Old 05-01-2013, 10:58 AM
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Planetary webcams with good Linux support?

I'm looking to get a better webcam for doing planetary shots with my 10" dob. I currently use a Logitech webcam that I had lying around unused, but I think it's the limiting factor in my setup as it can only do 5 fps.

Does anyone have any recommendations for a planetary CCD camera that will work well under Linux? Ideally via a V4L compatible driver.

I recently bought a mono QHY5 second-hand for this purpose, but I'm struggling to get any kind of result with it.

Don't worry recommending ones if you have read that they are supposed to work under Linux etc, I'm just wondering if any members have real experience using one that they would recommend?

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Old 05-01-2013, 06:15 PM
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:54 PM
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Modern day DSLR and even Point&Shoot cameras have fast frame rate up to 1920x1080x24 or 1280x720x60 fps and some even to 240 but at a cost of 320x240.
This beats most webcams and the advantage is not getting entangled in all the cables near your scope.
I have good experience in camming planets with a Powershot S100 at 1920x1080x24.
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