4 Ways to Capture the Cosmos

Whether you're a master imager or just starting out, there are multiple ways to photograph celestial objects with your Celestron telescope.

Option 1: NexYZ 3-Axis Universal Smartphone Adapter

This handy adapter makes anyone an instant astroimager! Simply connect your smartphone to your eyepiece, adjust the three directional knobs, and you’re ready to capture images and video for instant sharing. The NexYZ works with a wide range of mobile phone models, including all the latest devices from Samsung, Google, and Apple.  In addition, the NexYZ fits any eyepiece from 35 mm to 60 mm in diameter, including telescopes with 1.25” and 2” eyepieces.

The NexYZ can be used with all Celestron telescopes and their included eyepieces.

If you purchase additional Celestron eyepieces, NexYZ fits the following units:

To take images of deep sky objects with your phone and the NexYZ, Celestron recommends looking into apps that let you take long exposures and stack your images, like Slow Shutter Cam.

Option 2: DSLR T-Mount Setup

Already own a DSLR? Add your DSLR camera to your German equatorial mount or wedge setup. Attaching your DSLR is surprisingly easy with just a few budget-friendly accessories. You will need a T-Ring for your specific camera brand and a T-Adapter to fit your optical tube. See all T-Mount options here.

Option 3: CMOS Solar System Imagers

Capture high-resolution planetary, lunar and solar images with one of our high-quality, affordable, and user-friendly planetary imagers. Both the NexImage and Skyris incorporate USB 3.0 SuperSpeed with high speed data transmission. Both cameras produce clear and detailed planetary images like never before. The Skyris uses the included iCap and stacking software to stack your best images, creating vibrant color or monochrome images of Saturn, solar prominences, lunar craters, and so much more.

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Option 4: Fast, Wide-Field Imaging with RASA

Capturing impressive deep-sky astroimages is faster and easier than ever with Celestron’s unique Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph (RASA). While most optical tubes work at f/10, the RASA works as a fast, wide-field f/2.2 astrograph, which offers two huge advantages: better tracking and shorter exposures. To see images taken with the RASA, click here.