Allsky Camera

In 2020 i made an allsky camera using a barebones IMX291 and Raspberry Pi. The daily videos generated by this can be seen here on Youtube. The aim was partly to track weather changes through the year, partly just for fun.

A recent snapshot from the camera is shown below, along with the last night’s startrails stack. During the day the latest view will be in colour though as the camera is extremely sensitive to infrared images aare very pink and I’m adjusting it to a nearer ‘normal’ colour. At night views are in mono.

Click the images for a larger view. North is at the top right corner of the view, East at the bottom right..

The code for the project is available here on GitHub, and is a fork of Thomas Jacquin’s version for an ASI 120MM/MC type camera. I adapted the code to handle the IP camera with its different capabilities.

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