Dashcam as Planetary Camera

I repurposed my old dash camera (Polaroid N302) as a planetary camera. The lens was removed and replaced with a webcam-to-telescope adapter and then mounted on to a 4 in diameter, 900 mm focal length Sky-Watcher 100ED telescope on a tracking mount.

A 2x Barlow was used to further magnify the image (1800 mm effective focal length). Jupiter’s could bands are visible. To watch a video about this dashcam planetary camera, click here.

Night Sky in Focus
Astronomy and Amateur Radio
© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

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du1au@nightskyinfocus.com

3 thoughts on “Dashcam as Planetary Camera”

  1. woooow great shot sir… sana my step by step or materials needed with pics on how to do it :) newbie here kase :) thanks for this article sir so informative

  2. Is possible DIY > dash cam for Deep sky?
    TNX from Richard > from SE Italy – IK7FMO

    1. This dash camera is unable to do long exposure, thus, not suitable for deep-sky imaging. I do not know if there is a way to modify.

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