Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

stargazine_ep25_banner.thumb.jpg.9e57eee22cad68fd6b67a87befeaa79b.jpg

Sign in to follow this  
kev

Observatory Monitoring...

Recommended Posts

Hi All

Ive had what may or may not be an original idea whilst working out ways to monitor my pond, but it also works for observatories and other bits too.

If you have a PC running in the facility, then you can add a webcam to monitor it, load skype, set it to auto answer - with a video call, You can then make a skype call from your home pc, or iphone etc, to check on it. Eg did I really close up ....

Ive also found a peice of software that will allow multiple cameras into skype.. so you cold get eg a view inside, outside, and of the general area.

Just a thought for anyo9ne interested!

Seasons greetings

kev

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a pond and observatory on the same site! No, I didn't build my obsy in a pond but the area I dug out for the foundations of the obsy is now a pond! :( I've renameed my obsy "The Ark" :D

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi All

Ive had what may or may not be an original idea whilst working out ways to monitor my pond, but it also works for observatories and other bits too.

If you have a PC running in the facility, then you can add a webcam to monitor it, load skype, set it to auto answer - with a video call, You can then make a skype call from your home pc, or iphone etc, to check on it. Eg did I really close up ....

Ive also found a peice of software that will allow multiple cameras into skype.. so you cold get eg a view inside, outside, and of the general area.

Just a thought for anyo9ne interested!

Seasons greetings

kev

You leave a PC in your observatory all the time? Wow, you're a brave man!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You could also use a Raspeberry PI as a CCTV system, very low cost and can be well hidden :)

Check out the PI forums for some how-to's.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Abhinav
      should I modify a logitech Webcam for planetary imaging or get that svbony 105 planetary camera. I don't know the image quality svbony camera . If the Svbony camera is better than a modified Webcam please tell me
    • By Abhinav
      which webcam is best for planetary imaging under 25 USD . If you have experience of any webcam for planetary work please help me out 
       
    • By Dazzyt66
      I guess a year or so ago I bought one of these from Amazon:
      https://www.amazon.co.uk/Andoer-Webcam-Camera-Desktop-Computer/dp/B00CDJKNNK
      Today (finally) I decided to try it with my ST80 and Sharpcap. Wow! The images I got back from it after removing the lens and adding an old ep barrel were good (on a terrestrial test) with really clear images. Just need a cloud free night now to try it out!
      This camera comes apart by undoing 4 screws and with a slight mod to the silver trim and some glue it was a real easy job. If it returns some good planetary pics I’ll be well impressed for £2.99!!

    • By Jayjaymasterman
      Hi I have set up a webcam for my telescope.
       
      The problem I have is on my laptop the view is a small circle due to the tunneling effect.
       
      It' that small it' hard to see on my laptop.
       
      Is there a way to fix this or is it a case of cropping/zooming once I've taken a image.
       
      As you can se from my pic I've just aimed at a light in the house and this is how big my pic is on screen 

    • By Adaaam75
      Members,
      Trying to get my head around imaging with a DSLR and read that a WEBCAM is actually better for planetary targets due to file size and weight therefore, can I hypothetically use a DSLR afocally but on the record video setting and still separate the frames afterwards, edit and stack? Or would they be too large?
      9.25 AVX with Canon 550d Rebel2.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.