Eclipses on Google Earth

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Eclipses on Google Earth

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As a Mac user, I have only just been able to use Google Earth and I begin to understand the hype surrounding it. (The Mac version requires Tiger, OS 10.4, by the way). Eclipse chasers will be interested in these links that overlay the paths of solar eclipses.
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May I ask, also as a Mac user, are there any good webcams for imaging and appropariate software for the Mac. I have an iMac, but might get an iBook instead of a laptop if such astrophotography gear was available.

Thanks in advance

Phil Rice

PS My mac has never let me down, unlike my previous PCs. :lol:
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You can use various webcams with the Mac. I've got a TouCam Pro though I've not used it for a while. To help you use it I would recommend the excellent planetarium program EquinoX - it is available as shareware but you need the very reasonably priced full version to operate a webcam. It will also drive your telescope.
There is also a stacking shareware program similar to Registax with the rather unwieldy but informative name of Keith's Image Stacker.
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Thanks Paul
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Phil,

Install the Macam drivers. It's an open source package and supports many webcams which PC users use. You'll be able to use the famous Toucam with these drivers:

http://webcam-osx.sourceforge.net/

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