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Ulrich writes – “Unfortunately, even entry-level CCD cameras that are actually built for astro imaging are beyond the reach of many amateurs. I faced the same problem. A QuickCam, however, costs approximately $70 if bought in a store, much less if you are buying a used camera at a flea market or through online auction sites like eBay.” Here’s how to make your own Astrocam for under $100 [via] – Link.

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Webcam Telescope. Video from still camera zoom. Forget jerky teleconferences; put a real lens on a 90s era webcam and you’ve got something. MAKE 02 – Page 133.