I just bought a color QuickCam VC
(already modified for astronomy by Don Holcombe)
and a low-end laptop to go with it.
I tried it right after I bought it, on 9/8/98, on the moon and Jupiter.
The Jupiter images were disappointing and I didn't upload them
(the auto exposure was too long and I didn't figure out until later
that I needed to change it),
but the moon shots turned out amazingly well considering it was
just a first attempt and I had no idea what I was doing.
These were all taken on a friend's Takahashi FS128 at prime focus.
I didn't do any image processing at all after capturing the images
from the camera.
Later, on 9/28/98, I tried again, using my VX102.
Again the Jupiter images weren't worth uploading (I think the
QuickCam needs more aperture for good Jupiter shots; I'll try
some time with my 6" reflector),
but the moon images were somewhat better:
Ptolemaus, Alphonsus and Arzachel
The Straight Wall
Walter & friends
The bottom left one shows the Straight Wall, but it's hard to see in
the unenhanced image. So I tried some quick enhancement in PaintShop
Pro, to get the image at left. A bit grainy, but quite a bit sharper.