Go to: Webcam Adapter HOME Page
Go to the "Mogg Adapter" Web Store for your Astronomy Imaging needs
The 12M X 0.5 thread is the standard for micro-video lenses (see Edmund's Optics Catalog), and is used on the 3Com Home Connect (or Vista Imaging) PC Web Cam. Seems like most cameras with "micro-video" lenses. Even the security cameras (pinhole ones excepted) can use the adapter for that reason.
Best Universal Adapter Version
|Quick Cam B/W||UWAL-F|
|Quick Cam Express||UWAL-F|
|Quick Cam VC||UWAL-F|
|Quick Cam Pro||UWAL-F|
|Quick Cam Pro 3000||UWAL-F|
|Quick Cam Pro 4000||UWAL-F|
|Quick Cam 5000 Series||UWAL-F|
|Web Cam II & III||UWAL-F|
|3 Com Home Connect||UWAL-F|
|Vesta Pro (PCVC675K & PCVC680K)||UWAT-F|
|ToUcam Pro (PCVC740K)||UWAT-F (New version still fits the older 740 model)|
|ToUcam Pro II 840||UWAT-F (Modified 1 Nov 03 to fit both 840 & 740)|
|Philips SPC 900NC (Toucam III)||W900NC-F (New)|
|Creative Webcam Pro EX||UWAT-F|
|Creative Webcam NX Ultra .||UWAT-F|
|IBM PC Camera||UWAT-F|
|iREZ KritterUSB Digital Video Camera Technology||UWAT-F|
|SK-1004 XAC B/W miniature TV||UWAT-F|
|Alaris Quickvideo weeCam||UWAT-F|
|WATEC (C-Mount Video Camera)||UWAC-F|
|Intel PC Deluxe Camera||NOT M12 0.5 Lens - No Adapter|
|Big Picture Camera||NOT M12 Threaded lens fitting - No adapter|
|3 Com Lite||CMOS Camera - NOT an M12 lens fitting. No adapter|
|Unibrain Fire-i web cam||Not M12 Compatable|
Please email me with additional information on camera adapter issues.
QuickCAM B/W with Prototype Adapter which was a bit shorter than the UWAL. If you look closely you will see that the board isn't mounted correctly. Hence the UWAL was developed. Use UWAL if want to use the original case. Vignetting may be an issue. Use the UWAS to get around vignetting issues, however, you will have to modify the front of the original case to allow the adapter to screw into the lens mounting.
Picture of the Vesta Pro PCVC - Screw the UWAS in where the lens went. Use caution since the metal case threads can damage the adapter threads if you cross threaded the adapter.
Picture of the ToUCam Pro. This has become a very popular camera for Astro use. Unfortunately the UWAS adapter would not fit the very stylish case design. So I decided to make another version of the adapter (UWAT-F). This adapter was modified 1 Nov 03 so that it would also fit the new ToUcam Pro II 840 camera. So the UWAT-F adapter now fits both the 740 and 840 models. Older UWAT-F adapters won't fit the 840 unfortunately.
The original UWAT-F adapter doesn't fits the new Philips SPC 900NC camera. The step on the lens thread mount was slightly to large in diameter to fit inside the lens recess plus the mounting thread is too far back inside the case. But to close to use the UWAL-F adapter. So I have had to make a new adapter for this camera. The W900NC-F adapter fits the SPC900NC camera.
Phillips Toucam III or SPC 900NC
Look here for lens removal procedures: http://www.robertreeves.com/900NC.htm
Philips ToUcam Pro II 840 camera
The original ToUcam
740 Series Camera- Lens removed and adapter - Note the gap between adapter UWAS
The UWAT adapter neck fits down inside the recessed section
Here is the New UWAT-F Adapter with the ToUcam. The flange on the adapter fits against the case inside the depressed section near the threads. Gives a very stable mounting.
The 3Com Home connect camera will fit a UWAL, UWAL-9 or UWAL-F adapter. The lens can be un-screwed and the adapter screwed in without any additional modification to the camera.
This is the wireless camera that is so effectively marketed on the internet. Note is has a CMOS sensor so isn't that great for astronomy. However, the wireless aspect may make it useful for lunar or solar imaging.
and inside it is something like
Joseph Powel provided some pictures of the QC Pro 3000 having the UWAL-F adapter fitted. The UWAL also fits the QC Pro 4000 camera.
If you decide to perform this mod yourself, you do this at your own risk. I take no responsibility for damage incurred to anyone's CAM or PC. Neither does Joseph
|Screw in UWAL-F|
Don't touch the CCD. Make sure the adapter doesn't touch the CCD
|Put it back together|
|Screw in the screw|
|Start Imaging the Universe|
Creative Webcam NX Ultra use UWAT-F
The Unibrain Fire-i web cam uses an M10 * 1mm lens mounting thread. The small diameter of the thread means that any webcam adapter restricts the light path causing vignetting of the image. Although the camera is potentially very good given its high data rates the vignetting caused by the standard lens mount doesn't enable the potential to be exploited. To use this camera you will need to modify the lens mounting system and create a custom 1.25" adapter.