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Old 07-01-2016, 09:37 PM
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All sky camera

i know there are cheaper ways to go about it but i am pretty happy with how this turned out. both the orion all sky and starlight express oculus are $1300 or more. i was happy to spend a bit of money so as to not make this a serious DIY project. but the combination of a ZWO 120 MC and a security camera dome makes for an extremely high quality alternative and it was 1/4 the price. SharpCap also does everything i need, live view, automatic exposure adjustments, timelapse, video etc.

the dome was purchased from jaycar and is metal with a solid dome. the only issue is i had to put some sealer between the dome and the metal surround in order to make it perfectly weather proof
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