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Philips SPC880 webcam (Not pre flashed)

Philips SPC880 webcam (Not pre flashed)
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[£12.46 ex VAT]
[£14.95 inc VAT]
Delivery info
Postal Delivery £1.99
item # 49269
mfr's model # SPC880NC
Condition: New

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The Philips SPC900NC is one of THE most sought after webcams for use in Astrophotography, due to the sensitive nature of the CCD it uses. Unfortunately, these are no longer available, but this spc880nc, has identical innards and the ability to render high quality images of the Moon and Planets. It can also be further modified for photographing deep sky objects such as Galaxies. The C.C.D. and circuits are identical to the SPC900NC.
This will function perfectly as a normal Webcam of if you are into your Astrophotography then you can now do it digitally, at a fraction of the cost.

Do you need the camera to be flashed?

Sensor: CCD
Sensor resolution: VGA
Video resolution: VGA
Snapshot resolution: VGA
Interpolated snapshot res.: 1.3 MP
Max. frame rate: 90 fps
Lens: F2.2, D55°
White balance: 2600 – 7600 k
Min. illuminance: < 1 lux
Colour depth: 24 bit

Compatiblity: Windows XP Pro (compatible with vista and windows 7 if flashed)

As used by Astronomers (Modification required)

No installation CD, unboxed

Please download the driver from our downloads page

Stock Status

12 months UK warranty only

Download Philips SPC900 drivers from here (Webcam would need to be flashed 1st)

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Condition: New
Customer Reviews
Bought one, seemed a shame to break it up for the 'scope, so bought another one. Easy to flash, worked first time, excellent camera. Not used it yet for sky pics, but hoping to try it soon. I'm over the MOON....pun.

I already had 2 of these in use and at this price I couldn't resist and got 2 more. The unit, when flashed to an SPC-900 model, works great with Linux. I use them regularly with Skype and as a security system with Motion. The webcam works very well in low light conditions and still delivering a good picture, making it simply perfect for motion detection. You can not go wrong with these.

Philips SPC880/900 webcam for astro-photography.,
Morgan mentioned for Philips SPC880 in online astronomy forum. Price was excellent. Purchased camera, flash upgrade to SPC900, filter and 1.25 inch adapter. No problems fitting adapter. Downloaded XP driver from Philips website. Clear sky two nights ago, and got my first ever astro-photograph - of Jupiter. Used SharpCap and Registax 6 to produce final image.

SPC - pre flashed,
Great price and delivery, driver readily available. What more could you ask for.

Philips SPC880 ideal for astronomy,
When flashed as a SPC900 become a great CCD for astronomy. As internal parts are absoluty identical as SPC900, long exposure and ampli off are very easy to made

Fantasic price and fast delivery, choose to flash it myself. Brilliant value for this the most popular Astro web cam.

The astro webcam philips 880,
As the philips SPC880 webcam internal parts are identically to the SPC900 desirable for Astromeny . I choose to have it flashed as a SPC900 and installed the driver from the philips website for win7 64bit the usb cable being 2m long so needing no extention when mounted in my 10in scope focuser.

Web cam wonder,
Great web cam, super adapter and So.... cheap too. Captured amazing images of saturn first time out, a REAL bargain amd must have for any astro-nut. GET ONE NOW !!

See some of the results here

How easy is this...,
After getting inspired by the BBC Astronomy Live programme I''''d searched the web and found Morgan''''s great webcam and adaptor. So easy to setup - this was my first result - ok a little unfocussed but that was just me and the scope (it was a bit exciting).

Just waiting for more clear skies...
You can''''t fault Morgan for the service and the price!

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