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4.0 out of 5 stars Well, I'm pleased, 16 Mar. 2012
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This review is from: Celestron NexImage CCD Camera (Electronics)
I am surprised at the negative comments. It is an over-priced webcam, but the webcams on which it is based are hard to come by these days. I had no problems finding the driver for Windows 7; I followed the instructions that came with it. The software on the CD is not the best or latest, but upgrades are easily downloadable. It is sold as a solar system imager for a reason; there should be no surprise that it is limited for DSOs but then you would need to pay a lot more for something suitable. Best of all, I have a nice image of Jupiter and its Great Red Spot taken through my modest telescope.
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Initial post: 29 Mar 2012 17:19:47 BDT
Steve says:
Don't know what to do really! I have a celestron scope just a humble Lcm 114 and would quite like this product but you are the only person to rate it.
The problem as I see it is we have come to expect things like this whether it be a camcorder, mp3 player etc even at a modest price to be of a good quality. I am tempted but don't want to be disappointed.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Apr 2012 23:11:47 BDT
AndrewH says:
I have a Skymax 127. You can see samples of what I have taken with the Neximage at http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrew_horner/

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Apr 2012 08:18:07 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 Apr 2012 12:38:41 BDT
Steve says:
Great pictures! I was looking at Saturn last week and could make out one of its moons, Titan I think, just a tiny speck of course but it was there! Whether the camera is good enought to have picked it up I don't know. On your results I may well purchase the camera, not exactly stargazing weather at the moment tho' is it? :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Apr 2012 04:08:14 BDT
AndrewH says:
I haven't picked up Titan on the camera. I don't know whether this is a sensitivity issue or because you'd have to get the telescope's focus absolutely spot on. Probably the former. If you do buy, I'd strongly recommend downloading Sharpcap rather than using the capture software on the CD. It's much more user-friendly, particularly when you're in a dark field! The CD came with Registax 5 for aligning and stacking images. Registax 6 is better for processing but has a steeper learning curve. There's lots of good advice to be found on www.stargazerslounge.com.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Apr 2012 11:25:41 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Apr 2012 11:29:07 BDT
Steve says:
Thanks for your information, I am sure I will be getting one in the near future. I don't wish to appear condescending but perhaps other people who have sent in reviews expect ."instant results". One thing I have learnt in owning a telescope to get the most out of it is that you have to get your brain in gear and have patience and perseverance.
While on the subject of Saturn's moons I have purchased Brian Cox's app on the universe for the iPad (recommended). And in it there is a photograph of Saturn showing some of it's moons taken from a telescope on earth, no doubt bigger than ours, ridiculously over overexposed to show the moons, perhaps that is the only way to photograph it with all but observatory sized telescopes!

In reply to an earlier post on 2 May 2012 18:14:02 BDT
Steve says:
Ordered one today, I thought **** it! I will find out for myself!

In reply to an earlier post on 2 May 2012 18:14:10 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2012 12:31:37 BDT
Sean says:
Can you add your review when you've had a play Steve, am considering it too and would appreciate your thoughts.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2012 13:10:13 BDT
Steve says:
Hello Sean,
Apparently they are not being made anymore, one original supplier from Amazon who I ordered it from said they will probably be unable to get any. A company called Sherwoods have one left I think when I last looked, have ordered mine from them, sent them an e mail and have just received a confirmation from them.
Check out AndrewH's Flickr page.
I would decide quickly if I were you.
Keep me informed :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2012 13:23:02 BDT
Sean says:
Hmmmm Am following a couple of the old Philips ccd cams on ebay. Will have to decide soon I guess.
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