Last updated: 31 October 2007
This page documents iSight webcam comments, tips, and photos. Contributions welcome.
Subject: ISight lens removal Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 06:06:21 From: Francis Vancauwenbergh (email@example.com) Hello, I would like to use my iSight camera on an ETX125. Is there a way to remove the lens without demolishing the iSight? Greetings Francis Vancauwenbergh BelgiumMike here: I don't know about removing the lens but there is an article on using the "Apple iSight" on the helpful Information: Astrophotography page.
Subject: isight Sent: Monday, August 8, 2005 07:34:56 From: tony Devereux (firstname.lastname@example.org) read your bit about cutting the end off thanks going to try it tonight. got a mean 8" thanks for you help tony and liz devereux Plymouth uk
Subject: iSight for etx Sent: Wednesday, June 1, 2005 20:14:39 From: Will Edwards (email@example.com) so i just bought a ETX 125 PE ( i wish they would just tell you in BIG letters on the first page to RESET the autostar before you make yourself nuts wondering why its supposed to be pointing at jupiter but instead its pointing to your neighbors window). Anyway, i started to play around with my iSight (mac) and discovered something kind of cool that i thought i should share. The iSight doesn't fit in the eyepiece holder BUT, if you take one of the plastic containers that Meade gives you to store the eyepiece in and cut off (with a hacksaw in my case) the solid end, you end up with a tube that just happens to fit an eyepiece (with the eyecup folded back) on one end and the isight on the other. Drop the eyepiece in your scope and now you can see exactly what your eye would see looking THROUGH the eyepiece. Whats great about this is that you can change the magnification by just choosing another eyepiece.
Also, i downloaded a great program called iGlasses that lets you adjust the settings on the iSight, you can adjust focus, brightness, hue, saturation etc. and the best part is you can flip the image, or make a mirror image so you can see up is up. BTW, this process took all of 1 minute to do. just cut and your done.
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