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  1. I guess a year or so ago I bought one of these from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Andoer-Webcam-Camera-Desktop-Computer/dp/B00CDJKNNK Today (finally) I decided to try it with my ST80 and Sharpcap. Wow! The images I got back from it after removing the lens and adding an old ep barrel were good (on a terrestrial test) with really clear images. Just need a cloud free night now to try it out! This camera comes apart by undoing 4 screws and with a slight mod to the silver trim and some glue it was a real easy job. If it returns some good planetary pics I’ll be well impressed for £2.99!!
  2. It has been too long since I contributed anything to the forum, so I thought to share with you my latest try in planetary astrophotography. Actually it is my first try with SW 300p Goto Flextube dobsonian which I recently acquired. I wanted to try out how the system tracks for webcam astrophotography, which is my second point of interest after visual observing. In short - it tracked quite well - no jerkyness in tracking, very smooth, stable and centred for a long time, and I am also very happy with my old motor focus which helped me out tremendously. The conditions were very poor though, and the resulting picture is heavily post-processed. At least it managed to capture the colour quite nicely. For caputre, I use a modified Prestigion PWC2 webcam, Baader 2.25x barlow and UV/IR-cut filter. You can see the imaging setup in the second picture.
  3. I purchased a used Logitech Webcam C160. Turns out that the chip is from the Quickcam SP4. 640x480 1/8" sensor. Would anyone here know which CMOS/CCD is it based on?
  4. Having just read this great guide here on PHD:http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/188777-phd-guiding-basic-use-and-troubleshooting/ Would people be willing to post up their settings so as to give people a known starting point that works or at least a good starting point?As I think it's hard to know what settings to choose in PHD. Something along the lines of: Webcam model: SPC900 Type of guide scope: 9X50 Skywatcher finder scope Then list your settings for PHD This way,it can be kept all in one place for future reference.Sound like a good idea or a non starter?
  5. Members, Trying to get my head around imaging with a DSLR and read that a WEBCAM is actually better for planetary targets due to file size and weight therefore, can I hypothetically use a DSLR afocally but on the record video setting and still separate the frames afterwards, edit and stack? Or would they be too large? 9.25 AVX with Canon 550d Rebel2.
  6. Mountain View

    ASDA Webcam mod

    From the album: My Astronomy Mods

    Inexpensive webcam that I hope to mod for astro work

    © Mountain View - Gordon

  7. Hi, can I please ask for some help/advice on imaging DSOs with a webcam and laptop? Last night was the first night for quite a while that I have been able to get out and use my new 'scope. I used it about a month ago to look at the Ring Nebula (M57), Dumbell Nebula (M27), The Great Globular Cluster (M13) in Hercules amongst others and was waiting for the chance to do some imaging. Well, last night I got my chance and set the 'scope up, let it cool down, did an alignment with an additional 3 calibration stars. I then got the mount to swing to M57, got it right in the middle of the eyepiece and then swapped to the webcam (Philips SPC900NC) and...nothing. I tried again and again swapping between the eyepiece and the webcam, adjusting the focus, changing the gain, exposure, brightness and the other one which I can't remember at the moment and...nothing. I even focused the webcam on Vega and then swung to M57 so I at least knew that the focus should be right, but then I couldn't tell if the 'scope had swung dead on to the nebula! PLEASE...what am I doing wrong? Or am I just expecting too much from my set-up. Will I never see a DSO on a laptop screen due to their low light levels? If that is the case how do you know that you have got your subject in view? It was really frustrating and probably caused me to pack up sooner than I would otherwise have done as it was reasonably good seeing and nice and warm with no dew build up. Any comments, suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I am intending on going out again tonight.
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