The Celestron NexImage 5MP Solar System Imager allows you to take high resolution images of objects viewed through your telescope. Its 5 mega pixel sensor captures tremendous detail and produces images that will rival those of premium astronomical cameras. The smaller pixel sizes of the imager is capable of providing sub arc-second planetary detail with most telescopes.
The Micron DigitalClarity® technology found in the sensor was designed to reduce image noise levels which allows the user to capture crisp and clear images. Capable of capturing any planetary, lunar and even solar images, the NexImage comes with a camera control software that gives you power over the gain, contrast, exposure time, frame rate, colour saturation and many more through your computer. You will also get to choose from 9 different settings of resolution, ranging from 640x480 to 2592x1944.
It also allows you to view and capture live video on your computer. The sensor uses a progressive scanning method. The software that comes with the imager automatically filters out video frames that are affected by noise. This leaves only the clearest frames to be composited and aligned into one high quality image.
Celestron made the Imager compatible with most telescope by using the legacy 1.25” eyepiece diameter. The machined aluminium barrel will also accept standard 1.25” eyepiece filters. The Imager has integrated c-threads for direct connection to telescopes. There is no need for an adapter. It has an integrated IR-cut optical window, the option to select a “region of interest” for sub-framing and it is capable of 2x2 and 4x4 binning.
Recommended Minimum System Requirements
- Pentium IV, 2.0GHz, 1GB RAM
- Graphics card with 24 or 32 bit
- Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit)
- DirectX 9.0c or higher
Celestron NexImage 5MP Solar System Imager Features:
- 5 megapixel color sensor with Micron® DigitalClarity® technology
- View and capture live video on your computer
- Machined aluminum 1.25" adapter barrel makes it compatible with most any telescope
- Includes NexImage camera, USB 2.0 cable, 1.25" Nose Piece, NexImage iCap software
- Integrated IR-cut optical window
Celestron Accessories Two Year Limited Warranty
My first terrestrial attempt was abandoned due to failing light and consequential evening attempts were unsuccessful due to time and patience.
Dan (Posted on Feb 08, 2014)
Celestron warrants its products to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the length of time specified by this product to the original owner. Each product will list the warranty for it on our website.
Celestron will repair or replace the product which, upon inspection by Celestron, is found to be defective in materials or workmanship and within the definitions of the limits described below.
This warranty is effective January 1, 2012, and supersedes all other warranties as noted in brochures, instruction manuals, product packaging, etc.
This warranty does not cover products that have been subject to abuse, misuse, physically damaged, altered, or had unauthorized repairs or modifications. This warranty does not cover defects due to normal wear and tear and other conditions.
Celestron shall use reasonable efforts to repair or replace any binocular or spotting scope covered by this warranty within thirty calendar days of receipt. If it takes longer, the customer will be notified.
If warranty problems arise, or if you need assistance in using your product, please contact our Customer Service.
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