What is a good Planetary Camera?

What is a good Planetary Camera?

Best Planetary Cameras Reviewed

  • ZWO ASI224MC 1.2 MP CMOS Color Astronomy Camera.
  • Orion StarShoot USB Eyepiece Camera II.
  • Celestron 93709 NexImage Solar System Imager (Black/Silver)
  • SVBONY SV105 CMOS Telescope Camera.
  • SVBONY SV305 CMOS Telescope Camera.
  • BRESSER Full HD Deep-Sky Camera.
  • Celestron NexImage 5 Solar System Imager.

What is Celestron NexImage?

Celestron offers a wide array of high-quality, affordable, and user-friendly planetary imagers! The Celestron NexImage Solar System Imager is the perfect solution. NexImage is a one-shot color imager that replaces the 1.25″ eyepiece on your telescope and connects to your PC via USB 2.0.

How do I choose a planet camera?

When choosing a planetary camera, consider this guiding rule: Pixel Size (µm) X 6 = recommended focal ratio for planetary imaging. Multiply pixel size by 6 if you normally have good seeing conditions. Multiple pixel size by 7 if seeing conditions are better than average.

Which zwo camera is best?

ZWO ASI174MM The ASI174MMis recognized as the best camera for solar imaging because it features a 1/1.2″ large sensor, a high frame rate of 164fps, and uses a global shutter. You can also use the ASI174MM to capture the planets, Moon, and high-speed moving objects like the ISS!

What is NexImage?

The Celestron NexImage 5 is a versatile entry-level planetary camera, capable of taking high-resolution colour video of the Moon and planets. Apart from a computer and a driven telescope, the camera has everything you need to image the Solar System for the first time.

What is a CCD telescope?

Charge coupled devices, or CCDs, are sensitive detectors of photons that can be used in telescopes instead of film or photographic plates to produce images. A CCD is a tiny microchip onto which the light that the telescope collects is focused.

What does Zwo stand for?


Acronym Definition
ZWO Zuiver Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (Dutch: Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research)

What is the disadvantage of CCD?

The principal disadvantage of CCDs is that they are physically small and consequently can image only a small region of sky. Typical sizes are 1.0 to 7.5 cm across, much smaller than photographic plates. There is a practical limit to the size of CCDs because of the time required to read them out.

Is Zwo a Chinese company?

The company was founded by Sam Wen in November 2011, with its headquarters based in the Chinese city of Suzhou. Sam Wen is an amateur astronomer with a love of planetary imaging, and it was this interest that drove him to create ZWO. ZWO will continue to innovate and release new and exciting products to market.

What is neximage Solar System imager?

NexImage Solar System Imager 1 One-shot color CMOS camera for lunar and planetary imaging 2 Records at 1280 x 720 maximum resolution 3 Includes powerful but easy-to-use software for capturing and processing video into a high resolution image 4 USB 2.0 connection More

Why choose neximage for your telescope?

Best of all, NexImage includes everything you need to get started, including Celestron’s easy-to-use software suite. The iCap capture software and RegiStax stacking software are the same powerful programs included with Celestron’s high-end Skyris cameras. Simply point your telescope at the Moon or a planet and record a quick video.

What software do you use for your Celestron cameras?

I started with Celestron’s own software, iCap, and watched as many Youtube videos as possible on how to use the camera and new tips on processing (thank you warmweatherguy!). It had been a decade, but I found Registax was still around, but now mainly used for post-processing while Autostakkert is the standard for image stacking.

Can a neximage 5 imaging the planets?

By late June I decided to try imaging the planets and began using a Neximage 5 that I had won at our local astronomy club’s annual starparty a few years prior. Decision: The last time I had experimented with planetary imaging was with a Toucam and my 16” dob back in 2009, and you can imagine the results.