Read more about Aspect Ration conversion HERE.
Original, uncorrected image of the wrong aspect ratio:
Image scaled up during correction:
Image scaled down during correction:
Remounting the board camera in a project box.
I decided to mount the camera without any of the lens housing, and with a C/CS mount on the outside of the project box. The advantage of this is that a 2" adapter can be used if required, and the chip is unfiltered. The disadvantage is that the chip is more exposed, and with a project box that is not black, light can enter through the walls of the box. This is not usually a problem as vastly more light comes from the subject than through the box walls.
The circuit board camera
The lens assembly showing the multi-element lens and the IR cut filter at the bottom of the lens thread.
Mounted board showing the sensor
A plug keeps dust off the sensor
A C/CS telescope adapter attached, with a dust cover on the front
Using a two inch adapter
This camera works fine with a USB capture card, which effectively turns it into a powered USB camera.