Cam and Autoguider is an innovative design for entry level and advanced amateur astronomers. Including a mechanical shutter, unlike other autoguiding cameras, the ST-i provides great sensitivity and more accurate guiding. Users can now automatically capture and use dark frames while autoguiding.

The SBIG ST-i camera takes exposures as short as 0.001 seconds and focuses up to 21 frames per second. Downloads of 16-bit images at up to 12 frames per second allows users to extract finer detail with higher dynamic range than 8 bit cameras, especially when done during planetary imaging.

The ST-i is bundled with software considering many astronomers beginning imaging with video cameras and DSLRs. The software can be used by any imager regardless of whether they use a video camera or DSLR for imaging. Fully functional versions of CCD Soft, version 5 and Software Bisque's The Sky version 5 are included. For high resolution planetary imaging, combine with SBIG's own PlanetMaster software and CCDOps. This bundle suite software provides users with a comprehensive and powerful set of tools. This suite supports the planetary and autoguiding functionality of the ST-i while also providing a comprehensive planetarium, telescope control and image processing solution.


  • Sensor - Kodak KAI-340 CCD
  • Color
  • Low noise, high sensitivity CCD
  • Internal mechanical shutter for automatic dark frames
  • Electronic shutter for short exposures
  • Eyepiece size body (1.25" diameter)
  • Lightweight - only 2.2 oz
  • Up to 21 frames per second in focus mode
  • 16 bit A/D
  • Powered from USB Port
  • Standard Guider Output Port
  • CCDOPS and CCDSoftV5 Software
  • Guiding Sensitivity - 11th Mag/2 sec
Camera Type Single Frame Camera
Color or Monochrome? Color
Camera Series SBIG ST-i
Sensor Manufacturer TrueSense (formerly Kodak)
Sensor Model KAI-340
Sensor Type CCD
Pixel Size (┬Ám) 7.4 x 7.4
Pixel Array (pixels) 640 x 480
Camera Cooling Natural Convection
Readout Architecture Full Frame Transfer
Software Included CCDOPS and CCDSoftV5
Computer Interface USB 2.0
OS Compatibility Linux, Mac, Windows
Includes Filter Wheel? No, Not Necessary
Camera Dimensions 1.25" x 3.5"
Camera Weight (lb.) 0.138
Camera Warranty 2 year
What's in the Box
  • SBIG ST-i Color Planet Cam and Autoguider

  • 1.25" threaded front plate (to accept standard 1.25 inch filters)

  • USB cable

  • Tracking cable

  • Manuals on CDROM

  • Custom Carrying Case

  • CCDOPS Software

  • CCDSoftV5 Software

  • TheSKY Software

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