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webcam saturn

Postby Mcconnach » Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:10 am

hi i got a phillips spc900 2day and luckly had clear skies so tried it out on saturn im quite pleased for it being the first attempt but was under the impression that it would be in colour im guessing this is not the case or am i missing something


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RE: webcam saturn

Postby smerral » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:00 pm

Yes, that's a fine first attempt - focus is nice and sharp. It should be in colour, unless your cam has been modified with a monochrome chip. What capture software are you using?
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RE: webcam saturn

Postby Mcconnach » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:20 am

hi smerral i used wxastrocapture to take it. one thing i did notice tho was that when i selected connect a camera in it there was a list of maybe 7 or so cameras all with the spc900 prefix is there a certain 1 that has to be picked in order to get colour

thanks

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RE: webcam saturn

Postby smerral » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:03 am

Steve, that's interesting - I hadn't noticed that with mine but then it's a while since I used wxastrocapture. I now use [url=http://www.sharpcap.co.uk/]Sharpcap[/url]. One of the reasons is that it gives me a text file read out of all my settings at each capture, so it's easy to see which works best. Anyways you can experiment with the camera choice. But what I think it might be is this: Click on Properties, hit the Colour Tab and under modes, make sure the Colour check box is ticked and that the saturation is at least 50.
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