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About Celestron NexImage 5

Capture high resolution 5MP planetary, lunar and solar images. Combined with the included software package, NexImage 5MP can bring out tremendous detail and produce images that will rival those taken with astronomical cameras costing hundreds more.

Celestron NexImage 5 Features

  • 5 Mega pixel color sensor with Micron® DigitalClarity® technology to dramatically reduce image noise levels
  • Small pixels sizes provide sub arc-second planetary detail with most telescopes
  • View and capture live video on your computer
  • Software automatically filters out video frames most affected by poor atmospheric "seeing" leaving only the sharpest, clearest frames to be stacked and aligned into one high quality image
  • Machined aluminum 1.25" adapter barrel makes NexImage compatible with most any telescope
  • Barrel accepts standard 1.25? eyepiece filters
  • 1.25" adapter barrel makes NexImage compatible with most any telescope
  • Camera control software allows you to manually change the gain, contrast, exposure time, frame rate and color saturation using your PC
  • Camera body has integrated C-threads for direct threaded connection to telescope
  • Integrated IR-cut optical window
  • Selectable "region of interest" sub-framing
  • 2x2 and 4x4 binning capability
  • Progressive scan

Celestron NexImage 5 Specifications

Power Requirements
Powered by USB
USB
USB 2.0, 5' cable length
Camera Housing Construction
ABS with aluminum connection ring
Optical Window
IR Cutoff Filter
Pixel Size
2.2 micron square
A/D Conversion
12 bit
Imaging Sensor
Micron MT9P031 CMOS
Color or Monochrome?
Color
Camera Resolution (in pixels)
2592 x 1944
Total number of pixels
5.0 Mp
Mounting
1.25" barrel and C-thread
Sensor Size
5.7 mm x 4.28 mm
Shutter
Electronic Rolling Shutter
Software Compability
iCap, IC Capture, DirectShow
Operating Enviroment
-30°C to 70°C
Sub Framing
Hardware Selectable
Exposure Range
0.0001 to 30 seconds
Frames per Second
6.23 to 52.37 at the lowest resolution, 0.71 to 5.99 at the highest resolution
Weight
2.0 oz(57 g)
Recommended / Best Usage
Getting started in lunar, solar, and planetary imaging
Key Features
5.0 MP resolution at low cost. Larger sensor is great for lunar and solar imaging

Celestron NexImage 5 Reviews

Reviewed by 3 customers

 
5.0

nextimage

By

from Lenoir city tn

For astro pics

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great camera for the money

By

from Mandarin, Florida

This is a complete Solar System imaging package. There is the normal learning curve, focus can be touchy, but learning the capturing process you'll capture some Great images. For me and my scopes this is a real performer.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

not what i wished for

By

from boston, ma  -  Casual/ Recreational

i found out to my dismay this camera is not really compatible with the processor in my computer. i got it to work once or twice, but it's a known issue that the manufacturer doesn't really disclose. Adorama accepted it back and promptly refunded my money. i was also astonished by the speed with which this was delivered. i opted for two day shipping, ordered it on a wednesday and it was delivered the next afternoon. i'm sorry i couldn't use it as it has a good reputation.

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Joseph H  What computer platform does it require?
THOMAS B  Windows is the easiest to use with this camera. If you speak to sales reps from Celestron they will tell you that you can run the software on a Mac as well. But to run the CCD software on a Mac you have to use Bootcamp, regardless of what anyone tells you. Bootcamp is a Mac App that basically instructs you to turn a portion of your Mac into a Windows format computer! Why would anyone do that? I would never do this to my Macbook Pro! So I purchased a refurbished HP Pavilion dv7 and use it as dedicated laptop for all my astronomical needs as most all software for CCD's are Windows very little astronomical software available for Mac! The software that comes with Neximage 5 runs perfectly in the HP dv7 with Windows 7 Home Premium and I'm very satisfied with its function. I hope this helps.
Ky M  I am having trouble focusing the camera, I have tried it in two of my telescopes. All I see is blue and red dots. How do I get it to focus?
WILLIAM P  The camera needs about a half inch more in-travel than an eyepiece to reach focus. Try removing the star diagonal and mounting it where it was. Practice in daylight... looking at a distant tree or tower, then the moon.
Doug B  I am using a home built 10" F5 dobsonian that is computerized and tracks fairly well. My question is will the Neximage 5 camera work well with this setup? Also will the software work with windows 8?
GREGORY G  the neximage 5 camera should work with virtually any telescope with a 1.25" focuser ( 2" focuser wit a 1.25" to 2" adaptor. as far as windows 8 compatibility I am not sure of that my self.
Doug B  Yes windows 8 does work with the nextimage 5 camera. Doug Banko
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