There is no doubt that S.B.I.G. cameras are quality instruments
all around and take some really great astrophotos. But what they
don't tell anyone in ccd land is how difficult and time-consuming
it is to focus these critters. Yet success doesn't have to depend on
luck or investing countless time reiterating to get the focus right.
And you already know that if your focus isn't perfect from the start,
no amount of 'Adobeizing' or processing will be able to get rid of the fuzziness and blur later on.
The Series IV 'Stiletto' precision astrofocuser is guaranteed
to put you in perfect focus each and every time in only seconds. Our
premium ronchi gratings make the focusing process as easy as pie.
It will beat focusing software hands down!
Here's what a couple of your colleagues had to say about the 'Stiletto'and their SBIGs:
"Thank you! This thing was a joy to work with and the images
were tack sharp! I have included 2 shots of M13, one using MaxIm
to judge best focus, and one using the Stiletto. The skies when I
used the Stiletto were far worse regarding light polution and seeing
than the ones taken with MaxIm. There is an obvious difference!!!
Feel free to use the shots to demonstrate that even a rank amateur
can get it right with the Stiletto!" -Tom Picciani
"I can't imagine why anyone would want to dink around
all night punching a motorized focus button to bring things
into focus with software when it can be done in seconds with
the Stiletto." -DocZ (Jerry Ziterkopf)
And, if you are using any other CCD or 35mm camera brand or model,
you can bet a Series IV is available for it also. Visit our website
and check out our new Series IV Standard and Professional models
today. Adding a Series IV is one sure way to restore Santa Barbara