Converting LifeCam HD-3000 as digital telescope eyepiece

In this video I convert a cheap HD microsoft web camera into a telescope eyepiece potentially saving yourself hundreds of pounds.


AniMageNeBy says:

This actually convinced me of NOT making a telescope imager out of a webcam (or at least not that webcam)! 😉

I wonder if it was all really necessary… like removing the lens: would it be THAT bad to leave it in and just focus it through the lens(es)?

Rosu Lucian says:

the color is off because you probably removed the IR filter as well

Ady Alex says:

Did you take off the IR filter?

LTDanno360 says:

Make.a video of it at Night of the Stars and sky

Simbird - Birds and Wildlife UK says:

Great fun:D This is either sad or genius ! Happy Star watching 🙂

Tim Plank says:

Did you ever get a chance to do a planetary or lunar test?

NextWorldVR says:

One can also carefully disassemble the device using a screwdriver. Mine had the screws hidden, but Ifound them. :0

JayKay7737 says:

tested it yet?

maximidius says:

Tim nice but dim, the master butcher lol. I was cringing while you were using that damn knife. All joking aside, I hope it worked for you, have you used it yet?

WindsdoomPatriot says:


Bob May says:

Obviously not a ‘Blue Peter’ fan.  Here’s one I made earlier.

Dominik M says:

Do You have still this camera or old lens holder? Can You check for me the hole spacing for original lens holder?

William Bray says:

Hi Daniel, I am working on this for a physics project at school, could you possibly link where you got the film canister from please? much appreciated

BallaratDragon says:

Daniel, you only need to cut a 1/2″ hole in the film canister lid. A hole punch makes a nice clean hole.

Looking From_Afar says:

Wow….this dufus so needs a Dremel……!!!

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