Neximage 5 Planetary Camera


2835 Columbia St., Torrance, CA 90503; 310-328-9560

elestron recently announced its latest planetary-imaging camera, the Neximage 5 ($189). This CMOS color video camera boasts a generous 2,592 × 1,944 array of 2.2-micron square pixels in an extremely compact housing. The camera features a rolling shutter capable of recording up to 52 frames per second in certain capture modes. The Neximage 5 includes ICap 2.2 camera control and RegiStax 6 stacking software, allowing users to combine only the sharpest frames recorded, producing a highly detailed final picture. Each camera comes complete with a C-to-1¼-inch nosepiece adapter and USB 2.0 cable. Requires Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7.'s New Product Showcase is a reader service featuring innovative equipment and software of interest to amateur astronomers. The descriptions are based largely on information supplied by the manufacturers or distributors. Sky & Telescope assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of vendors statements. For current price and additional information contact the manufacturer or distributor. Announcements should be sent to Not all announcements will be listed.