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    Built my own mousecam this weekend.
    The guts are a logitech 5500 1.3 megapixel video cam. It can also take 4 megapixel single shots too. Shoots video at 15 fps in HD 940 x 540 format.
    The housing is an old trackball mouse. the hole for the ball is exactly the right size for a 35mm film canister which fits perfectly into the telescope. I can also mount the barlow and put the ratcam into that for even bigger magnification. Finally, the usb cable can go out the top where the mouse cable used to go... it's light, easy to use, gets perfect focus in primefocus mode.

    Skywatcher 10" GOTO Dobsonian. Home-made 6" Dobsonian. Home-made refractor. Home-made barn-door tracker. Home-made camera mount. Celeston T-adaptor.Canon 20Da. Logitech 5500 webcam. Celestron UHC-LPR filter. Moon Filter.
    2" lenses 28mm, 35mm. Celestron 2" 2xBarlow.
    1.25" lenses 3.6mm, 6.3mm, 10mm, 25mm Super plossies.
    Meade 1.25" 2x Barlow.

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    Nice job any chance of posting photos of results

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    there is a shot in the astrophotography forum of jupiter
    Skywatcher 10" GOTO Dobsonian. Home-made 6" Dobsonian. Home-made refractor. Home-made barn-door tracker. Home-made camera mount. Celeston T-adaptor.Canon 20Da. Logitech 5500 webcam. Celestron UHC-LPR filter. Moon Filter.
    2" lenses 28mm, 35mm. Celestron 2" 2xBarlow.
    1.25" lenses 3.6mm, 6.3mm, 10mm, 25mm Super plossies.
    Meade 1.25" 2x Barlow.

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