The LS camera is mounted on the bottom of the scope and is an independant camera for wide field imaging for the alignment feature.
Yes there are video out cable connections where you can mioniter what it is seeing on a capable moniter.It uses RCA type connections.
The Camera only searches for the alignment star after the scope completes its initial slew then moves very slowly to center the alignment star before pro ceding to the next alignment star.
The camera will take some crude images but its main purpose is for alignment.This is a do everything scope.It self aligned self levels.You just set the scope up in the direction according to the manual and turn it on.It does everything auto matically for you..
I hope this helps.
If you have any further questions let me know.
I own the 8 inch model along with several other scopes and I always recommend this scope for beginners as is high quality expert optics with goto and a no brainer.