$3 Space Telescope array

Yeah right… I hate titles like that.

But really, someone gave me a telescope years ago, and I recently took a super cheap webcam and stuck it on the eyepiece with some clear tape.


Using Cheese Webcam Booth and Video4Linux Control Panel I was actually able to take some pretty good pictures.


This picture of the moon was actually taken just a few minutes before the one of the full setup above, while the sun was up. I was able to adjust the contrast and exposure time to make the moon show up nicely as if it were night time.


Here is a picture of the “Y” from my house, taken through some trees, with some people visible.


A better camera will give better results, but this one was already in pieces.

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