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Old 26-05-2009, 10:21 PM
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Looking for a webcam/CCD digital video camera

Hi all,

I have just renewed my hunt for a webcam or CCD video camera to do webcasting with. The renewed interest is because I have stumbled across a service that will allow me to operate my own astronomy TV station, and even broadcast the images in high definition (www.lightstream.com).

I have been using a Phillips Toucam Pro to upload static images of the Moon, and would like to broadcast higher resolution ones than it is capable of. I would also like to do slightly longer exposures than it allows for.

The closest I have found so far is the Gstar video camera. The catch with it though is that it won't plug directly into a computer. You have to use a capture card to grab and then press an image THEN upload the static image. I need something that has the features of a Gstar but is recognised by the computer as a standard video camera.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Paul Floyd.
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Old 27-05-2009, 12:31 AM
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Paul,
Have a look at the "industrial strength" webcams from Imaging Source.
They come in Mono and Colour versions and the DxK41 is around 1280 x 960 resolution.
http://www.theimagingsource.com/en_U...usb-ccd-color/
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Old 30-05-2009, 02:06 PM
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Thanks for that. I was aware of them but I have to say I hadn't noticed that they could do longer exposures.

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