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    I wasn't going to be denied Using my Nexstar 6SE and my old rinky-dink Logitech webcam which I deconstructed to make it as my first ccd. I had my very first Moon Shot...heck it's my first ever.....



    Maybe in a few months I can get a real ccd or a dslr...if i get lucky

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    Wow Andrew wonderful first shots, glad you got the Logitech out of the dusty cupboard to image like that

    Don't worry with it you will have a lot of fun, imaging more craters, try Jupiter, Saturn and a few bright deep sky objects like M42 and M45.

    Which Logitech do you have? Any shots of what you did to use it? What software did you use?
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    Thanks Gus, I used an old logitech webcam i don't use anymore and followed a youtube instruction (see link below) how to make ccd out of webcams and viola...

    All you need are webcam, electrical tape, 35mm film tube/storage. (oh by the way I super glued the tube to the webcam too)



    For software I just use the Logitech webcam software.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYVe1mdL41U"]YouTube - How to make a CCD camera for telescopes[/ame]
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    Great Moon shots Andrew!
    Nice work on the webcam too.

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    I did that with my c300 Logitech too!
    I used it for Saturn - works like a charm!
    I didn't know there was a video, I did it by trial and error!!
    Try it on Saturn using it as an AVI - with astro capture (free download)
    Then have a play around with Registax (free download!) and stack the frames of the AVI. about 2-300 frames is good.
    Make sure your focusis as good as possible and alter your brightness in thelogitech tools before you start recording
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    Nicely done there, great use of time and equipment.

    Clear Skies

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    Thanks everyone. Jen thanks for the info thise free software I'll make sure to dl them later, i'm sure it'll be better than the logitech software.

    By the way, does anyine know what magnification the webcam is? It seems pretty high. Is there any way to reduce it?

    Cheers and Clear Skies
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    real nice iages andrew,we have another budding ap
    guy in our midst.
    clear skies,
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    Great job Andrew.
    Like the make it yourself approach..
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    Made this Video of what I took Friday night and posted it on youtube
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91z0-_Rgp7g]YouTube - The Moon Up Close & Personal.wmv[/ame]

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