Celestron NexYZ 3-Axis Universal Smartphone Adapter

Celestron NexYZ 3-Axis Universal Smartphone Adapter

Celestron NexYZ 3-Axis Universal Smartphone Adapter

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Product Highlights

  • Take Stills and Video through Eyepiece
  • For Telescopes, Binoculars & Spotters
  • Microscope and Smaller Optic Adapters
  • Easy Spring-Clamp Installation with Lock
  • Fits any Eyepiece from 30mm to 60mm
  • Compatible with a Wide Variety of Phones
  • Aluminum Frame and Polymer Body
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Celestron NeXYZ overview

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Capture still images and videos with virtually any smartphone through virtually any optical device with Celestron's NexYZ 3-Axis Universal Smartphone Adapter. The design allows it to be used on spotting scope, binocular, and telescope eyepieces from 30mm to 60mm—including standard 1.25" and larger 2" telescope eyepieces. Celestron includes two rings that allow the adapter to be mounted on smaller optics, such as microscopes. The frame is made of sturdy and lightweight aluminum and the body of a polymer material that makes it able to support larger and heavier smartphones without failing. A clamping system holds the adapter securely on the eyepiece and locks in place, while an adjustment system allows for precise phone camera alignment on three X-Y-Z axes.

UPC: 050234810555
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Celestron NexYZ 3-Axis Universal Smartphone Adapter
  • 2 x Mounting Rings
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Celestron NeXYZ specs

    Weight 10.0 oz / 293.5 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.2 x 6.8 x 5.6"

