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Which type of camera for P200


Paul Tomo
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Hi all,

       I’ve been trying to sort out a video web/camera to fit my Skywatcher 200P. What I would like to video is the Moon and a few of the large planets in our galaxy, I would like to record and view later on my MacBook Pro. I would also like to view the Moon and planets while these subjects are being recorded.

 

What webcam could I buy that will cover my needs. Any help please.

 

Thanks Paul Tomo 

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58 minutes ago, Bottletopburly said:

qhy5lc-11 or a zwo120mc will work fine

Thanks for the info Dave, will I need to buy any connection cables? 
 

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1 minute ago, Sunny Phil said:

Depending on budget, there's the Bresser Electronic Eyepiece.

At the moment I’ve not got a great amount of work coming in so I don’t want to spend too much yet. I will take a look anyway and thanks for responding.

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13 minutes ago, Bottletopburly said:

Try looking on eBay for a Phillips spc900 with nosepiece and IR  filter if you can , you may find one cheap 

 

What operating system do you run it on?

 

I tried using Windows XP emulation software on Windows 8 but it did not work. 

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11 hours ago, Sunny Phil said:

 

What operating system do you run it on?

 

I tried using Windows XP emulation software on Windows 8 but it did not work. 

Phil I used on win cpu and maybe win 7 a few years ago and captured some good images of Jupiter and Saturn a quick search found on sgl I found will work on win10 instructions below hope this helps  

1) Download and run the driver "install" spc900nc_00_dw7_aen.exe. You can get it from the Phillips website but here is the a link https://www.philips.ca/c-p/SPC900NC_00/webcam-with-pixel-plus/support

2) Once the install is complete, go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Philips\Philips SPC900NC PC Camera\vista64 right click on camdrv42.sys and select Copy

3) Go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers and paste ( drag and drop will work as well )

4) Restart (This is important)

5) On the windows tool bar in "Type here to search" type in Device Manager and click on the program in the results

6) In Device Manager Under "OtherDevices"right click The Unknown device (there should only be one) and select "Update Driver"

7) Click "Browse my computer for driver software"

😎 Click "Let me pick from a list"....

9) Double Click "Show all devices"

10) Under The Manufacturer window, scroll down to "Philips CE CSI"

11) In the Model window select "Philips SPC 900NC PC Camera"

12) Click "Next"

13) On the Driver Update Warning window, Click yes

 

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3 hours ago, Bottletopburly said:

Phil I used on win cpu and maybe win 7 a few years ago and captured some good images of Jupiter and Saturn a quick search found on sgl I found will work on win10 instructions below hope this helps  

1) Download and run the driver "install" spc900nc_00_dw7_aen.exe. You can get it from the Phillips website but here is the a link https://www.philips.ca/c-p/SPC900NC_00/webcam-with-pixel-plus/support

2) Once the install is complete, go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Philips\Philips SPC900NC PC Camera\vista64 right click on camdrv42.sys and select Copy

3) Go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers and paste ( drag and drop will work as well )

4) Restart (This is important)

5) On the windows tool bar in "Type here to search" type in Device Manager and click on the program in the results

6) In Device Manager Under "OtherDevices"right click The Unknown device (there should only be one) and select "Update Driver"

7) Click "Browse my computer for driver software"

😎 Click "Let me pick from a list"....

9) Double Click "Show all devices"

10) Under The Manufacturer window, scroll down to "Philips CE CSI"

11) In the Model window select "Philips SPC 900NC PC Camera"

12) Click "Next"

13) On the Driver Update Warning window, Click yes

 

 

Thanks! I'm on Windows 8 but it's worth a try.

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If funds allow go for the ZWO ASI 120 MC colour camera.

It is USB 3 has a good frame rate.

Download and use Firecapture.

It is what I use for all my Planetary work. 

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20 hours ago, Graham said:

If funds allow go for the ZWO ASI 120 MC colour camera.

It is USB 3 has a good frame rate.

Download and use Firecapture.

It is what I use for all my Planetary work. 

This is the one that I will be buying when the shops start selling online next week, RVO have them at £149 which seems ok. I’ll let you know what my other laptop is running and you can let me know if it will run the camera. Cheers Paul 

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4 hours ago, Paul Tomo said:

This is the one that I will be buying when the shops start selling online next week, RVO have them at £149 which seems ok. I’ll let you know what my other laptop is running and you can let me know if it will run the camera. Cheers Paul 

 

You can download the drivers for either windows or mac from the ZWO website.

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4 hours ago, Graham said:

 

You can download the drivers for either windows or mac from the ZWO website.

Thanks Graham

 

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What sort of views should I be expecting using the ZWO though the 200p

 

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I’ve just purchased the zwo camera mentioned so I can see another set of questions coming your way. Can’t wait to try it out.

thanks for your help.

 

paul Tomo 

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