Note that there is probably no point in making philips nc Long Exposure mod to your webcam unless your scope has Equatorial tracking. Just unscrew the lens anti-clockwise until the lens comes right out. You will need plenty of time to get aquainted with using your laptop computer next to the telescope, so make sure the night has good weather and good long visibility time. The camera works but with funky colors particularly during the day. The software probably allows you to flip the vertical or horizontal axis to get a mirror image. For a webcam to be suitable for astrophotography it needs to be particularly sensitive to light. Click on the image to learn how.

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A brief overview of Webcams and Astronomy

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January 2, at 3: And it worked perfectly. Generally cheap webcams do not offer high resolutions for movie capture, the norm for affordable webcams being x, or x Zoom in and out to get the perfect framing for any image. Sorry, your subscription to our newsletter failed. Practice makes perfect, philips 900nc you will have more footage philips 900nc work with in K3CCDTools philips 900nc Registax when you go indoors again.

It is possible to get reasonable pictures of the planets even with a Dobsonian mounted scope, using the Field of View Drift ohilipsphilios I like to call it.

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Forget about looking for pretty stars philis admiring the view – philips 900nc mission is to concentrate on understanding the webcam and its software, and how to set it up to work with your telescope.

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You will then get an idea for just how sensitive this webcam is, and what the controls do. March 20, at 1: The camera works but with funky colors particularly during the day. This may take you several sessions to get used to everything, and poor weather may cut short your experiments, and resuming philips 900nc trials may not be until next night or several days later!

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