• NexImage Burst Color Solar System Imager (95518)
  • NexImage Burst Color Solar System Imager (95518)
  • NexImage Burst Color Solar System Imager (95518)
  • NexImage Burst Color Solar System Imager (95518)
  • NexImage Burst Color Solar System Imager (95518)
  • NexImage Burst Color Solar System Imager (95518)
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Sensor: AR0132AT CMOS
1/3" format Aptina
Mfr. Name: Celestron, LLC
Resolution: 1.2 MP (1280 x 960)
Mfr. Cat No: 95518
Sensor Size: 4.8mm x 3.6mm
Pixel Size: 3.75 μm square
Sensitivity: 5.48 V/lux-sec (@550 nm)
USB Cable: High-speed USB 2.0 cable
Cat No. - NC-13430
Price: $199.00
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Capture high-resolution planetary, lunar and solar images!

This innovative camera is easy enough for a beginner to use, but features one of the best CMOS sensors available for astroimaging. It is a one-shot color camera, allowing you to capture full-color images instantly. It is also compatible with any computerized telescope or a non-computerized telescope with a motor drive for tracking celestial objects.

Combined with the included software package, NexImage Burst brings out tremendous detail and produces images rivaling those taken with astronomical cameras costing hundreds more. The software analyzes each frame of video, throws away the ones affected by atmospheric turbulence, and perfectly aligns the best frames. The result is a bright, clear astroimage with impressive detail.

The Aptina AR0132 CMOS sensor is the updated version of the popular MT9M034 sensor. It offers the perfect combination of speed, sensitivity, and value. The sensor has a peak Quantum Efficiency of 75%, very low noise, high dynamic range, and a frame rate of up to 35 FPS at full res and well over 100 FPS at 640 x 480 crop mode on a fast USB 2.0 connection.

Features...

  • Employs the Aptina AR0132 CMOS imaging sensor, a state-of-the-art chip.
  • View and capture live video of the Sun, Moon, and planets on your computer.
  • Manually adjust gain, exposure time, frame rate and color balance.
  • Machined aluminum 1.25" adapter barrel with C-threads for direct threaded connection to almost any telescope.
  • Included software automatically removes video frames affected by unstable air, leaving only the sharpest, clearest frames to be stacked and aligned into one high-quality image (compatible with PC only).
  • Includes USB 2.0 cable.

Specifications...

  • A/D Conversion: 12 bit.
  • Back Focus Distance: 13.1 mm with nosepiece, 10.6 mm without nosepiece.
  • Exposure Range: 0.0001 to 1 second.
  • Imaging Sensor: Aptina AR0132AT CMOS (Color).
  • Mounting: 1.25" barrel and C-thread.
  • Operating Environment: 40° C to -40°C.
  • Shutter: Rolling.
  • Software Compatibility: iCap, IC Capture, DirectShow, FireCapture.
  • Sub-Framing: Hardware selectable.
  • Weight: 2 oz (57 g).
  • Power Requirements: Powered by USB.
  • Camera Resolution: 1280 x 960.
  • Sensor Size: 4.8mm x 3.6mm.
  • Pixel Size: 3.75 micron square.
  • Frames per Second: Over 120 (30 fps at full frame).
  • USB Connection: High-speed 2.0, 5 ft. cable length.

System Requirements...

  • Pentium IV, 2.0 GHz, 1GB RAM.
  • Graphics card with 24 or 32 bit.
  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit).
  • DirectX 9.0c or higher.

Package Contents...

  • Celestron NexImage Burst Color CCD Eyepiece Camera (1.25")
  • iCap Camera Control Software.
  • RegiStax Image Processing Software.
  • Camera Drivers.
  • 1.25" Nosepiece.
  • USB 2.0 cable.
  • Operation Manual (English).
  • Limited Two-Year Warranty

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