The Moon with a Webcam

I am working on a setup where I want to mount a cheap webcam onto my Meade ETX-90 telescope for terrestrial observations. While I was working on the setup the other night I looked out the window and saw the Moon behind a tree. Without thinking too much I pointed the telescope towards the Moon and recorded this video.

As for the bad quality keep in mind that:

  • it was recorded through a double-glas window (which was dirty)
  • the Moon was behind a tree
  • it was recorded with a webcam

Author: Alexandru Csete

Embedded software engineer in the satcom industry during the day. Radio amateur and SDR hacker during the night.