The Chile AllSky Camera is a special low-light camera that captures a 180° field-of-view of the skies above the observatory. It runs 24hrs and is ideal to check sky conditions that may affect imaging. The time-lapse from it is regularly updated and makes it easy to identify haze. You can also use it to capture the constellations, the Milky Way, meteors whizzing across the sky, as well as the International Space Station and other satellites as they pass over the observatory.
|Nominal Focal Ratio:||f/2.8|
|Slooh Designation Code:||C0-PUCAS-2.8|
|CCD Chip:||Sony Color 1/3" Super HAD CCD II|
|Full Frame Download:||0.13 seconds|
|Exposure Range:||0.001 - 3600 seconds|
|Image Scale:||1012 arcseconds/pixel (0.28 degrees/pixel)|
|North Angle:||0° (North-Up, East-Left)|
|Angular Size:||180° x 140° (Field-Of-View)|
The Chile AllSky Camera is located 25-meters (80ft) to the south of the dome. The other white structures visible are the university's large roll-off-roof observatory and museum buildings.