These adaptors allow an eyepiece to be placed into the Adaptor for Eyepiece Projection Photography. Dont know if you seen the promising results from the xbox vision,but v cheap, easy to do. Philips ToUcam Pro I’ve only had experience with a Philips ToUcam Pro web camera but there are other similar models out there and you will easily find details about specific ones elsewhere on the internet, such as some older Philips Vesta models, QC and others. Chip wise and settings wise? Although the pixel size may seem small for deep sky imaging, the CCD is pretty sensitive.

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In a later post you mentioned fitting your cam with a fan, if you do have the information handy on how you did this, then I’d be grateful to receive it- I like to tinker!

CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. If you have plenty of aperture then a modded Lifecam Cinema or Studio might do the job better.

You currently have javascript disabled. Frames were registered and stacked in Registax with some additional processing in Photoshop. If you own a laptop you’ll be definitely better off than I am, and I must say I really enjoy taking images with my ToUcam Pro even if my observing site philipz not that good.


Surprising for just an ordinary webcam. After the modification the webcam will need to be plugged in to your computer’s parallel port in addition to the USB connection. Here are some examples.

Thirdly, other adaptors are not needed to connect the camera to an eyepiece, only a T Ring thread. There are a few variations on how the mod is touacm, and I bought a 1. Detail of stack of x 0. This is especially true for big targets like the Sun and Moon where one part of the frame is sharp, but the other is a blurry mess.

IR blocking filters are useful for deep sky imaging too, so you won’t get “bloated” stars when capturing images with a refractor or photo lens. When stacking, you will choose and stack only the sharpest frames and can come up with an at least acceptable result!

Also, QCUIAG is a good source of information, so even if you don’t have any major problems, it’s a good idea to subscribe and lurk toucamm a while before jumping in on the train. Fourthly, with the Barlow’s lens removed, filters can be screwed in. Introduction In recent years, webcam imaging has become increasingly popular among amateur astronomers.

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You mentioned in your post that you’d recently acquired a SPCnc; was it hard to come by, as I thought these were no longer in production? Mar 13 Thanks for the link to the camera mod page, the instructions are very well presented and easy to follow- I may well have a go pgilips this! And please, if you post your images on the group, make sure they are OK, lets continue with the review Imaging the Solar System Webcams work best in our own neighbourhood, the solar system.


Philips ToUcam Pro provides pgilips frame rate and better sensitivity, while Meade LPI has better picture quality, but lower frame rate maximum 3fps. Stack of x 0. Important Information By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. Philips ToUcam Pro and similar webcams. And please, if you post your images on the group, make sure they are OK, lets continue with the review.

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There’s really no reason why you shouldn’t give it a try! Subscribe to our newsletter. Some modifications are simple, some are more complicated, but in the end I’m sure you’ll find a way to solve any problems you may encounter. Ttoucam, the eyepiece can still be used as a 40mm.

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Take site and field engineers, for example. Community Forum Software by IP. There you can seek help, share your images and discuss everything about unconventional and webcam imaging. Posted July 10,