STF-8050M Monochrome Camera


The SBIG STF-8050M Camera sports a KAI-08050 8 mp CCD sensor in a 4/3″ optical format. Built upon a cutting-edge 5.5 micron Interline Transfer CCD, this sensor features broad dynamic range, superb imaging efficiency, and a flexible readout design.

The STF-8050 has been enhanced to provide fast full frame downloads and peak cooling in a compact package the size of an STF. It only takes about 1/2 second to download a high resolution 8.1 mp 16-bit frame using the dual channel readout mode. Despite this ultra fast download rate, the read noise remains especially low at about 9e-.

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  • Large, high resolution 8.1 megapixel CCD with 5.5 micron pixels
  • Fast, dual channel readout
  • Full frame, high res, low noise, 16-bit download in 0.5 seconds
  • Electronic shutter for fast exposure times (0.001 to 3600 seconds)
  • STX/STXL style pin-fin heat sink and 70mm fan
  • Exceptional cooling delta greater than -50-Deg.C with air only
  • Sapphire Chamber Window
  • Very low read noise aprox. 9e-
  • Very low dark current aprox. 0.01e- at -20-Deg.C
  • Antiblooming protection
  • Uses STF 8-Position Filter Wheels and OAG
  • Accepts Nikon and Canon EOS lens adapters

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A/D Converter 16 bit
Adaptive Optics Option AO-8A with StarChaser SC-2
Antiblooming y
Sensor Size 15.2 mm x 15.2 mm
Computer Interface USB2
Cooling Delta 50 °C
Dark Current e/p/s at 0 C 0.02 e-/p/s
Exposure 0.001-3600 sec
Filter Size 36mm / 1.25″
Filter Wheel Option y
Full Frame Download 0.5 sec
Full Well Capacity 20,000 e-
Imaging Sensor KAI-08050
Imaging / Pixel Array 3296 x 2472
OAG Option StarChaser SC-2
OS Compatibility Windows 7, 8, 10 x86/x64, MacOS 10.14 “Mojave” x86 binaries, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS x64, Ubuntu Mate arm64
Peak QE 51%
Pixel Digitization Rate 10/20 MHz
Pixel Size 5.5 um
Power 12 Volt
Power Cable US, European
Read Noise 9 e- typical
Temperature Regulation y
Weight 2.15 lbs