Webcam ccd imaging

Astronomical CCD imaging with an USB webcam

Viewquest M318

The Viewquest M318 CCD camera has a 1/4" CCD chip. The software that is delivered with the camera allows resolutions of 160x120, 176x144, 240x180, 320x240, 352x288 and 640x480 pixels. It allows various controls for brightness, gamma, white balance.
With the lens removed and attached to a telescope, it can be used to take images of reasonably bright objects.


All images taken with a Meade 8", f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain. Click on an image to view a larger version.

A series of images was used to create this mosaic. The images were processed with GIMP. Converted to grayscale images and brightness adjusted to fit each other. Click on the image to view a larger version.

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