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any fisheye is going to be absolutely terrible at night; the apertures in those lenses are teensy tiny.. You'll also want a mechanical iris to protect it from looking directly at the sun most of the day.. If you want to see the stars then you'll want a Starlight, the varifocals have Irises in em, but they are more suited towards Security use and not WebCams so you might not be happy with the white balance/colors in the daytime.
 

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As a test, I will point one of my HDW5231R's to the sky and see what it looks like. Not real concerned with daytime viewing, just night time stuff
 

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That is amazing! Just wish it was a little wider on the low end. May have to get 2 and pano them together. Do you know of any other cams that are of the "ultra starlight" variety that are a little wider?
 

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because of the larger sensor dont let that 4.1mm fool you, its got an 80 degree FOV.. the Eco Starlights have a 97 degree FOV, thats about as good as your gonna get unless you you get a multi-lens panoramic camera >$600-$2000 but those are not the same big sensors in the Ultra, I dont have much stars in the middle of the city but I could not achieve those results w/an Eco
 
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Maybe you are looking for something more astronomical than security-wise? Google "Moonglow" or "Mallincam", they have some interesting models but pricy...
 

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My new Dahua SD49225T-HN 25x video cam towards the southern sky, then speed up the results 20x and 100x showing the stars pass across the night sky.. What are the stationary lights? geosynchronous satellites? Interesting. More to come.


 

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GFM- Thanks for the suggestion.

dalepa-- Nice vids!

I was looking more to capture clouds and storms. Located in a metro area with lots of light pollution. Maybe a "weather cam" would be a better title to the thread.
 
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Sorry about bumping this old thread, but does anyone know how a panorama camera, (e.g. from Dahua), would work during day? We'd like to capture air traffic (birds) in a remote area :)
 
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