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    Default Great Deal on Phillips SPC 880(900)



    This maybe old news for some, however I spent a good amount of time looking for the older Phillips SPC 900 webcam. These webcams are no longer manufactured but are well known for the light sensitivity(has a CCD not a CMOS sensor), and their ability to be modified for long exposures that can be controlled via software.

    I was not able to find a SPC 900, however I did find the SPC 880 whose firmware can be flashed to the SPC 900's on Windows XP and the circuitry is the same. Cheap Philips SPC880 webcam - 49269 - discounts & offers
    The 1.25" eyepiece adapter is also sold there. They charge GPB 9.99 for shipping outside Great Britain.

    The instructions for disassembly and LX modifications can be found here in pdf format:
    www.boltonastro.org.uk/Members_Area/Projects/spc880conversion.pdf
    Of course the LX modified webcam can be coupled with shoestring's GPUSB to be used as an auto-guider, or it could take some nice planetary and DSO photos.

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    Does anyone know if I would need an IR/UV cutoff filter to image with a CCD sensor given that I have a Newtonian telescope(no lenses)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by airbus001 View Post
    This maybe old news for some, however I spent a good amount of time looking for the older Phillips SPC 900 webcam. These webcams are no longer manufactured but are well known for the light sensitivity(has a CCD not a CMOS sensor), and their ability to be modified for long exposures that can be controlled via software.

    I was not able to find a SPC 900, however I did find the SPC 880 whose firmware can be flashed to the SPC 900's on Windows XP and the circuitry is the same. Cheap Philips SPC880 webcam - 49269 - discounts & offers
    The 1.25" eyepiece adapter is also sold there. They charge GPB 9.99 for shipping outside Great Britain.

    The instructions for disassembly and LX modifications can be found here in pdf format:
    www.boltonastro.org.uk/Members_Area/Projects/spc880conversion.pdf
    Of course the LX modified webcam can be coupled with shoestring's GPUSB to be used as an auto-guider, or it could take some nice planetary and DSO photos.

    Clear Skies,
    airbus001
    For an extra few pounds they will flash the camera to spc900, its ideal if you dont have access to an xp computer. There is a link to the flash on the right hand yellow pane just above "Speak to a human"

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