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ToUcam - Philips
PRO II PCVC840K

SPC 900NC

Webcam, Video Conferencing, Online Video, Vmail, Telescope or Microscope Imaging and Capture

(See Below for more information)

UPDATED 23rd June 2008

WHAT'S NEW:

CCD CHIPS AVAILABLE
Black and White Modification Chips $80AUD
Replacement CCD Chips $45AUD

NOW ABLE TO REPAIR TOUCAMS
We are now able to repair ToUcams by replacing the CCD Chip for $65AUD plus post. This is the most common problem experienced with the cameras. I haven't come across any other problems.

AMP OFF MODIFICATION
We are now able to do the "Amp Off" modification to the ToUcams for $40AUD. The Amp Off modification reduces the amount of glow from components used in the ToUcam. This will cause a brightening on long exposures.

Philips ToUcam 840kPhilips ToUcam 900nc

PHILIPS ToUcam 840K MODIFIED FOR LONG EXPOSURE $275AUD
PHILIPS ToUcam 900NC $145AUD
PHILIPS ToUcam 900NC MODIFIED FOR LONG EXPOSURE $285AUD

- Click on above images for PDF specs -
Philips ToUcam 840k
The Imaging Source DMK21AF04.AS Camera
FireWire Version $395AUD
USB Version $445AUD

Contact us for more information on these cameras
Celestron 9.25" XLT
Televue 3x Barlow
Paul Haese, Barossa Valley SA
Australia
PST using Philips ToUcam 840k
Coronado PST without Double Stacking ($800AUD)
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PST using DMK21AF04.AS CAMERA
PAUL HAESE - Coronado PST without Double Stacking ($800AUD)
DMK21AF04.AS CAMERA
FireWire Version $395AUD
USB Version $445AUD


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Philips ToUcam, 840k, 900nc, Spare parts and accessories available for Newtonians, Schmidt-Cassegrains, Maksutovs, reflectors, refractors and Catadioptrics. Brands include Celestron, Vixen, Tasco, Optex, Mizar, JMI, Takahashi, Obsession, Siebert Optical, Jindu, BYOT, Edmund Scientific, Coulter, SBIG, Konus, Bushnell, SkyWatcher, Nova Optical, Galaxy Optics, Star Splitter, Leica and Zijin Mountain.

EYEPIECE DEAL - ANY 6
Plossl PL4mm $50AUDea
Plossl PL6.5mm $50AUDea
Plossl PL10mm $50AUDea
Plossl PL12.5mm $50AUDea
Plossl PL15mm $50AUDea
Plossl PL20mm $50AUDea
Plossl PL25mm $50AUDea
Plossl PL30mm $60AUDea
Plossl PL40mm $60AUDea

These 4 Element Plossls are well made. We modify them and change the Barrels for better performance. A star's image does not change across the whole field of view.

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OR CHOOSE ANY 6!
Foam Lined Carry Case
$180AUD


CURRENT SPECIALS

5mW GREEN LASER POINTERS $115AUD
LASER COLLIMATION TOOL (NEWTONIAN) $69AUD
4X BARLOW ASTRO ENGINEERING POWERMATE $90AUD
8" DOBSONIAN TEFLON BEARING KIT $25AUD

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PHILIPS ToUcam SPC900NC

THE LATEST MODEL - $145AUD MODIFIED FOR LONG EXPOSURE - $285AUD
There are a few differences with the new model. - 90 frames per second video - USB 2 Compatible - photo resolution 1.3 mega pixels - automatic face tracking The ability for the new SPC900NC to be used with a telescope looks good. The camera can be modified for long exposure and an adaptor can be made up to connect to a telescope. The following link give details of the long exposure modification if you wish to do it yourself: http://www.home.zonnet.nl/m.m.j.meijer/D_I_Y/spc900nc.htm

PHILIPS ToUcam PRO II PCVC840K

CCD CAMERA PLUS SOFTWARE MODIFIED FOR LONG EXPOSURE $275AUD

FOR ASTRONOMY OR JUST A GREAT WEB CAM!

Please inquire for the Long Exposure Modification. Modification includes a switch for changing between Video and Long Exposure. This allows the user to capture faint objects and stack images using free software from the internet.

With the ability to take video at 60 frames per second, the Philips ToUcam Pro 840k is amongst the most advanced PC conferencing and Video Mail (vmail) cameras in the world. Users of Yahoo Messenger and similar, will find it a delight to use with exceptional image quality and speed particularly in low light areas! The Philips ToUcam PRO II PCVC840K digital camera/CCD Camera can be mounted onto a telescope, or microscope, to produce images on your PC. The camera has the ability of seeing in low light, without snowing, making it excellent for astronomy. The ToUcam is featured in the June 2003 issue of 'Sky & Telescope' magazine and also the English 'Astronomy Now' magazine. USB WebCamera - 1.2 Mega Pixel still pictures - Ultra bright images at low light - Flicker-free video up to 60 f.p.s. - Built-in digital USB microphone ToUcam Accessories ADAPTORSAstroVid Astronomy
- 1.25" Threaded for Filters, Anodised Adaptor $45AUD - Universal 1.25" Threaded for Filters, Anodised and Baffled Adaptor $55AUD Unscrew the ToUcam lens and replace with this adaptor for a 1.25" diameter focuser. toucam_adapter









