Can't take my eyes off you
tl;dr - At the end of the school year 2021/22 we installed an all-sky camera on the roof of our school building. For over three weeks now the gadget has reliably delivered live images of the day and night sky. Our main goal is to catch some impressive meteors and bolides.
A few weeks ago we were finally able to set an end to a year-long struggle and installed our DIY all-sky camera on the roof of our school building. The first steps of this project were already made back in December 2019, but soon after, the Corona virus made its dreadful appearance on the global stage and the pandemic showed to be a hard-to-shake-off millstone around the neck of the endeavor.
Now, however, we are past the first test phase of the cam and everything seems to run smoothly. Let us get you acquainted with what we have.
|We proudly present our all-sky camera! |
In the image you see the fisheye lens (Fujinon 2.7mm), the video camera (ASI 174MM)
and the Raspberry Pi 4B along with the waterproof housing.
|The cam sits enthroned on an unused air vent on the school's roof. |
The cables are for power supply and network connection.
|One of the most crucial moments of the entire project: |
The virus-proof handing over of the acrylic dome in the midst of the
pandemic (21 April 2020). Johannes Rubner (left) and Christof Wiedemair.
|Live image taken while writing this blog article.|
25 June 2022, 22:39 CEST
Can you spot the Big Dipper?
|Enhanced image made during a clear night (19.05.22) showing the faint band of the|
Milky Way, along with the inescapable light pollution of our hometown Bruneck.
|A 'startrail' image, i.e. the sum of all images of a night.|
|A bright meteor dashing almost right through the zenith. Make a wish!|
|Our all-sky cam is part of a network of similar ones.|
|All-sky image of the 24 June 2022 at 02:10:17 CEST. Exposure time was 25s.|