Homemade all-sky cameras

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Homemade all-sky cameras

Post by pedro » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:13 pm

Check out a few homemade all-sky cameras I use (day & night)

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ALL-SKY CAMERAS

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All-sky camera (Mintron 12V6HC-EX 1/2" CCD Starlight Camera, 4.5mm F/1.4 Computar lens)

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All-Sky-Mirror (Canon 350D)

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All-sky cameras (Mintron 12V6HC-EX 1/2" CCD Starlight Camera, 4.5mm F/1.4 Computar lens + Watec 902H, 4mm F/1.2 Computar TV lens)

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All-sky cameras (Mintron 12V6HC-EX 1/2" CCD Starlight Camera, 4.5mm F/1.4 Computar lens + Watec 902H, 4mm F/1.2 Computar TV lens)

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All-sky-cameras. Watec 902H, Computar lens 3.8mm F/0.8, Watec 902H, fish-eye lens 1.7mm F/2. Homemade all-weather housings
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Re: Homemade all-sky cameras

Post by MapleRidge » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:36 pm

Very impressive set of cameras Pedro :bow

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Re: Homemade all-sky cameras

Post by Derek Klepp » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:47 am

Looks good Pedro that Mintron is what I use for Solar imaging or a version of it.I like the DSLR mirror set up only prob;em here is that it’s too humid.
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Post by pedro » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:45 am

Thanks Derek

You can always heat the mirror. These traffic mirrors are relatively easy to find
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Re: Homemade all-sky cameras

Post by Montana » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:49 am

Great inventions :hamster: all I would need would be some sky to see :lol:
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Post by marktownley » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:05 pm

Nice! What do they all get used for?
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Re: Homemade all-sky cameras

Post by Derek Klepp » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:28 am

Thanks Pedro I,ll keep that in mind.

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Re: Homemade all-sky cameras

Post by Carbon60 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:49 am

Nicely done, Pedro. What software do you run to capture 'events'?

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Re: Homemade all-sky cameras

Post by pedro » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:52 am

Thanks guys

Derek: a fan is all you need to keep the moisture away from the mirror

I use these cameras to control sky conditions when I'm imaging remotely (deep-sky)

During the day one of the cameras is always on to see if the sky clears when it's cloudy. I can go to the observatory and get everything running in about 10min.

Before both cameras where also used to record meteors and fireballs (UFO soft)

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