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Old 11-12-2010, 05:02 PM
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'Merlin Cams'-where??

Hello.

A while ago someone in the U.K on this forum found a source of web cams that could be used for astrophotography,I think these were found to be very good,there was some images of Jupiter some members took through 4 and 5 inch refractors that were quite good.

I would like to ask if anyone could help me locate these,as I would like to buy one,If anyone has the link to the place that sells them-I would be most pleased.

I think these cams are flashed which sounds very good,My old Phillps 2U cam has lost software.

At the time the thread was running about these 'Merlin Cams' I did not have pay pal-but now do,so would like to try and get on for planet imaging.

Thanks Chris

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Old 11-12-2010, 05:21 PM
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:56 PM
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re Merlin Cam

Thanks Paul

I think I will wait till after Xmas and order one.

(No hurry with all this rain)

I read the thread-sounds like it can take up to month to get here,while some

had it seven days-for what ever reason there does not appear any consistency

in arrival times.

I see the 1.25 adaptor is around 8 pounds and the camera bit 20 pounds

So 28 pounds ($45AUD) all up to get it here-is that correct?

Is it difficult to remove camera lens and put nose on?

Anyone with piccy's of these on their scope?thanks

Chris

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Old 11-12-2010, 06:01 PM
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A few pounds cheaper than you quoted, you won't have to pay VAT.
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:03 PM
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with postage probably closer to 55 or 60 I guess. I've not had anything to do with the site but removing the lens and replacing with the adapter is easy. I'd be surprised if it didn't come with instructions.
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re Merlin Cam

Thanks Geoff.

(Your avatar has nearly given me a heart attack!,I thought my lappy was buggered for sure-with ant on the inside of the screen I could not get out)

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$45:00 delivered in my letter box
I changed the lens no problem
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:23 PM
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re cam

Thanks Ron and Paul

I saw Tony (firstlight) got a craker image of Jupiter with his 110 WO

I think he had a 4 times barlow and a 2 time barlow all connected to the

cam and the to scope.

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Chris, no instructions come with the webcams, but several URLs in the thread point to instructions on removing the lens etc. with piccies.
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