- ToUcam T Thread Adaptor $45AUDAstroVid Astronomy telescope




- Eyepiece Projection Adaptors $45AUD The adaptor is of the common type which replaces the eyepiece in the telescope's focuser. These adaptors allow an eyepiece to be placed into the Adaptor for Eyepiece Projection Photography. The adaptors have a T Thread which screw onto the ToUcam T Thread Adaptor. eyepiece_projection_adaptor


































- C Mount to 32mm (1.25") Adaptors $45AUD

FILTERS The use of the correct IR (Infra Red) Filter makes focusing easier on the planets, and reduces the bright stars to finer points. - Baader UV/IR rejection Filters $80AUD Spectrum Available
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- Schott IR Filters to suit 1.25" Eyepieces $65AUDAstroVid Astronomy IR Filter





- 1000 Oaks Optical Minus Violet Filters $110AUD Effects of the Minus Violet Filters can be seen on the web site below: http://members.chello.at/hoermi2/02_planets/02_planets.htm - UV (Ultra Violet) Filters $15AUD Spectrometer tested coloured Filter for filtering UV. Spectrometer test available. BARLOWS - Achromatic 2x Barlow (with T Thread)/Adaptor/Filter Holder $70 This Barlow is able to do a number of things. Firstly, its a achromatic 2x Barlow. Secondly, its a camera adaptor, which is T Threaded, and only the T Thread Adaptor is needed to suit your brand of camera or ToUcam. Photos can then be taken through a telescope at higher magnification without using an eyepiece. Thirdly, the Barlow's lens can be removed by unscrewing for true focal projection photography. Fourthly, with the Barlow's lens removed, filters can be screwed in. - Achromatic 2x Barlow/Camera Adaptor $70AUD - Apochromatic 2x Barlow $150AUD - Achromatic 3x Barlow $60AUD - Apochromatic Astro Engineering 4x Barlow $90AUD
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FOCAL REDUCERSAstroVid Astronomy - Focal Reducers 0.6x $95AUD The focal ratio of your telescope is reduced by 0.6x using the Focal Reducer. eg. F/10 becomes F/6. A shorter focal ratio gives a wider field of view and shorter exposure times.
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- Focal Reducers 0.3x Extender eg. F/10 with 0.6x = F/6. F/6 with 0.6x and 0.3x = F/4 $30AUD(eye observation may be difficult) The Extender shortens the focal ratio of the Focal Reducer 0.6x even further giving an even wider field of view and lower magnification.
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40mm Plossl with T ThreadAstroVid Astronomy - 40mm Wide Angle Eyepiece with T Thread $130AUD We are now producing 1.25" (32mm) diameter eyepieces which have a focal length of 40mm and a T Thread on the end. The T Thread enables many adaptors and T Rings to fit onto the eyepiece. The clear aperture lens is flat and positioned close to the end of the eyepiece, to keep it as close to the camera as possible, widening the field. There are a number of advantages to the system. Firstly, a wide eyepiece entry hole (clear aperture) of 26mm allowing a wider field of view for the camera. Secondly, low magnification which doesn't spread the light of the object as much. Magnification is derived by dividing 40mm into your telescope's focal length in mm. Thirdly, other adaptors are not needed to connect the camera to an eyepiece, only a T Ring thread. Fourthly, the eyepiece can still be used as a 40mm. Last of all, the system is less than half the price of other, similar systems.
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The 40mm Plossl with T Thread has many faces for camera's, telescopes and microscopes
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USB EXTENSION CABLES
- 5m Extension cables are available for $18AUD$ or $13US$.  This extends the total cable length 
to 7.2m.  Please contact us for longer lengths.

Information and technical data on the NEW Model Philips ToUcam PRO II PCVC840K can be seen here:

http://www.philips.be/Assets/Downloadablefile/LF_840-2368.pdf

Information and technical data on the OLD Model Philips ToUcam PRO PCVC740K can be seen on here:

http://www.consumer.philips.com/global/b2c/ce/catalog/assets/downloads/en_pcvc740k_lft.pdf

Here are a couple of websites from 
amateur astronomers using the ToUcam:

http://www.aozc64.dsl.pipex.com/astro/deepsky.htm
This web site shows some effects of using an IR or Minus Violet Filters: http://members.chello.at/hoermi/
Here are two more good web sites which have more images obtained by the ToUcam: http://home.online.no/~arnholm/astro/mars/ http://www.astrosurf.com/cadra/images.html Modifications (please inquire) and extra software can be used with the ToUcam to allow stacking of images, long exposures, reductions in noise (snowing) and basic processing to improve the image. Links to free software and information can be seen at Cloudy Nights web site: CLOUDY NIGHTS - INCLUDES FREE SOFTWARE

SUN FILTERS

Baader Solar Film $45 per 30cm x 30cm (1 foot) Data Sheet Available Black Polymer Solar Film $45 per 30cm x 30cm (1 foot) Data Sheet available Telescopes and Astronomy is a dealer for 1000 Oaks Optical - Solar Filters - H-Alpha Filters - Eclipse Viewers - Nebula Filters - Anti Dew Systems Contact Us - telescopes@adam.com.au

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