Software to adjust exposure? webcam, astrophotography

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Main Question or Discussion Point

I'd like to use a webcam and take images of the planets directly from my computer but I can't seem to find a software though that let's me adjust the exposure for the live video while it's streaming.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance
 

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You could try ManyCam or SplitCam. Neither are made for what you're wanting to do, but ManyCam will allow you to adjust contrast, lighting, and a few other items. It might help, but may not. Good luck!
 
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Thanks for the advice! Turns out my cam does have it's own software that allows you to adjust brightness, which apparently means exposure. I tested it out on my lamp and it worked. Not sure why it's called brightness and not exposure.
 
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You may want to look harder for other settings. Brightness may not be exposure.
 
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Your avatar is a circuit board... can you program?

You can use the OpenCV API to talk to your camera and tell it to do whatever you want. I'm planning on building a telescope with a camera soon, I've always planned on writing my own software for it.
 

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