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 SensorCMOS 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.
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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
- Celestron NexImage Burst Color Camera
- C-thread 1.25" Nosepiece Adapter
- USB Cable
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsQuestion by: Debbie W on Oct 27, 2015 11:41:00 AMLike all high resolution webcams, this can be used to image bright double stars, though they need to be far enough apart to be split given the local seeing conditions. Generally, a monochrome camera will give you higher resolution potential, but when observing a bright double star a color camera can show you the color differences without needing RGB filters. There is a limit on how faint a star you can see which will directly relate to exposure time, telescope aperture, seeing stability, and focal ratio. Stacking several short exposures may help resolve fainter doubles but turbulent seeing will blur close doubles.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Oct 28, 2015 5:21:00 PMQuestion by: John Batchler on Oct 21, 2016 4:45:00 PMQuestion by: DaveF on May 17, 2014 8:31:35 AMThe Aptina AR0132 CMOS sensor on the Neximage Burst has a peak Quantum Efficiency of 75%, very low noise, high dynamic range, and a frame rate of up to 35 FPS at full res and well over 100 FPS at 640 x 480 crop mode on a fast USB 2.0 connection. This is designed as a much more serious planetary camera then the other NexImage offerings.Answer by: Chris (Admin) on May 19, 2014 4:31:17 AMWhat is the pixel format of the raw output using DirectShow if available? For example RGB8, Y800, YUV420, etc.Question by: Robby Nowell on Apr 22, 2016 7:41:00 PMThe manufacturer doesn't specify what codecs are available, but the similar Skyris 132 with the same iCap software has options for Y800 and RGB32 listed in the manual. For other formats, alternative free software like FireCapture is available.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Apr 28, 2016 2:54:00 PMHas 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.Question by: Liz on Dec 13, 2015 7:12:00 PMQuestion by: Tim Farr on Jul 18, 2015 11:42:00 AMWhile the Nexstar Burst cannot itself guide a telescope, using software like Metaguide and a USB to guide relay box (products not sold by us) would allow this to be used as a guide camera. Without these items, you would only be able to use this as a planetary or lunar camera.Answer by: Chris Hendren on Jul 24, 2015 3:49:00 PMI BELIEVE THE LUX RATING FOR THE NEXIMAGE 5 IS 0.9. WHAT IS THE LUX RATING FOR THE NEXIMAGE BURST?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?Question by: Michael C on May 25, 2015 2:40:00 PMThe mono has no Bayer matrix separating to color detail onto different pixels, so the mono is ~4x as sensitive and has ~1/2 the noise of the color version, but it requires a filter wheel and filters (at additional expense) to get a color image. The color is more simple to learn and can take great pictures, but the mono can achieve greater resolution at a higher total system cost.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on May 26, 2015 2:53:00 PMQuestion by: Vincent on Jun 24, 2016 2:08:00 AMUnfortunately, with a maximum exposure time of 1 second, this camera will not be able to pick up any except the absolute brightest stars. You would need to use a camera designed more for deep space imaging with a longer maximum exposure time. Please contact us if you have questions.Answer by: Chris Hendren on Jun 24, 2016 10:22:00 AM
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