Beginners Guide to Using a Webcam

Many readers of this book will be complete webcam beginners. If this describes you, this is the best chapter to read before you embark on your journey. As we have seen, in the 21st century, all you need to capture stunning images of the planets is a PC with a USB port, a webcam, an adaptor, and a 20-cm, or larger, telescope. Needless to say, the telescope should have good optics and the optics should be precisely collimated. I have covered collimation in Chapter 3.

Webcams, and their associated software are, without a doubt, the best thing since sliced bread, at least from the amateur astronomer's viewpoint. Why? Because even when the Earth's atmosphere makes a planet look like it's under a jug of boiling water, if you can collect thousands of frames, and only 10% are reasonably sharp, you can still salvage a better image than the professionals were getting before Hubble was launched!

Telescopes Mastery

Telescopes Mastery

Through this ebook, you are going to learn what you will need to know all about the telescopes that can provide a fun and rewarding hobby for you and your family!

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