Managed to get my hands on a Toucam PRO 2. Need adapter!

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NightHawk
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Managed to get my hands on a Toucam PRO 2. Need adapter!

Postby NightHawk » 19 Apr 2007, 23:11

Long time since posting.

I managed to get my hands on a Philips Toucam Pro 2.

It is in near mint condition but extremely smelly indeed! Some chemicals should sort it out.

I need an adapter for my Meade ETX 80mm so I can use this webcam. (Astrophotography Newbie really) Can anyone recommend the best place to buy one in the uk or us with cheap postage.

If you have one for sale.. even better!

Next step is to know how to use the thing effectively!

Thanks in advance
<img src="http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo313/neilvr6/etx80a.jpg" />
Meade ETX-80-AT-TC Achromatic Refractor

bhenderson50
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Postby bhenderson50 » 20 Apr 2007, 17:49

Hi Nighthawk,
if you go to the Telescopehouse.co.uk website, and look under astrophotography accessories, you will see the AC378 webcam adaptor for £24.99. This should interface your ToUcam to your scope 1.25" eyepiece holder. Once you get it up and running, I can give you some help to get you started. Have a great time imaging!
Bob
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bwh
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Postby bwh » 20 Apr 2007, 22:49

also look on ebay as they sell regularly for about £12
bwh

Meade 8inch (228mm) LX5 Smidt-Cassegrain fl=2000
Skywatcher 5inch (120mm) Refractor fl=1000m
Meade DSI Pro
Canon 300D
Toucam Pro II 840k

bwh
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Postby bwh » 20 Apr 2007, 22:52

http://stargazerslounge.co.uk/index.php ... pic=3523.0


is a very thorough article (copy into word and print) that covers all u need to reall yunderstand use of toucam in telescope astronomy
bwh



Meade 8inch (228mm) LX5 Smidt-Cassegrain fl=2000

Skywatcher 5inch (120mm) Refractor fl=1000m

Meade DSI Pro

Canon 300D

Toucam Pro II 840k

NightHawk
Posts: 40
Joined: 05 Dec 2006, 12:44
Location: Dalgety Bay

Postby NightHawk » 23 Apr 2007, 23:10

Thank you for your advice. Would the ebay adapters be of lower quality?

Or does it really not matter. Annoyingly the nights are getting lighter. Thanks bhenderson50 for the offer of helping me out. Will try and get an adapter soon.
<img src="http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo313/neilvr6/etx80a.jpg" />

Meade ETX-80-AT-TC Achromatic Refractor

bwh
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Joined: 06 Feb 2007, 23:08
Location: Dalgety Bay

Postby bwh » 24 Apr 2007, 20:03

its just a piece of black plastic type material. The ebay ones fine and £12 others £24 .... doubt much difference in quality. With ebay you bidding so time and postage needs to be considered.
bwh



Meade 8inch (228mm) LX5 Smidt-Cassegrain fl=2000

Skywatcher 5inch (120mm) Refractor fl=1000m

Meade DSI Pro

Canon 300D

Toucam Pro II 840k


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