Simple Telescope Webcam Eyepiece Adapter (1.25″) DIY

This is a short video outlining how I turned a camera film canister into an adapter for mounting a webcam onto a telescope. Most common film canisters have the same 1.25″ diameter as common 1.25″ telescope eyepieces. This will not work with telescopes which require 2″ eyepieces.


Ray Crossley says:

Thank you I tried this with my long reach cam but could no get it to focus But it did seem to work OK when I took the lens out out of the cam

Ross Hainer says:

i am trying to do this with my surface. What software are you using for the camera

Uno Andrews says:

The only problem with this one is that the magnification. You cant focus this one for sure

cyclinguy says:

Where would I find one of these “film canisters” you speak of??

FSM says:

what software do you with the webcam to capture images?

GhostReaper79 Garcia says:

love the video.. I’ve seen other ones where they remove the lens do you have to remove the lens on this one. Does it work fine with the lens in it.

sprouts4all says:

What webcam did you use for this

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