Celestron NexImage 5 Solar System Imager (5MP)

Celestron NexImage 5 Solar System Imager (5MP)

Celestron NexImage 5 Solar System Imager (5MP)

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Product Highlights

  • 5 Mega Pixel Color Sensor
  • Live Video; View & Capture
  • Imaging Software
  • Aluminum 1.25" Adapter Barrel
  • IR-cut Optical Window
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Celestron NexImage 5 overview

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The NexImage 5 Solar System Imager (5MP) from Celestron is a 5 megapixel color sensor that not only allows you to capture still images of your celestial subjects on a computer but also boasts the ability to view and capture live video as well. A small pixel size provides sub arc-second planetary detail with most telescopes and the Micron DigitalClarity technology reduces image noise levels. The included software automatically filters out video frames that have been the most affected by poor atmospheric seeing and leaves only the sharpest, clearest frames to be stacked and aligned into one high quality image. The software also delivers the ability to manually change the gain, contrast, exposure time, frame rate and color saturation of the camera through the computer. It has a machined aluminum 1.25" adapter barrel that accepts standard 1.25" eyepiece filters. The camera body has integrated C-threads affording direct threaded connection to the telescope. The optical window has been IR-cut for greater precision and there is a selectable "region of interest" for sub-framing. The NexImage 5 has 2x2 and 4x4 binning capability, progressive scanning and includes a high speed USB 2.0 cable.

View and capture live video to a computer
Barrel accepts standard 1.25" eyepiece filters
USB 2.0 cable connects the camera to a computer
The integrated optical window has been IR-cut for a precision fit
Selectable "region of interest" sub-framing allows greater attention to selected details
5 mega pixel color sensor with Micron DigitalClarity technology reduces image noise levels
Integrated C-threads for direct threaded connection between the camera body and the telescope
Progressive scan reduces visual artifacts and virtually eliminates interline twitter delivering clearer, crisply focused and stable images
Small pixels sizes provide sub arc-second planetary detail. 2x2 and 4x4 binning capability provides versatile pixel image scaling according to the seeing conditions
RegiStax 6 image processing program minimum requirements:
Windows XP (fully updated), Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit)
iCap 2.2 image capturing program minimum requirements:
Pentium IV, 2.0 GHz, 1GB RAM
Graphics card, 24 or 32 bit
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit)
DirectX 9.0c or higher
UPC: 050234937115
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Celestron NexImage 5 Solar System Imager (5MP)
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • Software
  • Two Year Limited Warranty
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    Celestron NexImage 5 specs

    Mounting 1.25" barrel
    Chip 1/2.5" format, color CMOS Sensor
    Camera Resolution 5MP, 2592 x 1944
    Sensor Size 5.7 x 4.28 mm
    7 mm diagonal
    Pixel Size 2.2 micron square
    Sensitivity .53 V/ lux-sec @550 nm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.8 x 5.6 x 2.1"

    Celestron NexImage 5 reviews

    NexImage 5 Solar System Imager (5MP) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 16.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Celestron NexImage 5 Solar System Imager It is very easy to use and get very good quality images better than some planetary images found in old textbooks taken at observatories. YouTube has plenty of tutorials from the basic setup through the final image processing. Your results will depend on the quality, size, and experience with your telescope and the atmosphere. I recommend using this on a scope with a tracking equatorial mount, not a Dob. An electronic focuser is also a plus.Owning PhotoShop is recommended, without it you will be limited to only the features of Registax (included). This is a great value and it's not just for beginners. I use mine with a 12 SCT and have been imaging for over 30 years.
    Date published: 2014-05-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Picture for low price Initially I thought it was not working, only black screen when looking at the moon. I called Celestron, they told me that for my telescope (NexStar 5se) the magnification was 300X. This of course makes focussing difficult, still the full moon is a big target. The manual says to connect the camera to the back of the telescope. When I used the diagonal I was able to get a picture of the moon (not good due to the enlargement) and later of Saturn. Made movie of Saturn and later picture. Came out very good considering the telescope and viewing conditions. Still cannot get a picture using the back.
    Date published: 2013-06-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Steep learning curve for beginner. This version is a HUGE step up from their previous model and is technically a bargain compared to other imagers with (almost) comparable specifications. It's appears to be very well made. I'm a beginner, so I'm getting mixed results with the process needed to get it right. This is the kind you thing where you must read the manual along with getting advice on various astronomy forums from seasoned astro photographers. So far, I'm not terribly impressed, but I'm aware of what it is capable of. These are very specific tools for astronomy that I don't fully understand how to use yet. I wish it were more intuitive, but it seems to be the nature of the beast. Your mileage may vary.
    Date published: 2013-04-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very useful First night out I got good images of the Moon and Saturn after processing with Registax.Needs far better documentation - there is virtually nothing included. One has to scour the net for tutorials to go beyond the defaults.Can be used as a quide scope for deep space time exposures. Plan on using it with my Nikon DSLR.
    Date published: 2014-07-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Product This is a fantastic product. Installed the software (Win 7 64bit), plugged it in and started receiving images with no problems. The image quality is fantastic.
    Date published: 2012-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent images, recommended! I married it with my Celestron Nexstar 102GT telescope on my deck, I am able to capture some amazing images; Moon, Saturn, Jupiter and others. The Registax program does not come with any tutorial but thru trial and error and YouTube video I am learning. Highly recommended for astrophotography buffs!
    Date published: 2016-04-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent!! I love it. It is more than I had expected it to be for the price and it works very well. I like the software that comes with it and as a new recruit to astrophotograpy, I should be able to learn a lot by using this camera and not outgrow it for some time to come.
    Date published: 2015-11-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good camera! I would recommend this camera because is fairly cheap and the quality of its images are amazing even though I just learning how to use the software that came with it. I am giving it 4 stars because I can't compare it with any other. This is my first one and I am very happy even that here in Minnesota there are not many good nights to enjoy my telescope.
    Date published: 2014-09-14
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