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Pointing a camera at the sky
« on: May 29, 2016, 09:25:51 PM »
Hi all.

I did a search on the forum looking for posts relating to cameras but didnt find what I was looking for so here goes.

I have been looking at trying to get a web cam type setup as if you were lating on your back on the ground. I came across http://www.moonglowtech.com/products/AllSkyCam/ which is discontinued but it got me thinking.

Now I dont have endless monies to simply keep buying cameras etc just to try but has anyone had a go with say an (as an example) ip camera or similar with fish eye lens or say a roof mounted 360 lens/camera and turned it upside down?

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Re: Pointing a camera at the sky
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2016, 11:31:09 PM »
maybe check out the bloomsky camera?

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Re: Pointing a camera at the sky
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2016, 05:45:58 AM »
Thanks Brian. Yes I like that. It will do and I will make it happen....

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Re: Pointing a camera at the sky
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2016, 12:02:31 AM »
Hi all.

I did a search on the forum looking for posts relating to cameras but didnt find what I was looking for so here goes.

I have been looking at trying to get a web cam type setup as if you were lating on your back on the ground. I came across http://www.moonglowtech.com/products/AllSkyCam/ which is discontinued but it got me thinking.

Now I dont have endless monies to simply keep buying cameras etc just to try but has anyone had a go with say an (as an example) ip camera or similar with fish eye lens or say a roof mounted 360 lens/camera and turned it upside down?


I made one ,images are using the allskycam software


The camera only works in the day time,  has I wanted to keep the cost
as low as possible

http://www.weather-above.com/video.html


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Re: Pointing a camera at the sky
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2016, 12:03:23 PM »
Michael,

Hope your well.

I really like how you have made your own, I have in the last few days added a dedicated cloud cam, so this is very topical to me as well.

Is this the software you are using http://www.moonglowtech.com/products/AllSkyCam/Support.shtmlV1.2 or would I need something else?

Cheers

Ian
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Re: Pointing a camera at the sky
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2016, 01:19:13 PM »
Thanks Michael. I will check it out as well.

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Re: Pointing a camera at the sky
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2016, 09:16:16 PM »
Michael,

Hope your well.

I really like how you have made your own, I have in the last few days added a dedicated cloud cam, so this is very topical to me as well.

Is this the software you are using http://www.moonglowtech.com/products/AllSkyCam/Support.shtmlV1.2 or would I need something else?

Cheers

Ian

Hi

Yes I am using  the software  from  AllSkyCam

It makes  all the  different images segments views from one domed image 
You  need to have a fisheye lens or a set up like the one I'm using