My current equipment includes a 6" Orion Deep Space Explorer Dobsonian mounted reflector with a black and white Connectix Quickcam modified for astrophotography. I pulled off the lens and IR filter assembly and mounted the remaining circuitboard (and CCD) into a black 35mm film canister with the bottom cut away. The canister fits perfectly into a 1 1/4" focusing tube and the roll lip keeps it from falling in any farther. (pics to come) The quickcam is wired to a laptop on a thinnet (10base-2) LAN with my main machine.
I run Linux on the laptop (and desktop) on a thinnet LAN with my main machine.
My software is the excellent SANE image
aquisition libaries and front-end. Xcam needs a couple more features
to simplify image grabbing from the camera, but it's a well put together package
nonetheless. I've cropped the images manually with
xv if they were screendumps,
created thumbnails with xv's "visual schnauzer", and converted the thumbnails to
jpegs with a tiny bash script:
for f in moon*.jpg; do
xvminitoppm $f | cjpeg > "../t_$f"