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Celestron NexImage 10 Colour Solar System Imager Camera

The NexImage 10 CMOS camera is great for live viewing or photographing the Planets and Lunar features. This CMOS camera replaces the eyepiece, and produces color image stills through single-frame or multi-frame stacking.

The NexImage 10 features a USB 3.0 port, allowing the massive sensor to transfer all of its data very quickly. Extra-small pixels maximize the resolution, ensuring planetary detail is retained at short focal lengths.

Simply point your telescope at the Moon or a planet and record a quick video. The software analyzes each frame of video, throws away the fuzzy ones, and perfectly aligns the remaining images. The result is a bright, clear image with the maximum amount of color and detail. NexImage 10 is a great way to get started with astroimaging, especially if you live in a light-polluted area. If you can see the planet in the sky, you can image it with NexImage 10!

Features

  • 10 Mega pixel color sensor
  • Extra-small pixels sizes provide sub arc-second planetary detail with most telescopes
  • View and capture live video on your computer
  • 1.25" and C-mount interfaces compatible with most telescopes
  • Includes: USB cable, 1.25" nosepiece, software CD

Software Features

  • Automatically filters out video frames most affected by poor atmospheric "seeing"
  • Automatic stacking and alignment of multiple frames
  • Camera controls to manually adjust gain, contrast, exposure time, frame rate and color saturation
  • Selectable “region of interest” sub-framing
  • 2x2 binning capability
  • Progressive scan

Specifications

  • 1/2.3" CMOS color Sensor (4:3)
  • Resolution: 10 megapixel (3856 x 2764)
  • Pixel size: 1.67µ square
  • Sensor size: 6.44mm x 4.62mm (7.92 mm diagonal)
  • Integrated IR-cut filter
  • 1.25" barrel, threaded for eyepiece filters
  • Computer interface: USB 3.0 Super-Speed
  • Includes image processing software

System Requirements (subject to change)

  • Windows, Mac OSX
  • USB 1.1 or better (USB3.0 for maximum speed)

Note: laptop and telescope not included.