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Brand and Model:SBIG STV
Price ($USD):$1995.00
Pixel Size (microns):7.4
Computer Interface:Serial
Electric Power:12V
Weight (lbs.):1
Description:Deluxe option includes: integrated LCD video screen, tripod mounting block, C-mount lens adapter and hard carrying case with pre-cut foam insert for 2395.

Comes with 1.25" Nose piece.
16 bits/pixel.
includes NTSC/PAL video out.


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The STV was designed as an autoguider and it performs this function very well either on a guidescope, or after purchasing the rather costly single-lens e-finder accessory that can also be used as a focal reducer when imaging (see below).

The head is a clone of the ST-237 with minute pixels for high resolution imaging, but the array is small. Imaging with this size array yields a very small field of view unless you use a short-focus refractor or a focal reducer. Recently an install-it-yourself colour imaging wheel is available from SBIG at an excessive price.

All in all, this delightful instrument is rather expensive and for imaging there are many less expensive - though more difficult to use - cameras out there.

MJ Spicer

Overall Rating: 7
Performance:10 Ease of Use:9 Value:6
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