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Look what's turned up! A diy adaptor to get your Philips SPC900NC webcam mated to the polarscope eyepiece.

what a great way to get the SPC900 lens out. Make sure you have an adult to do this for you though or you could lose several fingers.

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It's clever, but I'm wondering why you'd use a webcam on the polarscope though. The polarscope on the EQ5/6 isn't accurate enough for long exposure imaging and it's a bit of a faff if all you're doing is observing.

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I've just ordered a second Philips SPC900. The lens has to be removed for imaging but has to be in place for polar/finderscope. I don't think that constantly removing and refitting the lens is a good idea.

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Look what's turned up! A diy adaptor to get your Philips SPC900NC webcam mated to the polarscope eyepiece.

I don't think this is a new idea. This is an additional adapter I use with my Lazer Polar alignment. http://stargazerslounge.com/beginners-help-advice/127029-laser-polar-alignment.html

I used a film canister which is a perfect fit for the EQ6 polar scope. It is not tappered so no misalignment, thin enough that it does'nt need thinning on the end.

This is my adapter.

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