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Re: Polarcam Is Here!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:32 pm
by TONYUK
Hi Dion,

I'm a relative newcomer so I've only found this video in the last few days. What a great idea particularly for somebody like myself who has problems with my neck going into spasm very easily. For that reason I have so far avoided using the polar scope on my NEQ6 Pro.

However the webcam you use is no longer available I believe. Can you suggest any suitable alternative?

Many thanks.

Tony Smith

Re: Polarcam Is Here!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:59 pm
by worcspaul
I'm in the process of making a polarcam from a logitech e1000 quickcam I picked up for £10 a couple of years ago. I believe others have used a Microsoft lifecam.


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Re: Polarcam Is Here!

PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:23 am
by hawk_eye1975
Are there any other, more recent and easier to buy, webcams that can be easily modified for the polar scope mod?

If so, any chance of a quick tutorial to walk us through the process? :))

Peter

Re: Polarcam Is Here!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:38 pm
by Dion
To be honest, I haven't much idea, but i 'think' people have managed it with the lifecam cinema.

Re: Polarcam Is Here!

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:29 pm
by hawk_eye1975
I'll give that a go, once i get one and try to mod it, i'll phone Bern, i think

Re: Polarcam Is Here!

PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:36 pm
by whatablanker
I use a lifecam it seems to work ok if you can centralise it.

Re: Polarcam Is Here!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:28 pm
by MoJocvh
So good are the simple ideas!

Well can I ask two questions, do you sand the bottom of the mk2 AND how far on does the lens sit/glued all the way to butt up with the flange?

Off to B & Q's right now!!

Cheers

Mo.

Re: Polarcam Is Here!

PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:10 pm
by GanymedRN
Hi all polar cam fans

I tried it with a Philips SPC230NC which I had already. The mechanical adaption was easy but it is not sensitive enough to show polaris. When I use the max settings in sharpcap on exposure and brightness I only get noise.

Does anyone have positive experience with the Microsoft Lifecam Cinema as a polarcam?
I don't want to waste 45 Euro.

Thanks

Re: Polarcam Is Here!

PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:01 pm
by teslar
The lifecam would work I've used one but I prefer my SPC900Nc ;)

Re: Polarcam Is Here!

PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:17 am
by silentrunning
Hi Roger

I used the lifecam as a polarcam and its work pretty well. Polaris is easily visible but it does require the maximum exposure setting.

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Doug