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Celestron NexImage Solar System Imager

Capture images of the Moon and planets

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If you can see a planet in the sky, Celestron's NexImage can photograph it. This device mounts in your telescope's 1.25" focuser and connects to your Windows® PC via a hardwired USB connection. Just point your telescope at the Moon or a planet and record a quick video. The included software analyzes each frame of video, throws away the fuzzy ones, and perfectly aligns the remaining frames for a bright, detailed color image. It's a great way to save and share images of your night-sky explorations.

Product Highlights:

  • color CMOS camera for lunar and planetary imaging
  • records at 1280 x 720 maximum resolution
  • includes Windows PC software for capturing and processing video into a high resolution image
  • 1.25" mount allows for connection to most telescopes
  • hard-wired USB connection delivers images directly to your PC
  • warranty: 2 years parts and labor
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • NexImage Solar System Imager with attached 44" USB cable (Type A USB terminal)
  • iCap Capture software on CD-ROM
  • User's Manual

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Overview: The Celestron NexImage Solar System Imager connects to your telescope and takes photos of celestial objects, such as the Moon or planets. It replaces the 1.25" eyepiece on your telescope and connects to your computer via the attached USB cable, from where it receives power. The package includes iCap capture software and RegiStax stacking software to help you process the images.

Resolution: The NexImage features a 3.86mm x 2.18mm, 1 MP CMOS sensor with a maximum resolution of 1280 x 720, capable of taking high resolution images with stunning detail and color.

Process: The NexImage's light-sensitive imaging sensor captures streaming video of objects in the solar system. This 30 fps video is comprised of hundreds of individual images or frames, which can be digitally stacked to produce a finely detailed photograph. Stacking composite images helps to reduce noise in single images, and brings out minute details. The software analyzes each frame, removing those that are blurred by variations in the atmosphere, leaving only the clearest frames to be stacked together.

Software: The NexImage includes iCap capture and camera control software and RegiStax stacking software, the same programs that are included with Celestron's high-end Skyris cameras. iCap and RegiStax software are compatible with the following Operating Systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 and 8 (32-bit and 64-bit).

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