SBIG STT-8300M/STF-8300M Specifications

CCD

Imaging CCD: Kodak KAF-8300
CCD Size: 17.96mm x 13.52 mm

Pixels

Pixel Array: 3326 x 2504 pixels
Total Pixels: 8.3 Million
Pixel Size: 5.4 x 5.4 microns
Full Well Capacity: ~ 25,500 e-
Dark Current: 0.02 e-/pixel/sec at -15C
Antiblooming: 1000x
Peak Quantum Efficiency: 56%

Operation

Shutter: Mechanical, Even-illumination
Exposure: 0.12 to 3600 seconds, 10 ms increments
Binning Modes: 1×1, 2×2, 3×3, 9×9, 1xn
Pixel Digitization Rate: 10 Mpx/sec
Full Frame Download: <1 second
Cooling Delta: -55C/-40C

Electronics

Read Noise: ~9.3 e- rms
A/D Converter: 16 bit
A/D Gain: e-/ADU

Misc.

Dimensions: 4.9 x 4.9 x 4.9 in. / 2 x 4 x 5 in.
Weight: 2.7 lbs / 1.8 in.
Mount: 2″ T-Thread


ST-2000XM Specifications

CCD

CCD Type: Kodak KAI-2001M (main CCD)
+ TI TC-237H (Texas Instruments; auto-guiding CCD)
CCD Architecture: Full Frame

Pixels

Number of Pixels: 1600 x 1200, total: 1.92 million
Pixel Sizes: 7.4 x 7.4 microns
Array Dimensions: 11.8 x 8.9 mm
Full Well Capacity: ~45,000 electrons (unbinned), ~90,000 electrons (binned)
Binning Modes: 1 x 1, 2 x 2, 3 x 3, and
1 x N, 2 x N, 3 x N

Operation

Shutter: electromechanical
Exposure: 0.01 to 3600 seconds, 10 ms resolution
Full Frame Acquisition: ~4.5 seconds
Cooling: Single Stage Thermoelectric, Active
Fan with Water Assist
-35° C from ambient typical without water
-45° C from ambient typical with water
0.1° C resolution
Dark Current: .35 electrons/second/pixel at 0° C
Antiblooming: standard
Guiding: Dual CCD Self-Guiding

Electronics

Read Noise: 15 electrons RMS
A/D Converter:     16 bits (65,535 gray levels)
A/D Gain: Unbinned = 0.72 electrons/ADU
Binned = 1.4 electrons/ADU

Misc.

Camera Weight: 2.0 lbs. (0.9 kg)
Head Mount Size: 1.25 inch or 2 inch


ST6 Specifications

CCD

CCD Type: TC241 (Texas Instruments)
CCD Architecture: Full Frame

Pixels

Number of Pixels: 375 x 242, total: 90,750
Pixel Sizes:     23 x 27 microns
Array Dimensions: 8.6 x 6.5 mm, diagonal: 10.8 mm
Full Well Capacity: 400,000 electrons
Binning Modes: 1 x 1, 1.5 x 1, 1.5 x 2

Operation

Shutter: electronic, Electromechanical Vane
Exposure: 0.01 to 3600 seconds, 10 ms resolution
Full Frame Acquisition: 25 seconds
Cooling: -40° C from ambient, 0.1° C resolution
Dark Current: 23 electrons/second/pixel at -30° C, doubles with every 8° C rise in temperature
Antiblooming: variable rate
Guiding: Autoguiding and Track & Accumulate

Electronics

Read Noise: 30 electrons rms, Double Correlated Sampling
A/D Converter: 16 bits (65,535 gray levels)
A/D Gain: 6.7 electrons/ADU

Misc.

Camera Weight: 2.5 pounds
Head Mount Size: 1.25 inch