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Sky camera Long-term continuous operation type Cable extension up to 20m Lens exchange type

Sky camera Long-term continuous operation type Cable extension up to 20m Lens exchange type

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Meteor observation can be automatic. No more missed opportunities in cold winter or bad weather. Continuous long-term operation is also possible. Not only meteors and large fireballs, but also satellites, UFOs, lightning, earthquake clouds, etc. can be recorded.

*We recommend resetting the PC once a week because continuous operation for a long period of time may cause the PC to stop due to memory ERROR. A large-capacity storage device is required.

In addition to shooting in suburban areas, the IMX291 with its high infrared sensitivity captures from visible light to the infrared burst range of meteors, making it possible to capture meteors even on nights when there is light pollution, such as in large cities or when there is a full moon.

Provided is the Sky Camera only; PC malfunctions are outside the warranty policy.

StarWorks All Weather Sky Camera, 24 hours automatic, captures meteors, lightning, earthquake clouds, paranormal phenomena, UFOs, aircraft, and satellites. It can be mounted on a tripod using the Arca-Swiss standard, so it can be used both as a mobile camera and as a fixed camera on rooftops. The camera angle is flexible, and lenses from 1.4mm to 60mm can be used. The camera can also be placed on the Arca-Swiss rail and mount, and the angle can be freely determined. The standard model has 127 degrees, 4mm, and F2.0 as standard equipment, and the price for one set is ¥48,000.
The price is 1/3 to 1/4 of other companies' conventional products with 3 times higher image quality and 0.0001 Lux ultra high sensitivity (IMX291). USB cable can be extended up to 20m. ORION recommends HANDYAVI, which is officially certified by ORION, as the shooting software. Due to its high sensitivity, it is possible to photograph meteors even with inexpensive lenses with dark f-numbers. The advantage of not forcing a brighter lens is that there is less aberration.

Sky cameras have cost more than 200,000 yen in Japan, and even ORION's sky camera costs about 130,000 yen in its home country, but despite its high price, it is not versatile because the lens is not interchangeable. Also, there is no such thing as a high quality, high pixel camera these days, so we have tried to make a 0.0001 lux ultra-sensitive camera commercially available using the IMX291, which is equivalent to HD high definition.

The greatest feature of this camera is that the lens can be freely interchangeable and the angle can be freely changed. The dome barrier is acrylic, so it has a hardness similar to glass, and even after years of use, it will not discolor like ORION. It is also replaceable in case of damage.

We received a user review from KS in Kagawa, Japan. Thank you very much.
I was surprised to see so many different things in the picture. I am surprised at how many different things are captured in the images. I am not sure if they are airplanes, satellites, meteors, or something else, but I will research this from now on, although it will require some trial and error for efficient use. Thank you very much for this very interesting material.

Sample images from Youtube by Mr. SK of Tokushima

This is a sample image of StarWorks recommended fisheye lens posted on YouTube by Mr. SK of Tokushima, Japan. f/1.6, 2.5mm diagonal field of view is 190 degrees. There are some inexpensive CS-mount fisheye lenses for around 5,000 yen, but they have too much aberration to be used for security purposes, but not for astronomical purposes.
This lens, which we tested a number of lenses and determined to be the least expensive one we could sell, is sold at other stores in Japan for about 25,000-28,000 yen and has the same performance as a 50,000 yen class fisheye from FUJINON. We usually sell it for 15,000 yen on Yahoo!
KS is also very satisfied with it because the Pleiades were nicely resolved at such a super wide angle." and received a good evaluation.
Please play the YouTube setting in high quality HD to see it.

Click here↓ for sample images↓.

Night time lapse

Daytime time-lapse

Earlier in the day, Mr. AM in Hiroshima captured a stunning fireball.
This is a fireball of the Pisces meteor shower that I was able to capture early this morning.
I am happy that I was able to get a good one.
I took measures to prevent lens reflection. Thank you for your advice.

Performance Comparison
Dome barrier Acrylic Transparent plastic
Lens Standard accessory 4㎜ Field of view 117 degrees
f2.5㎜ Diagonal angle 190 degrees Fisheye
1.4㎜, 180 degree field of view
Lens mount CS mount Interchangeable lens
Camera IMX291 Color MTV-52KBH Color
Camera Heads All Arca Swiss standard
360 degree mount & mount slide rail
Slide rail system depending on lens length
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Pixels 1920X1080 768X434
Maximum Sensitivity 0.0001lux 0.01lux
Connection method USB, signal booster built-in
Max. 20m
Separate video capture board required
AD conversion 12Bit 8Bit
Frame rate 30fps 30fps

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Motion Surveillance & Time Lapse

motion-surveillance & time-lapse
installation method Arca Swiss tripod mount
fixed horiz
ontally, ambidextrous
Tripod screw mount
fixed horizontally, dual-use
Supported OS Windows 7/8/10 Windows 7/8/10
Warranty period 2 years 1 year

The barrier dome has a hardness similar to glass. Please be careful not to damage it. If it is damaged, it can be replaced (¥7000 at cost).
Optional fisheye lens F1.6 f2.5㎜ is also available. Price ¥15,000

Price JPY48,000 Price ¥130,000 Home country price
Information on photography software】
In order to photograph meteors, a motion monitoring photography function is necessary, but since a part of the meteor will be cut off after the trigger is activated, a prerecord function is necessary. If you use the prerecord function, you can capture the entire meteor stream instantly. If you want to capture meteor trails, you can also specify the number of seconds. Moreover, since only meteors are captured, it consumes almost no hard disk space.

Currently, the software that can be downloaded from the NET is:

So, if you look overseas, there is a free software called HANDYAVI (free for 30 days, $60 for permanent license) that is officially adopted for all sky cameras by ORION, Inc. in the U.S.A. This software can be tested. We tested with this software and obtained very good results in the meteor shooting mode. It is useful because it can easily and automatically extract meteor parts from the video. There are shooting modes dedicated to time-lapse and meteors.

Please use Google's browser translation.
There is a detailed explanation of how to use in tutorial. You can read it in Japanese by right-clicking on the page, so I think it is easy to understand.
The camera also has strong sensitivity to infrared rays, so even in urban areas, it captures the near-infrared rays when meteors burst, and it can capture meteors well even in fairly bright skies or on a full moon.
In urban areas, the background stars do not show up as well as they do in the countryside, but in urban areas, if the JPG image extracted from the movie is contrasted using Photoshop, etc., the stars will also show up quite well.
(Please set the sensitivity to manual, not automatic, and use the slider to adjust the visibility.)
If you have any questions, please contact us anytime.
① Time lapse is possible.
② Meteors are captured as one-shot movies, so the storage capacity is reduced.
2) Thumbnail images of files in which meteors are shot are automatically created, so it is easy to find them.
3) There is a function to find the meteor part from a movie file.
(4) You can freely set the time range of shooting from before to after the appearance of meteors, so you don't miss meteor trails, etc.

is a live software that can be used with Windows 10, but it can also take pictures of meteors. It has a timer function so you can automate the shooting time.


For long-term unattended observations, it is important to remove moisture from the inside of the dome case. Please add a dehumidifier such as for closets. Because of its large capacity, the dome can be used continuously without maintenance for 6 months to 1 year.

After rain, for example, water droplets will form on the dome. Automotive glass coating wax will repel water droplets well. To prevent fogging, we recommend the use of automotive "Cleanview" on the inside of the dome.

The case is waterproof polycarbonate, so it will not deteriorate under UV light and can be left outdoors for decades. If the dome gets scratched, polish it with Picard. It will return to a beautiful transparency.

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