    Celestron NeXYZ reviews

    NexYZ 3-Axis Universal Smartphone Adapter is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My New Favorite This is my new favorite smartphone digiscoping adapter! I have used several brands/models of adapters in the past, and this is the best one I have found yet. Easy to attach. Quick to align. Sweet! The gears and knobs are metal which gives it a quality feel and heft. If I had things to whine about it would be the weight (not the lightest adapter) and the sharp plastic edges on parts of the unit. This is unfortunate as it is an otherwise well-engineered piece of gear. I might take a file to it to give it a more finished feel. I am sure you will like it!
    Date published: 2018-06-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A bit tricky to set up but useful once done After waiting a long time, the Celestron Adapter finally arrived. Build quality on it seems really solid and my iPhone 7 Plus fits without any issues. The difficulties... Only works with 1.25" eyepieces. I have a number of 2" eyepieces which are too big for the clamp to fit around. Oh well. Getting the phone properly aligned takes a bit of work. There are 3 axis which you can adjust. While you're doing that, whatever you've pointed your 'scope at has probably moved out of view. If you have a computer controlled scope and good alignment that helps. Finding the proper L/R, U/D, and X axis position is tough and I wish the gearing was a bit finer than it is. Had issues getting the image to fill the frame completely. During my first few attempts with a 32mm eyepiece, shooting the moon, the inside of the eyepiece barrel was visible. If you take the adapter off of the eyepiece to look through it, you're starting over on positioning. Overall, it's a handy tool and less work than putting a full astronomical camera on the telescope. I'd recommend it. Is it perfect? No. Is it useful and does the job? Yes. The moon was with a Celestron NexStar 8SE, 32mm eyepiece, iPhone 7Plus and the adapter. Photo is untouched.
    Date published: 2018-06-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great idea, bad construction This review is based on the item being used to mount a Samsung Galaxy S8 to a ES AR-152 f6.5 (You may have different results with your equipment). I had (have) been using an inexpensive cell phone mount I found on Amazon. I was eager to share what I was seeing, but can't yet find enough "spare change" for a proper AP set-up. I was surprised at the quality of pics the S8 produced in pro-mode. The biggest issue I had was aligning the camera with the eyepiece. When I saw this mount advertised I knew I had to have it! I pre-ordered it without hesitation. Since it was a new item, I really couldn't find too much info on this adapter, but hey, it's a Celestron product; a name that has been synonymous with astronomy since I started looking up many decades ago. So I put aside the usual thousand hours of research I do before buying something, and I placed my order. It arrived earlier than expected! Woohoo! The first thing I noticed was how much plastic was used on this. Not that nice polymer feeling stuff, but the "look at me the wrong way and I'll crack" plastic. The only metal on this is the clamp's pivot pin and locking mechanism, and the adjustment gears/rails (orange and silver as shown in the ad's pictures). I took some time to read the instructions and play with it a bit. Weather was not going to let me put it to use that night anyway. The unit is divided into 2 main parts: The part that clamps on to your scope, and the part that holds your phone. The part that holds your phone is a tray that has a spring loaded clamp that holds your phone quite securely. I gave it a few vigorous shakes and my phone stayed put. There are 2 stacked control knobs under the tray that move it on the X and Y axis. The movement was smooth but I found that when it approached the end of travel (in both directions) the tray would free slide. I could find no tensioner to keep this from happening. As long as you keep the tray parallel with the ground your fine. My scope points up, so.....problems. The Z axis is adjustable by a single knob where the tray and mount are joined together. A major design failure here. The only thing joining the 2 pieces is the adjustment track. There are no additional supports and the weight of the phone causes a great amount of flex between the parts. So much, that in higher power eyepieces you end up seeing the side of the eyepiece barrel (which produces an oblong frame around your target instead of a round one). Now the mount. The clamp is over engineered, but that is my opinion. What is fact is that if you are using a phone with a center mounted camera you will not be able to zoom in thanks to that over sized hinge pin! Good luck getting to the 10-12 mm eye relief on those high power lenses! Epic fail here, but it gets even better. The clamp itself is so thick that it interferes with the eyepiece adapter on the scope. I could not use my 6 mm eyepiece as I could not get the phone close enough to "see". The 10 mm, being a bit longer, worked somewhat, but the flex issue ruined the image. Finally, good weather and outside for some real testing. Nice long 40 mm lens in place, adapter attached, phone mounted, polar alignment....let's go! As soon as my scope started slewing, I watched the tray slide around. The flex between the 2 parts was becoming so noticeable I had to stop before something broke. I really had high hopes for this product. As I said before, Celestron is reputable name. Maybe I got a lemon. Maybe it is an "Edsel". In any event back it went. You may get different results if you are using this with different equipment, i.e. an i-phone or a spotting scope. Either way I hope my review helps. Good luck and clear skies!
    Date published: 2018-07-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent to take pictures Exelecente para tomar fotografas en el telescopio y se ajusta perfectamente a las miras del telescopio y las fotos quedan espectaculares I recommend it to those who like to take pictures
    Date published: 2018-06-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the NexYZ The Celestron NexYZ smartphone adapter makes basic astrophotography available for anyone who owns a smartphone at a very affordable price. I shot the attached photo of the Moon tonight (9/13/18) using the tele lens on my wife's IPhone 7 plus on a 4-1/2 inch refractor with a 7mm eyepiece and processed it with basic adjustments in Photoshop. The 3-axis adjustments on the NexYZ make it reasonably easy to properly align the camera over the eyepiece. Little cost, great fun.
    Date published: 2018-09-14
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great idea, awful quality I was trying to find a more universal mount for using my phone on spotting scopes than my phoneskope. I have a new Kowa 884 so was really looking for something to match the quality or at least come close. I ordered this before they hit the market by the recommendation of a big time optic store with some knowledge on what it would be and made it sound like the new great thing. I received my unit a couple months ago but just got around to using it yesterday. I was under the impression that it would be a solid, precision instrument but it is far from that. The unit is made almost entirely of flimsy plastic. Not even good solid plastic but very bendy, flimsy stuff that flexes way too much. The phone holder portion of the unit moves around with the phone on it as the plastic bends and flexes. I'm not even using a big phone, just an i-phone 5SE which is not that heavy. I thought with Celestron being a big name and known for quality that this item would be better than this but made in China is made in China. The idea is great, the universal part is almost that. Being able to use almost any phone even in the case is great and to have adjustments to fine tune it is a good idea, however it's hard to finely adjust anything when the whole plastic unit is flexing. The phone won't even stay parallel with the spotting scope lense as if flexes too much making photos fair but less than perfect. Pretty disappointed.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not quite universal enough I was disappointed with this product. I bought it primarily for my Celestron telescope but it will not open wide enough to attach to my 2" eyepieces. With the 1.25" eyepieces it will mount, but I cannot get it aligned well enough with my Samsung Galaxy S6 to take a good photo, even without a case.
    Date published: 2018-06-29
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Seems like they could Bought this when i bought new Fujinon JR stabilized binoculars. This attachment is HEAVY- not the right weight for smaller binoculars but i think it could work on full sized AND USING TRIPOD
    Date published: 2018-07-27
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