Category Archives: Webcam Telescope

Webcam Telescope becomes Webcam Microscope!

Well, maybe not a microscope, but a pretty good magnifying glass anyway. I mounted a 50mm macro lens on the webcam telescope today. The magnification power is about 10X by my estimates, but I can also get the macro lens … Continue reading

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Webcam Telescope 1.0 Completed

I’ve been working on the webcam telescope on and off for the past week. It took several days to get the inside painted and the outside stained. Today I started the final assembly, calibrated it, and got a so-so test … Continue reading

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Webcam Telescope Lens Mounted and CCD Platform Assembled

Made some good progress on the webcam telescope today. The CCD sensor platform has been assembled. It is just a flat piece of wood mounted to the back of the box by 3 screws. I can turn the screws from … Continue reading

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Webcam Telescope 3D printed fitting

Today’s project was to see if I could print a 3D part that the pentax to canon lens adapter could fit into. The hole and tabs are fairly precise – just a few millimeters for the tabs. I created this … Continue reading

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Webcam Telescope – I finally have the parts

I got the Pentax lens adapter/mount ages ago (shortly after my first blog entry). I thought I was going to use an old webcam I already have, but started using it to monitor my 3D printing so I needed to … Continue reading

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Webcam Telescope Kickoff

I’m starting to collect parts to build a webcam telescope. Concept is really simple: connect a 35mm telescopic lens to a webcam sensor: The 35mm lens is designed to create a image big enough to cover the surface of a … Continue reading

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