You are logged in as. For instance, if we choose a too fast integration time the brightest areas of our object will appear grayish and not white, and the number of gray-levels available to intermediate shadings will be well bellow the optimal 64 this camera allows. I am currently working in the production of an Atlas of Moon composed of images obtained with the grayscale QuickCam. Unfortunately, this will not increase the number of intermediate gray-levels. Results 1—1 of 1 1. This plug should thus be considered part of the camera and be protected from damage. This female plug of the battery power-pack will interface with the large-size male keyboard plug that is suplied with the QuickCam 5 in fig4.

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This image shows a blow-up of the QuickCam’s CCD, with the imaging-area framed in red and the transfer-area surrounded by a green line. For the Sun, or to enphasise faint planetary details, the Contrast can be manually increased to the desired setting position.

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Connectix releases color cam for Mac

You can easily guess what will happen if an excessive integration time or an inadequate contrast setting are used. The QuickCam product line was acquired by Logitech in To be more rigorous, two distinct software control the camera. The next two pictures illustrate other interesting observation projects that are suitable for small scopes and the grayscale QuickCam. One of the best places to get all the information needed is now perhaps the Astrocam web-page in French.


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The remaining 3 pins in each plug are not used. This bias pattern is exagerated by the extra 15m cable I have to use. But there are other simpler projects that can be attempted. Visit the Connectix Web site to see a color snapshot of the obligatory company fish tank, updated once a minute. This will give images a non-photographic appearance, without smooth gradients.

In my case, I routinely use an extra 15m parallel cable YES! Why not try to obtain, in a single night, a time-lapse animation demonstrating the motion colot Jupiter’s Galilean satellites?

Unfortunately, this will not increase the number of intermediate gray-levels. But, fortunately, Connectix did produce it at such a low price. This option is very usefull for ordinary daylight conditions where the camera’s objective is maintained, but not for astronomy.

For the moon and planets, the best results are obtained when the Contrast setting is put to zero, the White Balance is then resetted, and finally the proper integration time is adjusted manually Brightness command. The bad news is that it is no longer produced.

Connectix Ships Color QuickCam

The company has gradually decreased qulckcam for the Macintosh platform, with only one current model officially supporting Mac or including Mac drivers.

There is usually sufficient light to use short integration times, and it’s an adequate camera-telescope combination to obtain intermediate magnification images or to work with poor seeing conditions. In short, it is better to spend a little extra time fine-tunning the various camera setting parameters BEFORE images are obtained if we want to get the best possible results.


This female plug of the battery power-pack will interface with the large-size male keyboard plug that is suplied with the QuickCam 5 in fig4.

Connectix releases color cam for Mac – CNET

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The software that originally shipped with the camera included QuickMovie for recording motion pictures and QuickPICT for capturing still images. The range of parameters that can be modified from the computer is impressive: Here in Portugal it can still be ocnnectix occasionally VC for “Video Conferencing”. The new camera sports the familiar quickkcam eyeball form, and connects to a Macintosh via both a serial port and an ADB keyboard and mouse port. If the camera settings are kept unchanged, mosaics of high magnification moon images such as those of the terminator at days 8 and 9 of the lunation presented below, can be easily assembled.

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