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    Look! My Spine! RubenX's Avatar
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    Looking at the Moon

    I got the kid a cheap telescope some months ago. It's a pain to look at stuff via the eye-piece. So I got a cheapo web cam and taped it to the eye-piece. It's a lot easier to look at the stuff on the laptop screen... I still need a sturdier tripod and some more practice getting stuff into focus:



    One problem is that once you get the thing into view, you only have like a minute or two before it moves out of the screen again.



    Or maybe I just need a better telescope than the $15.99 one at the cheapo store.
    Last edited by RubenX; 11-21-10 at 11:39 PM.
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    Here's a photo I took a few years ago with a 6" telescope and 2MP digital camera. After the picture loads, be sure to click on the picture again so it displays full size:

    http://home.comcast.net/~kh6idf/moon_files/Theophilus_original.jpg

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    Look! My Spine! RubenX's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by kh6idf View Post
    Here's a photo I took a few years ago with a 6" telescope and 2MP digital camera. After the picture loads, be sure to click on the picture again so it displays full size:

    http://home.comcast.net/~kh6idf/moon_files/Theophilus_original.jpg
    That's pretty much the picture quality I want to achieve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    That's pretty much the picture quality I want to achieve.
    A $16 teleceope is not gonna do it.
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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