The observatory allsky camera is based on a ZWO ASI 178 MC camera & Fujinon HF1.8HB-L1 fisheye lens.
The camera is a color type, but the software is not capable of debayering the raw file on the fly yet, so you’ll see a black & white picture. The picture is updated every 5 minutes.
In automatic mode, the camera will run from 16.30h. to 07.30h.. In that case no actual daytime picture is shown here. Sometimes I’ll run the camera in daytime manually, just to see what’s happening and the daytime picture will be up to date. Whenever available, daytime pictures can be really dark since it’s shaded to it’s “nightvision” balanced algorithms.
Early 2017, during a trip to Northern Norway, I took the allsky camera out on one of the evenings to spot Aurora Borealis. At peak activity that night, it shows a dramatic view of the Northern Lights at the sky above us.
This is a timelapse of 5 seconds of exposure for each frame. The video is slowed down at 50%. At 25 frames per second and a duration of 33 seconds, this spans about 35 minutes.
The camera was positioned on top of a small hill but you can still see the lights of cars passing by on the road below.