Last night was one of those rare nights where I could actually see Jupiter through the clouds. Of course most stars were completely invisible, but I'll take whatever I can get.
Here's the setup. I used a Philips Toucam webcam with my robotized Great Polaris, extra counterweights to balance the C9.25, and a jury-rigged (masking taped!) electric focuser. I was using QCFocus for focusing and capture, and Registax for stacking.
I had to add three 2.75-pound weights on the standard Vixen counterweight bar.
Here's a closer view of the extremely stone-age electric focuser; coupling the motor gear to the C9.25 focuser shaft was "implemented" with masking tape.
And the best image of Jupiter that I could get. This was at prime focus (no barlow lens) at f/10:
The morning after, I was able to improvise an extended counterweight bar, using a length of M16 threaded rod. With this extended shaft, I was able to dispense completely with the additional barbell weights. I'll buy one more and exercise my arms so as not to waste the weights.
I also improved the electric focuser with a mounting bracket that doesn't look like it came from a junk pile.
And here's the big scope and small scope. Our living room is a bigger nerd haven than Leonard and Sheldon's..