Webcam

Tonight I made a very quick test run of using a webcam with my telescope. Lots of people have been very successful in creating awesome photographs with their webcams, but I was pretty skeptical. I’ve been waiting to make a way of connecting the webcam to the telescope until I knew for sure it was actually going to be worth the trouble. After taking a quick shot at the moon, I must say that I’m very impressed and quite excited with what I may be able to do with deep space objects such as nebulas and the like. You can see the very shakey (since I was holding it up to the telescope by hand) video here, it’s a 3MB+ and in Windows Media format – I don’t have any software to go from avi->mpg here.