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 (this video shows 1800 mm effective focal length). Jupiter’s could bands are visible in this video (1080P).

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

Venus | July 2020

Venus showing a crescent phase, imaged using a Sky-Watcher 4 in f/9 refractor with 2x Barlow and a Canon 1100D in video mode (700 individual image frames stacked using SIRIL).

Venus, July 2020, Bacoor, Philippines

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 (January 2015)

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Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 taken on January 15, 2015 using a 4-inch f/9 refractor and a Canon 450D DSLR in Antipolo, Philippines. The photo was a stack of 12 images, with each one exposed for 60 seconds at ISO 1600, processed using Deep-Sky Stacker. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano. For more images of comets, click here.

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