Re: Awesome ISS photos!!!

From: Anthony Ayiomamitis (
Date: Sat Jun 09 2001 - 07:55:33 PDT

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    > Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2001 19:18:12 -0500
    > From: "Tom Wagner" <>
    > To: "SeeSat" <>
    Hi Tom,
    > Thanks Anthony!
        No problem. I am glad you also enjoyed them. I was floored when I saw the
    quality, especially in lieu of the "serious" hardware (a $30 web camera :-)).
    > This webcam runs for around 100 US dollars. It doubles as a scanner of sorts
    > too. Sensitivity down to 1 Lux.
        I did some surfing and came across a note that this item is about to be
    discontinued. I checked eBay and it sells for between $20 and $30 USD (plus $10
    shipping). I spent an hour today at various computer hardware stores and managed to
    find a store with two of them in stock.
        I will be looking at constructing the telescope adapter for it tonight and off
    to the races we go for some more realistic satellite photography. Until now, I have
    been pulling my hair out using film.
        During the past three months I have been after lunar transits without a single
    success story. I have never even come close. With the CCD now, I will just let the
    sucker record continuously ...
    > Philips Vesta Pro Camera review:
        The item I picked up today has the following URL for those interested ... ...
    > More details
         I have read the reviews from both URL's during my earlier surfing and was
    happy with the comments.
         For about $40 USD, I think one is looking at some pretty good return on their
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "Anthony Ayiomamitis" <>
    > To: <>
    > Sent: Friday, June 08, 2001 6:36 PM
    > Subject: Awesome ISS photos!!!
    > > Folks,
    > >
    > >        For some amazing photos of the ISS taken with a "toy" desktop
    > > webcam, please have a look at
    > > ... these are the
    > > best images I have seen to date. Excellent contrast and detail.
    > >
    > >        Off to the local computer hardware stores tomorrow morning to
    > > locate the same webcam.
    > >
    > > Anthony.
    > >
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