The colour camera for lunar and planetary photography - ideal for beginners!
Simply insert the NexImage camera into the focuser instead of a 1.25" eyepiece and connect it to your laptop with the USB 2.0 cable. The camera sensor will then deliver high-resolution images of, for example, the Moon, and is also sensitive enough to reveal details on Jupiter and Saturn. A user-friendly software suite from Celestron (for Windows only) is also included, allowing you to get started right away.
Planetary photography works by a stacking process as follows - align your telescope on the Moon or on a planet and take a short video. The software will then analyse each frame, reject those that are blurred, and stacks the good ones together. The result is a bright, clear image with the best possible colour and detail.
Planetary imaging, especially in light polluted areas, is an interesting topic - If you can see the planet in the night sky, you can shoot it with using NexImage and your telescope!
Intended use of the camera
- Mercury, Venus, Uranus and Neptune - not very good
- Mars, Jupiter and Saturn - very good
- entire lunar disk - not very good
- detail of lunar disk - good
- entire solar disk- not very good
- detail of solar disk - good
Note: Only photograph the Sun using a special solar filter.
We recommend that you always install the latest camera driver.
You can find the driver below the word Support at the bottom of the product page for each camera:
We recommend the Sharpcap freeware as image acquisition software:
There is a good video tutorial for this software on Youtube: