Celestron NexImage Burst Colour/Monochrome Imaging Camera

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  • View and capture live video of the Sun, Moon, and planets on your computer
  • Features the sensitive Aptina AR0132 CMOS imaging sensor
  • Manually adjust gain, exposure time, frame rate and colour balance
  • Machined aluminium 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)

The Celestron NexImage Burst cameras let you capture high-resolution planetary, lunar and solar images and are ideal for those starting out on their Solar System astroimaging journey. The cameras are compatible with any computerised or non-computerised telescope equipped with a motor drive for tracking celestial objects.

There is now only the monochrome version available:

  • NexImage Burst Monochrome is a monochrome camera where, to produce a colour image filters and preferably a filterwheel (e.g. Skyris filterwheel) are needed. However the mono cameras a more sensitive than their colour counterparts.

The Burst cameras use Aptina’s AR0132 sensor, an updated version of the popular MT9M034 sensor, that offers the perfect combination of speed, sensitivity, and value. You won’t find the Aptina AR0132 sensor for a better price anywhere than NexImage Burst.

Getting started with NexImage Burst is as easy as pointing your telescope at the Moon, Sun (with a suitable safe solar filter such as Baader AstroSolar film), or a planet and start recording a video sequence. For the sharpest possible images, NexImage Burst can record more than 120 frames per second when subframed (30 fps full frame).

The included software analyses each frame of video, throws away the ones affected by atmospheric turbulence, and perfectly aligns and stacks 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. If you can see the planet in the sky, you can image them with the Celestron NexImage Burst camera.

A/D Conversion 12 bit
Back Focus Distance 13.1mm with nosepiece, 10.6mm without nosepiece
Exposure Range 0.0001 to 1 second
Imaging Sensor Aptina AR0132AT CMOS 
Mounting 1.25" barrel and C-thread
Operating Environment 40°C to -40°C
Shutter Rolling
Operating System Compatibility Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10
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' cable length