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Old 21-01-2024, 09:21 AM
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Meteor cam

I'm considering installing a camera on my roof to record the skies 24/7, but not as a live stream (ie no connection to the internet whatsoever). Would any webcam do? I'm hoping to be able to capture bright meteors and the changing skies, but nothing in too much detail. Just for fun
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Old 21-01-2024, 08:48 PM
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You'll need a low light camera, something like a GStar.
Try this software (UFO Capture) for meteor capture, it's very good
http://sonotaco.com/e_index.html
Here are some results my my GStar / UFO Capture setup
http://www.gco.org.au/meteorwatch/
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Old 22-01-2024, 08:38 AM
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You should also consider GMN... (software is free).

You don't have to be on internet (except for s/w updates) but it is advisable because you can monitor events from remote location.
The system runs on Raspberry Pi (Linux).. Windows version is available as well but with some limitations (for now, I think).


https://globalmeteornetwork.org/
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Old 22-01-2024, 01:52 PM
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You'll need a low light camera, something like a GStar.
Try this software (UFO Capture) for meteor capture, it's very good
http://sonotaco.com/e_index.html
Here are some results my my GStar / UFO Capture setup
http://www.gco.org.au/meteorwatch/
Seen anything unusual, Greg? I'm fascinated by the UAP topic

edit: from your link.. what the heck is this?!
https://sonotaco.com/sample/etc/M20031009_185516.wmv
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Old 28-02-2024, 12:57 PM
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Seen anything unusual, Greg? I'm fascinated by the UAP topic

edit: from your link.. what the heck is this?!
https://sonotaco.com/sample/etc/M20031009_185516.wmv



It's either an alien freighter or Starlink satellite network.
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Old 28-02-2024, 08:41 PM
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Probably the Nostromo.....
Nothing else unusual sighted, I was hoping to catch some sort of UAP, but alas.......
I've also spent a lot of time looking at 1420 Mhz for signals at the Hydrogen line, but... also nothing.
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I have one of these on order:


https://shop.ecowitt.com/en-au/collections/camera


I'll advise what they are like when I get it installed.


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Old 28-03-2024, 03:27 PM
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FWIW I have installed my two Ecowitt HP10 weather cams, and the verdict is they are of no use for astro work. Not sensitive enough. As a daylight weather cam, they are fine. At $45 each I can't complain, but I thought it might be worth a test for astro/aurora work.


So now you know.


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