With the Celestron NexImage Burst Solar System Imager you can 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. Itís compatible with any computerised telescope or a non-computerised 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.
It features an Ultra-Sensitive Aptina AR0132 CMOS Sensor. CMOS technology is emerging as the hottest trend in imaging, and Aptinaís AR0132 sensor leads the way. This updated version of the popular MT9M034 sensor offers the perfect combination of speed, sensitivity, and value. You wonít find the Aptina AR0132 sensor for a better price anywhere than NexImage Burst.
NexImage Burst Color is a one-shot color camera, allowing you to capture full-color images instantly. There's no need to image the same target multiple times to capture different colors. You also won't need to invest in filters and a filter wheel and is a great choice for those new to imaging. It is as easy as pointing your telescope at the Moon, Sun, or a planet and recording a video. For the sharpest possible images, NexImage Burst can record more than 120 frames per second when subframed.
The included 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. Solar system imaging with NexImage Burst is a great way to enjoy the hobby of astroimaging if you live in a light-polluted area.
- Features the Aptina AR0132 CMOS imaging sensor, a state-of-the-art chip used by imaging companies worldwide
- 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)
A/D Conversion: 12 bit
Back Focus Distance: 13.1 mm with nosepiece, 10.6 mm without nosepiece
Camera Resolution: 1280 x 960
Exposure Range: 0.0001 to 1 second
Frames per Second: Over 120 (30 fps at full frame)
Imaging Sensor: Aptina AR0132AT CMOS (Color)
Mounting: 1.25" barrel and C-thread
Operating Environment: 40" C to -40"C
Operating System Compatibility: Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10
Pixel Size: 3.75 micron square
Power Requirements: Powered by USB
Sensor Size: 4.8mm x 3.6mm
Software Compatibility: iCap, IC Capture, DirectShow, FireCapture
Sub-Framing: Hardware selectable
USB Connection: High-speed 2.0, 5' cable length
Weight: 2 oz (57 g)