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1. Introduction
1.1. Getting Started
1.1.1. Quick Start Guide – Summary
1.1.2. Unpacking the Camera
1.1.3. Parts and Assembly
1.1.4. Connections
1.1.5. Attaching the camera to a telescope using the 2” nosepiece
1.1.6. Attaching the camera to a telescope using a custom adapter
1.1.7. Attaching the optional camera lens adapter
1.1.8. Connecting the STL-RC Adapter and Relay Cable
1.1.9. Optional Relay Adapter Box
1.1.10. Attaching the Remote Head
1.1.11. Connecting water hoses
1.1.12. Extending the USB cable
1.1.13. Opening the Front Cover - Changing Filters
1.1.14. Regenerating the Desiccant Plug
1.1.15. Indicator Lights
1.1.16. Opening the Back Cover - Changing the Fuse
1.1.17. Attaching the Camera Handles
1.1.18. Camera Resolution
1.1.19. Camera Field of View
1.1.20. Focal Length, Resolution and Field of View
1.2. Installing the USB Drivers for the First Time
1.2.1. Establish Communications with CCDOPS
1.2.2. Capturing Images with the CCD Camera
2. Introduction to CCD Cameras
2.1. Cameras in General
2.2. How CCD Detectors Work
2.4.2. Double Correlated Sampling Readout
2.4.3. Dark Frames
2.4.4. Flat Field Images
2.4.5. Pixels vs. Film Grains
2.4.6. Guiding
2.5. Electronic Imaging
2.6. Black and White vs. Color
3. At the Telescope with a CCD Camera
3.1. Step by Step with a CCD Camera
3.2. Attaching the Camera to the Telescope
3.3. Establishing a Communications Link
3.4. Focusing the CCD Camera
3.5. Finding and Centering the Object
3.6. Taking an Image
3.7. Displaying the Image
3.8. Processing the Image
3.9. Advanced Capabilities
3.9.1. Crosshairs Mode (Photometry and Astrometry)
3.9.2. Sub-Frame Readout in Focus
3.9.3. Track and Accumulate
3.9.4. Autoguiding and Self Guiding
3.9.5. Auto Grab
3.9.6. Color Imaging
4. Camera Hardware
4.1. System Components
4.2. Connecting the Power
4.3. Connecting to the Computer
4.4. Connecting the Relay Port to the Telescope
4.4.1 Using Mechanical Relays
4.5. Modular Family of CCD Cameras
4.6. Connecting accessories to the Camera
4.7. Battery Operation
5. Advanced Imaging Techniques
5.1. Lunar and Planetary Imaging
5.2. Deep Sky Imaging
5.3. Terrestrial Imaging
5.4. Taking a Good Flat Field
5.5. Building a Library of Dark Frames
5.6. Changing the Camera Resolution
5.7. Flat Fielding Track and Accumulate Images
5.8. Tracking Functions
6. Accessories for your CCD Camera
6.1. Water Cooling
6.2. Tri-color Imaging
6.3. Camera Lens Adapter
6.4. Focal Reducers
6.5. Flat Field Correctors
6.6. Third Party Products and Services
6.6.1. Windows Software
6.6.2. Image Processing Software
6.6.3. Getting Hardcopy
6.7. SBIG Technical Support
7. Common Problems
8. Glossary
A. Appendix A - Connector and Cables
A.1. Connector Pinouts for the AO/SCOPE port:
A.2. Connector Pinouts for the power jack:
A.4. SBIG Tracking Interface Cable (TIC-78)
Appendix B - Maintenance
B. Appendix B - Maintenance
B.1. Cleaning the CCD and the Window
B.2. Regenerating the Desiccant
Appendix C – Capturing a Good Flat Field
C. Appendix C - Capturing a Good Flat Field
C.1. Technique
D. Appendix D – Camera Specifications
Model STL-4020M Typical Specificaitons
Model STL-11000M Typical Specificaitons
Model STL-6303E Typical Specificaitons
Model STL-1301E Typical Specificaitons
Model STL-1001E Typical Specificaitons
E. Appendix E – Third Party Vendors Supporting SBIG Products
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