Celestron Neximage 5 CMOS Solar System Imager Camera

Celestron Neximage 5 CMOS Solar System Imager Camera

$239.99

The Neximage 5 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.

Includes a Micron CMOS sensor featuring DigitalClarity technology. DigitalClarity delivers CCD image quality (based on signal-to-noise ratio and low-light sensitivity), while providing very low dark current, minimal cross-talk, high sensitivity and low noise.

Firmware update: A firmware update has been made available to correct a bug in setting the exposure time. Customers are advised to update their cameras.

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
  • 1.25" and C-mount interfaces compatible with most telescopes

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 and 4x4 binning capability
  • Progressive scan

Specifications

  • 1/2.5" CMOS color Sensor
  • Resolution: 5 megapixel (2592x1944)
  • Pixel size: 2.2µ square
  • Sensor size: 5.7mm x 4.28mm (7 mm diagonal)
  • Sensitivity: .53 V/ lux-sec (@550nm)
  • Integrated IR-cut filter
  • 1.25" barrel, threaded for eyepiece filters
  • Computer interface: USB, High-Speed USB 2.0 cable included
  • Includes image processing software

System Requirements (subject to change)

  • XP, Vista, Windows 7
  • 1.3Ghz or faster CPU
  • 512Mb RAM
  • 40Mb of hard drive space
  • Screen resolution 1024x768 or higher
  • USB 1.1 or better

Note: laptop and telescope not included.