Celestron NexImage Camera
You have your new telescope and have observed Saturn and Jupiter. Now you're ready to take the next step and start imaging them. But where do you begin? The Celestron NexImage Solar System Imager is the perfect solution!
NexImage is a one-shot color imager that replaces the 1.25" eyepiece on your telescope and connects to your PC via USB 2.0. The 1280 x 720 CMOS sensor provides high resolution images of the Moon, with enough sensitivity to reveal details on Jupiter and Saturn. Best of all, NexImage includes everything you need to get started, including Celestron's easy-to-use software suite. The iCap capture software and RegiStax stacking software are the same powerful programs included with Celestron's high-end Skyris cameras.
Simply point your telescope at the Moon or a planet and record a quick video. The software analyzes each frame of video, throws away the fuzzy ones, and perfectly aligns the remaining images (for Windows systems only). The result is a bright, clear image with the maximum amount of color and detail. NexImage is a great way to get started with astroimaging, especially if you live in a light-polluted area. If you can see the planet the sky, you can image it with NexImage!Manufacturer Product Number:93709
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SKU CE-93709 UPC Code 050234937092 Manufacturer Celestron Color or B&W? Color Sensor Type CMOS Series Celestron NexImage Pixel Size < 5 Microns Warranty Limited Warranty # of Sensors Single Sensor Pixel Size in Micrometers 3.0 micron square Binning Modes 2x2, 4x4 Shutter Type Digital Interface USB 2.0 Included Software iCap capture software and RegiStax stacking software
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Product QuestionsQuestion by: Jackie27 on May 25, 2014 4:14:02 PMThe NexImage is designed for planetary and lunar photography and cannot take long enough exposures to image DSO targets. You could attach this to your Astromaster 130 EQ, but you could only get usable images if your mount was motorized to track the sky.Answer by: Chris (Admin) on May 26, 2014 9:09:32 AMQuestion by: Doug on Jul 20, 2014 8:43:10 AMTechnically, yes, but only with additional accessories that may negate the price advantages. The NexImage has no autoguiding port, so a guide port interface adapter will need to be purchased through a third party (OPT does not currently have any vendors that carry this convertor) and software like PHD or Metaguide will need to be installed in order to guide.
In addition, the NexImage is a color camera, which is not advantageous for guiding. Color cameras are ~1/4 as sensitive as an equivalent monochrome camera, so it will be difficult to find a suitable guide star. A dedicated guider would be better for that purpose, and the NexImage will be better at planetary and lunar imaging.Answer by: Chris (Admin) on Jul 20, 2014 10:50:14 AMQuestion by: JoelBraun on Sep 27, 2014 10:45:11 PMQuestion by: Chuckle on May 21, 2014 10:44:49 AMFor lunar and planetary photography you do not need autoguiding, but you do need to have tracking on your telescope's mount. An untracking mount will not be able to record frames without blurring and the image quality will suffer.
The maximum length of a video recording will depend on the object and your computer. At a framerate of 7.5 frames per second, the file will be around 1.5 Gigabytes in about 60 seconds so make sure you have a lot of hard drive space. Also, videos longer than 90 seconds will show smearing on Jupiter from rotation.Answer by: Chris (Admin) on May 22, 2014 6:39:24 AM
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