Picture of electronic telescope eyepiece
in this instructable, i will show you how to modify a cheap webcam to act as an electronic eyepiece for a telescope.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of materials

webcam(i got mine for less than 6 dollars on amazon.com)

35mm film canister

small project box

optional: male to female usb cord

tools: drill

hack saw


chilll20094 years ago
Looks really cool! Nice idea.
Wascopirate (author)  chilll20094 years ago
danilo.bar14 years ago
Good job.
A really good webcam for astronomy is the Philips Too Cam Pro.
You can unscrew the lens and
you can use metal lathe on a piece of bronze to screw it inside and fit itself in your telescopes holder.
Another good webcam is the Quickcam B/N: very good ccd, but... the product is now discontinued.

Black Sky for you :-) and good observation.
Wascopirate (author)  danilo.bar14 years ago
hey thanks for the information i will have to look at those webcams. this project was just a prototype, but i'm glad you liked it, thank you.