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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