This is a big day... Diffraction Limited has acquired Santa Barbara Instrument Group (SBIG). I've known about this for a while. Doug asked me for my inputs, and I dragged out some of the business dealing experience I have from previous lives. The timing of this deal, and the conditions, are all just fantastic. Those of you who have SBIG equipment have had a somewhat rocky ride on the driver side, and Diffraction has really had it tough with the AO-X drivers (they have been beaten mercilessly by frustrated AO-X buyers). Diffraction is very healthy, MaxIm is selling like gangbusters. Now for the first time the Astronomy world will have a company which can deliver a complete hardware/software imaging package, all under the same roof, and with a professional engineer at the helm. Needless to say, I'm stoked too!