Friday, January 2, 2009

The Moon with a Webcam

I am working on a setup where I'm trying to mount a cheap webcam onto my Meade ETX-90 telescope for terrestrial observations. While I was working on the setup the other night I looked out the window and saw the Moon behind a tree. Without thinking too much I pointed the telescope towards the Moon and recorded this video.

Concerning the bad quality it should be noted that:

  • It was recorded with a webcam
  • It was recorded through a double-glas window (which was dirty)
  • The Moon was behind a tree

I will try to improve on the setup, although I made it for a completely different purpose.

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