ST-402ME (CLASSE 2 / CLASS 2)
Economical version of ST-402ME Class 2 CCD camera without the CFW-402 color filter wheel. Monochrome version.
The ST-402ME is simple and easy to use. This is one of the best CCD instrument for the begginer and offer high quality construction as all SBIG products. Remember, in every field there is a leader!
It is seen at right equipped with the optional T-thread to C-mount adapter ring and lens. For use at the telescope, a 31.7mm (1.25") nosepiece screws into the T-threads of the front plate. It's small size and light weight, custom internal filter wheel and shutter, low noise.
The small size and light weight makes this camera very easy to handle and set up. A custom internal filter wheel and shutter lets you take dark frames and tri-color images automatically. Best of all, the low noise and extraordinary QE of the KAF-0402ME CCD makes this one of the most sensitive CCD cameras available to amateurs at any price. Simply put, there is nothing that can touch it in its class, except of course the dual sensor, self-guiding ST-7XME camera. The same technology that is used to achieve such high quantum efficiency in the KAF-3200ME CCD is also used with the same effectiveness in the KAF-0402ME CCD. With a peak QE of nearly 85%, this camera bows its head to no other when it comes to recording faint detail in dim objects.
The ST-402ME includes camera body with female t-threads on front cover, 31,7mm (1.25") t-thread nosepiece, internal shutter, 12V power supply, USB cable, relay cable, and operating software.
The internal filter wheel with RGBC filters is optional.
Internal front view of the ST-402ME showing internal wheel and CCD chamber.
Rear internal view of the ST-402ME, showing heat exchanger, fan, relays and shutter motor.