ALPHEA allsky camera
ALPHEA Allsky Camera Monochrome or Color – 6 Weeks Lead Time
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ALPHEA Allsky Camera Monochrome or Color – 6 Weeks Lead Time

$2,499.00$3,499.00

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The Alphea allsky camera is the best option for an amateur astronomer who is looking to keep an eye on their nigh sky to keep their equipment safe from dangerous weather. Its high images quality and wide field of view allow the capture of slow objects such as satellite trails or Aurora as as well as fast one including fireballs.

 

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The purpose of the all-sky camera is to perform  All or Full Sky surveillance of the night or day sky, continuously. These systems make it observe the sky for different purposes like:

  • Aerospace
  • Agricultural
  • Astronomical
  • Defense and military
  • Weather sciences

It is possible to assess, in real-time, the night sky quality, and to record fast phenomena (meteors and fireballs) or slower (satellites, rockets, noctilucent clouds, zodiacal light, aurora, airglow ….).

This color or monochrome all sky camera can be used for different applications such as recording:

  • meteors and fireballs
  • satellite passes
  • rockets
  • noctilucent clouds
  • zodiacal light
  • aurora
  • airglow

We have Prepared a webpage with a selection of live Alpha and Omega live feeds: click here

Professional and Scientific Recommendations

  • For more professional observatories, defense and military applications, we recommend the Omea all-sky camera
  • For advanced scientific applications, we highly recommend the EUDA all-sky camera

 

Available Alphea Allsy Camera Variants

Six cameras type are proposed to accommodate customer requirements

Name Sensor Fisheye circle
“Illuminated” pixels
Detector resolution Field of view Pixel Scale Daylight
imaging
ALPHEA 6ML Monochrome 4.5 Million pixels 3100 x 2100 pixels 180° x 130° 3.3 arcmin/pix Yes
ALPHEA 6CL Color 4.5 Million pixels 3100 x 2100 pixels 180° x 130° 3.3 arcmin/pix Yes
ALPHEA 6MW Monochrome 2.7 Million pixels 3100 x 2100 pixels 180° x 180° 5.4 arcmin/pix Yes
ALPHEA 6CW Color 2.7 Million pixels 3100 x 2100 pixels 180° x 180° 5.4 arcmin/pix Yes
ALPHEA 3MW Monochrome 5.5 Million pixels 3000 x 3000 pixels 180° x 180° 3.3 arcmin/pix Yes
ALPHEA 3CW Color 5.5 Million pixels 3000 x 3000 pixels 180° x 180° 3.3 arcmin/pix Yes

Specifications

Feature Description
Field of view 180° x 180 ° or 180° x 130°
See the images above to assess this performance
Camera resolution ALPHEA 6xx – 3100 x 2100 (6 million pixels)  2.4 x 2.4 µm pixel
ALPHEA 3xx – 3000 x 3000 (9 million pixels)  2.4 x 2.4 µm pixel
All Backside illuminated CMOS sensor (BSI) Ultra low readout noise.
No mechanical shutter ALPHA 6xx/3xx: rolling shutter
ADC resolution ALPHEA 6xx : 14 bits         ALPHEA 3xx :12 bits
Video stream (USB 2.0)  ALPHA 6xx : 7 fps and ALPHA 3xx :3 fpsAVI output or snap image mode
Exposure time From 32µs to many hours of exposure (all-sky mode, typically 30s to 60s)
Gain Variable (from 1e- / ADU down to 0.05 e- / ADU)
Gamma Tunable +50 units to -50 units
Cooling Passive from camera body dissipation, no active cooling
Image download time < 20 ms
Control software ALCOR SYSTEM Windows AllSky software supplied at no additional costs, SDK on request
Operating system Windows (Seven, 8, 10)  32 & 64bitsLinux (contact us, SDK available)
To PC interface USB 2.0 / 20 m length cable, perfectly reliable operation. Ethernet link on request.
Top dome heater Manual enable/disable operation from the user, some watts are injected to remove dew.
Power supply PC powered, 24V and 0.1A
Filter wheel None
Daylight imaging ALPHA 6xx/3xx Capable
Auto-iris None, fixed F/1.6 lens
Day operation possible with ALPHA 6xx/3xx with lowest gain and exposure time (32µs)
Focus adjustment None, factory-tuned
Other information Tight to bad weather conditions (rain/snow), anodized aluminum casing, acrylic dome, watertight connectors / IP67 protection
Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 125mm diameter, 120 mm height
Operating temperature range from -40°C to +45°C

Downloads

  • Alphea allsky camera user manual: download

Additional information

Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 12 × 12 in

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Brent Bowen

I highly recommend this Allsky camera! It has an amazingly well built camera housing - it couldn't be better! The software is much more advanced than I expected & still only took a couple minutes to setup. There are tons of options - all the standard setting & tons of other amazing options - they've thought of everything! A few notable features I like: star counting, auto AVI creation, ability to host camera view on a personal website, embed image status info on the images, ability to link to a cloud sensor, manual or automatic exposure settings, ability to create and removed dark frames and/or hot pixels, and much more. Also, Hyperion Astronomy offers some great personalized support - by email, text or phone.

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    I highly recommend this Allsky camera! It has an amazingly well built camera housing – it couldn’t be better! The software is much more advanced than I expected & still only took a couple minutes to setup. There are tons of options – all the standard setting & tons of other amazing options – they’ve thought of everything! A few notable features I like: star counting, auto AVI creation, ability to host camera view on a personal website, embed image status info on the images, ability to link to a cloud sensor, manual or automatic exposure settings, ability to create and removed dark frames and/or hot pixels, and much more. Also, Hyperion Astronomy offers some great personalized support – by email, text or phone.

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