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    I keep seeing this camera on here, it seems to be pretty popular.
    But how good of an astrophotography camera is it?

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    I've researched a little and it seems to be a very sought after camera for astro photography on the low end. The problem I have right now is I don't know what I would need to do the long exposure mod and deal with the problems I've heard with usb and serial. Also how to cool it for long duration shots.
    If anybody could help it would be much appreciated

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    Web cameras are an affordable way to get into (primarily) lunar and planetary imaging. The SPC900NC is no exception. I have a ToUcam 740 and Meade LPI that take pretty good planetary and lunar shots. Both are quite affordable. None of these however are sensitive enough to get any real detail of those faint fuzzies. There are mods for many of the webcams that will help with faint objects but you would be better off to purchase a deep sky imaging camera and leave the webcams to the lunar/planetary imaging.

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