All Sky Camera

Hardware:

An old QHY 5L-ii-M with a 1.55mm F2 lens.

Dew heater

Acrylic dome

Raspberry Pi 4B 4GB

GPIO 4 relay pcb

Focus drive - Small geared dc motor and plastic gear kit from Amazon

Plastic Box - Amazon

12V to 5V voltage converters - Amazon

Server Software:

Indigo Sky 

Client Software

AllSkEye runs on Windows 10

Indigo Dashboard runs on Mac

Indigo AstroImager runs on Mac

A description of the conception and build can be found in my blog here.

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This is one of my first captures. 10 second exposure. Orion is clear as is Cassiopeia. On my computer screen I can even make out the Milky Way. Not bad for a light polluted location! Nice meteor trail too.

-2020-11-19T00-12-15-303





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