SBIG ST10XME with attached CFW8A filter wheel and extras: $6,025 plus shipping. Sold to Bill from Wyoming.
I am moving to the STL 11000XM and selling my ST10XME. The package contains the following:
ST10XME with CFW8A attached currently on special at SBIG for $7490
Stan Goldman filters (In box, used once) cost $450
Neutral Density filters by Custom Scientific including ND 1, ND 2, ND 3; all are par focal with the SBIG LRGB filters. Cost $450
Hutech LPS filter par focal with the SBIG LRGB filters. Cost $139
Particle Wave Technology desiccant system with 10 desiccant recharges. Cost $79
Total current value of this entire package if purchased new is $8608.
The CCD comes with the SBIG standards including the water assist system, hard carrying case, power supply etc. Everything you need to start imaging in color.
I have extended the length of the cooling booster cord as it plugs into the 120 volt system and it has only been used in my observatory; similarly I have a toggle switch (yes, with ground wire intact) in the power supply line which is also 120 volt. Both these changes increase convenience. The package includes SBIG software, rechargeable desiccant plug, and two inch and 1.25 inch nosepieces.
This CCD has only been used in my private observatory and has produced many fine images. The Neutral density filters will allow for imaging objects in daylight, the Sun, Moon, and other bright planets and very bright stars such as Vega. Neutral density helps in these situations because the XME chip is very sensitive and the fastest shutter speed is only 0.11 seconds. The Stan Goldman filters are superb for deep sky, but not par focal with the Neutral Density filters or the Hutech LPS filter; they deserve a separate filter wheel which can be purchased from SBIG.
This is an excellent and complete imaging system at a very fair price.
I am willing to sell the CCD with the CFW8A attached, but the purchaser would be passing on some very useful extras.
The picture shows the CCD attached to my telescope via an Astro-Physics-Baader field flattener Barlow lens, which as shown is set at F/18; it only needs to be turned on and the cooling booster attached. I set up, but never used the water assist system.
Thanks for your interest.