One of my previous project ideas, stemmed from an article in Astronomy magazine, was to use my low cost webcam (Phillips SPC 900NC) to take high quality images of the moon and other objects. I have recently been putting more time into this, but have been frustrated by an inability to focus properly. I had… Continue reading Webcam on a Telescope
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Philips SPC900NC Camera On Linux Is A Go
In researching information about using a webcam as a low cost camera for astrophotography, many people recommended the Philips SPC900NC camera due to its use of a good quality 1.3 megapixel CCD sensor at a decent price. I bought mine from ebay, but its also available on Amazon and Newegg. My first attempt at playing… Continue reading Philips SPC900NC Camera On Linux Is A Go
An article in the December 2006 issue of Astronomy magazine about using cheap webcams for astrophotography got me quite interested. After doing some research this evening, it seems like it can be a cheap and fun project to undertake. I think I have my heart set on a Philips SPC900NC webcam, which goes for about… Continue reading Webcam Astrophotography