SBIG ST-237A


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Brand and Model:SBIG ST-237A
Price ($USD):$1295.00
Pixel Size (microns):7.4
Resolution:657x495
Computer Interface:Parallel
Attributes:un-checkedAutoguider
Electric Power:12V
Weight (lbs.):1.2
Description:16 bits/pixel

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SBIG ST-237A
I've had my ST-237A for about a year now, and have spent enough time with it to become somewhat proficient at imaging with it on my 8" LX200. I use mine with the internal color filter wheel, and the FR237 focal reducer and eFinder assembly. The FR237 makes this camera much easier to use and is highly recommended if you have a similar scope. Overall the hardware seems robust. I particularly like having the color filter wheel internal to the camera, as this helps cut down wires and clutter, and its easy to keep the optics clean.
One of the design points of this camera is that the head is small enough that it can be used on Fastar equipped Celestron telescopes, which I may eventually get a chance to take advantage of. Overall I've been very happy with the camera for what its capable of doing. The main reason to upgrade from this camera to other models would be to have a built-in autoguiding chip, achieve faster download times via USB, higher resolution images, and larger pixels. The ST-237A is a good compromise and is reasonably priced, so I've been very happy with it so far.

Overall Rating: 8
Performance:9 Ease of Use:7 Value:8
Weight: 6 (Veritable Vote)
Date:
By: johns
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SBIG ST-237A
Could be re-designed so that the electronics are all contained in the head instead of in a separate box. This would likely increase the price though. All in all a nice piece of equipment.

Overall Rating: 7
Performance:8 Ease of Use:6 Value:8
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.223.141)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=124968

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