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#1 cjohnson

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 03:07 PM

Hey everyone, I've got a DS-2114 & a ETX90.  I'm thinking of picking up a toucam, and have some questions:

First, what's the best way to attach it to the scope / EPH?

Second, what is the approximate equivilant in eyepiece? (6.4mm , 17mm?)

Third, which will actually be answered by the second, will I be able to shoot full images of the moon with it?

Thanks for any help!
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#2 Mark Sibole

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 04:00 PM

They make an adapter for the camera to fit in the 1.25 EP holder if the scope.
As for FOV more like a 6 mm EP.
You wont be able to get the whole moon in a single frame.

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#3 cjohnson

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 04:03 PM

Thanks Mark. The biggest reason I was thinking of going to a webcam is to get a larger view than the DSI. I'm going to perfect my DSI skills, and try eyepiece projection using a tripod on my camera.

Thanks again!
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#4 Mark Sibole

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 05:57 PM

Many webcams are only 640 x 480 in resolution so the FOV will actually be a lot smaller than the DSI II series.


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#5 cjohnson

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 07:53 PM

Thanks again Mark.

I'm using a DSI I. I'll probably get some good pictures with it when I actually take some time to get it working correctly.
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#6 Philip Pugh

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 10:39 AM

The old fashioned digital camera does have its uses:

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