“All Sky meteorite camera build under 150$.
My friend Jani made a program to capture night sky events with cheap Raspberry Pi hardware. Now the program is out of beta and new version supports all Raspberry Pi versions and camera modules. So i build my first All Sky camera prototype using Raspberry Pi 4 and 13.2 megapixels Raspberry Pi HQ camera with some 180 lens.
My goal was to build fully automated high quality night sky / meteorite camera with temperature control inside dome.
After some days of testing with one Raspberry Pi 4 and Meteotux PI. I added a second Raspberry Pi 3+ and V2 color camera with relay controller hat and temperature sensor. Temperature is monitored inside dome and if weather gets cold relays turn heat resistors on. This is done with python script that runs on Raspberry Pi 3+.
Both Raspberry PI’s run with Raspberry PI OS lite. They are automated to run Meteotux PI when sunset and stop when sunrise. This is done with basic Python script that uses Python3 suntime library. Images are saved to ~/meteotuxpi/images/ and after images are ready at the morning they are moved to NAS storage with wlan+sftp.
Meteotux PI doesn’t take videos but it generates stacked images that wont lose any frames captured directly from camera.
You can for example take one image in every 10 minutes, that one image then contains every single frame (from 0s to 10min) from the camera and program stacks them together in one image. And keep taking those whole night without losing any frames.”