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Celestron announces the NexYZ 3-Axis Universal Smartphone Adapter ($59.95). The unit allows you to use most any smartphone camera to capture the brighter solar system objects and even some deep-sky targets. Its spring-loaded clamp and innovative 3-axis adjustments permit you to place your device’s camera perfectly against virtually any eyepiece on a telescope, binocular, or microscope quickly and precisely.

Simply place your phone on the platform, centering it over the eyepiece with the X and Y knobs, and then moving up or down with the Z knob over the eyepiece until you have the entire field of view in your shot. The NexYZ attaches securely to any eyepiece from 35- to 60-mm in diameter with a padded clamp and adjustable safety lock. Two additional adapter rings are included for connecting the device to smaller microscope eyepieces.

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