The SkyEye2 All-Sky Camera is the latest version of Interactive Astronomy’s all-sky camera that records high quality images and creates time-lapse videos of the night sky.
Exposure times are user adjustable from 1 second to 60 seconds or can be placed in automatic mode. Dark frame calibration is available for long period exposures. Resulting images can be saved and viewed as still frames or combined and rendered into video format and uploaded to the web with the included software.
The SkyEye2camera has a moderated field of view to minimize image distortion. The camera comes with a high quality, f/2.0 2.6mm, lens from Sunex. This lens produces a 180 x 120 degree field of view. This provides a field that nearly covers the entire chip from corner to corner. An adjustable lens shade also provides additional masking in the corners of the chip to block any stray lighting, if needed.
The system includes a full-featured software suite for capturing and analyzing images. SkyEye2 Capture is a multi-threaded application featuring full camera and exposure control, automatic start/stop, ftp client as well as automated video rendering in popular video formats. The SkyEye2 Capture program can also be used to review previously captured frames, create custom movies and detect anomalies in recorded frames.
The SkyEye2 All-Sky Camera specifications include:
– 6.3 megapixel color camera with Sony STARVIS SMOS sensor
– 3072 x 2048 pixels, 2.4 uM pixel size
– Very low noise
– USB 3.0 Interface
– Weather-proof housing
– Integrated dew heater
– Automatic dusk/dawn operation
– Built-in FTP client
– Video rendering in most popular formats
Interactive Astronomy includes a page on their website which offers direct live feeds from a number of SkyEye2 users from across the globe including the United States, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Thailand and more.
You can learn more about the SkyEye2 All-Sky Camera here.
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