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originally posted by: kent04
I've had success using a cheap webcam and a cheap telescope.
Had to take the lens off of the webcam camera and housed it in an old black film canister that fit inside the telescope eyepiece
But it worked really well
For me it was just a case of taking the housing apart, and yeah, just basically remove the lens carefully to expose the digital imaging chip underneath. What I did then was get a black 35mm film canister, and remove the bottom with a scalpel. I then superglued the flanged end onto the front of the webcam as centered as I could and hey presto!
The 35mm canister fits perfectly into the eyepiece holder on my scope and still easily allows me to use the manual focus. The beauty with this is that you can focus while looking at the image on your computer or laptop screen and not through the small eyepiece, which for me anyway makes life a little easier.
originally posted by: cmdrkeenkid
To be honest, your cell phone might be capable of better images!
Or at least you don't need to worry about the lens being an issue.
You could give something like this a shot.
Telescope Phone Mount