Decided to get some video clips of Saturn. I roughly aimed the scope north and did a quick solar system alignment.....got Saturn in the eyepiece and then in the webcam FOV with a 2x barlow. Everything seemed to go along okay until I tried to switch to a 3x barlow. Somehow I bumped the power cord and turned off the scope. At that point I called it a night...... The scope needs to be repaired.
Even with a 1,325mm focal length, a 2x barlow is just not enough to get a any decent scale. Seeing was average. Funny, the scope was set up about 6 feet from my the back door to my apartment. When I left the back door open, the heat from the apartment totally cause havoc with the live video image. As soon as I closed the door, the image settled down.
104mm Maksutov (1,325mm focal length) on a CG5 mount, a 2x barlow and a Philips ToUcam Pro II........
shot at 1/25th of a second exposure, and 15 frame per second:
* If you look very, very close at the left side of the rings, you can just barely make out a hint of the Cassini Division.