Sign in anonymously Don’t add me to the active users list. Webcams excell on planetary imaging but are also good on deep sky. By stacking frames one on top of another, you are increasing the signal to noise ratio SNR. We are sorry, your search for “” returned no results. Surprising for just an ordinary webcam.

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RkBlog :: Camera: Philips ToUcam Pro (PCVCK)

In theory it should help control the noise a little. This is what you’ll have to take into account when deciding if a certain webcam is suitable for astro imaging: Sign In Need an account?

I’ve forgotten my password. I jacked up the exposure time to something like 3. All my imaging sessions are done through a window in my room I do not have a laptop, nor a balcony and seeing is often awful.

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Hi Aenima, Thanks for the information about the cameras on ebay. My ToUcam GreenCam is air cooled and it seems quite sufficient philiips now. At first, my images weren’t that great, but with practice they got better and better currently, my primary instrument is a mm chinese refractor. I record my AVIs by putting the webcam directly into the focuser, with or without a barlow.

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Philips ToUcam Pro (and similar webcams)

Another instance where less is more: And please, if you post your images on the group, make sure they are OK, lets continue with the review. Deep sky imaging takes obviously more time — you have to focus on dim stars and find your target that can sometimes be overlooked if the exposure is set too low. All the best, Herrman. This is also called a SC modification “mod”by the initials of Steve Chambers, the gentleman who first made this breakthrough. CCD’s are much more sensitive to light and can be modified to take long exposures for deep sky imaging, unlike the cheaper CMOS cameras.

Considering the price, it’s performance is surprisingly good! Posted July 17, Once the target is found, I must say it’s a real pleasure to see your faint fuzzy appear on the screen! The higher the FPS setting, the more compression is used by webcams firmware on single frames which results in poorer quality images.

Philips ToUcam Pro (PCVC-740K)

You can find those easily on the net by following the links you’ll see in this review. Your webcam will record ALL moments of good seeing, something that other cameras are not able to do. It is a great program with phili;s neat features.


Please try again later. I’ll let you how I get on!

Please read the Privacy Notice for more information. As you can see in the image below, the webcam can capture stars of magnitude 16 in just 15 seconds exposure time.

Last but definitely not the least important: Yes, this is definitely true! Again, this is not a dedicated astro camera, so if you look at single frames, you’ll see a lot of noise that reduces visible detail. Or sign in with one of these services. Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic.

Just had a quick look on Amazon for this camera- 4 quid; that really is cheap, am I looking at the right thing http: Hope it works ok with polarscope.

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