Celestron NexImage Burst Camera - Color

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Celestron NexImage Burst Camera - Color
Item # CE-95518
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  • The Celestron NexImage Burst cameras are perfect for capturing the Sun, Moon and planets.
  • Capable of doing live video.
  • Features a full color Aptina AR0132 CMOS imaging sensor.
  • Manually adjust gain, exposure time and frame rate for ultimate imaging control.
  • Machined aluminum 1.25" adapter with c-threads for a direct connection to almost any telescope.
  • Included capture software removes frames affected by unstable air, ensuring only the most crisp and clearest frames are stacked for a single image of incredible quality.
  • Celestron 2 year warranty.


About the NexImage Burst Cameras

The Celestron NexImage Burst Solar System Imagers are an innovative camera created for the beginner astro imager but utilizing one of the best CMOS imaging sensors available!  Compatible with computerized and non-computerized telescopes (equipped with a motor drive for tracking) and packaged with a 1.25" adapter, this little imaging dynamo is compatible with hundreds of telescopes and easily adapts.

Utilizing the included software package, the NexImage Burst is capable of capturing incredible detail and producing images that rival those taken with much more expensive cameras.   The perfect choice for hobbyist new to imaging - it's almost as easy as point and shoot.  Capable of recording more than 120 frames per second, the included software will analyze each frame and eliminate any affected by atmospheric turbulence which is the number one culprit of sub-par images.   This means only the best, sharpest frames are aligned to create bright, clear images with awesome detail.  This is an especially great feature for those imaging in light polluted areas making this a great pick for the backyard astronomer.

About the Aptina AR0132 CMOS Color Sensor

CMOS technology is emerging as the hottest trend in imaging, and Aptina’s AR0132 sensor leads the way. This updated version of the popular MT9M034 sensor offers the perfect combination of speed, sensitivity, and value. You won’t find the Aptina AR0132 sensor for a better price anywhere than NexImage Burst.  The ultimate in point and shoot astroimaging, you'll be capturing images in beautiful full color eliminating the need for color filters and shortening overall exposure times.  This camera can still be paired with an optional filter wheel and narrowband filters to bring out even more detail in the objects you're capturing.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU CE-95518
UPC Code 050234955188
Manufacturer Celestron
Color or B&W? Color
Sensor Type CMOS
Series Celestron NexImage
Pixel Size < 5 Microns
Chip Diagonal Less than 6mm
Warranty 2 Year Warranty
Sensor Manufacturer Aptina Imaging
# of Sensors Single Sensor
Sensor Model AR0132
CCD Class Standard
Pixel Size in Micrometers 3.75 microns square
Pixel Array 1280 x 960
Sensor Diagonal 4.4461mm
Integrated Guider? No
Shutter Type Digital
Filter Wheel No
Interface USB 2.0
Included Items

Included Items

  • Celestron NexImage Burst Color Camera
  • C-thread 1.25" Nosepiece Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Software
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

Is the software for the NexImage Burst compatible with Wiondows 7?
What is the pixel format of the raw output using DirectShow if available? For example RGB8, Y800, YUV420, etc.
With a 150/750 Newtonian, can the Neximage pick up stars? Worry is the stars maybe to faint?
Does this camera works on windows 10 and HD screen
Can the camera be used for double star imaging?
Has anyone tried the software on windows run on bootcamp? I have a mac with bootcamp installed so that I can run Rspec. I would really like to add my voice to requests to get some imaging software written for mac.
What does this camera offer that the Neximage 5 doesn't, to warrant a price 29% higher?
This camera and the monochrome variant are listed at the same price. Pixel size is the same. Is there some reason to use one over the other? For example, greater dynamic range in the mono?
Can it be used for autoguiding also?
Is the software for the camera compatible with MacIntosh computers?  OS Lion or Mountain Lion?
I am interested in this camera but cant find a image taken from one? do they exist.
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