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    Default Questions about zoom out in NexImage 5 camera



    I'm wondering why the zoom feature slider bar in the iCap software is disabled.
    I unlocked them in the Toolbars setting but many of the sliders are a light grey & I'm unable to find out how to take off any Auto setting that is locking them out.
    Is there any way to make that slider work?
    Also, I used both the NexImage 5 & the Orion StarShoot cams and couldn't get a full view of the Moon with a focal reducer & turning up the resolution, and using the BIN at 4x.
    Is there any way to get a full view of a full Moon with either cam?
    I don't think there are any other lower magnification focal reducers and I'm hoping that somewhere in the iCap software there is a way to get a full view with the proper settings but sure could use some help from experienced NexImage 5 users.
    I'm still learning the NI5 cam and it is great for planet and some deep sky even with my Mak but I don't think I can view a full Moon in the laptop with it.
    I'll be working on Jupiter next clear night out & I'm certain I can tweak the settings for a better image than my first last week.
    Any advice & tips on the NexImage or the iCap software would be appreciated.
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    Default Re: Questions about zoom out in NexImage 5 camera

    I've never noticed the zoom slider...I'll have to take a look the next time I use it. I can't recall how, but you should be able to unlock the exposure and gain settings, if you haven't already done it.

    Whether you can fit a full moon disc will depend on the focal length of your scope. Mine is 500mm (pretty short) and with the Neximage 5 at full resolution, and no focal reducer, the moon fits on the chip, but with hardly any room to spare.
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    Default Re: Questions about zoom out in NexImage 5 camera

    Quote Originally Posted by davidjbillo View Post
    I've never noticed the zoom slider...I'll have to take a look the next time I use it. I can't recall how, but you should be able to unlock the exposure and gain settings, if you haven't already done it.

    Whether you can fit a full moon disc will depend on the focal length of your scope. Mine is 500mm (pretty short) and with the Neximage 5 at full resolution, and no focal reducer, the moon fits on the chip, but with hardly any room to spare.
    I understand, my telescope is 1500mm focal length so there really is no way to get the whole Moon disc in my FOV.
    Not a major deal breaker as that would be the only celestial object that won't fit, even if I used my .05 focal reducer or an extended tube.
    I was hoping someone knows of or made a device of some type that would let me use my Omni 32mm EP with the NI5.
    I had a Meade StarNavigator 102mm that did get the whole Moon in the FOV with the Orion SSIV cam but turned the telescope as it arrived defective.
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