Euda - The Ultimate Allsky Camera - Made to Order

Alcor SystemSKU: EUDA

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The purpose of these systems is to carry out All or Full Sky (180°x180°) surveillance of the night or day sky, and in a continuous fashion. 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 ....).

Thanks to its high sensitivity, this system can record a very good image quality of the night sky, while producing images of stars that will not be trailed by natural Earth rotation, no star tracking is required.
Here is a PDF file describing how our ALL-SKY camera can be used for (application fields) 
See HERE a real time view of some of our ALL SKY camera running worldwide.
EUDA all sky camera is our high-end camera for profesionnal use, this is an oustanding product that does not have any equivalent elsewhere
- 16 millions pixel monochrome progressive scan detector with 12 bits digitization
- Cooled CMOS sensor minus 30°C from ambiant 
- Digital USB 2.0 output with 20 m cable length
- 185°x185° fisheye field
- Snapshot with long exposure mode
- Active and automatic dome defrost
- Full anodized aluminium casing, water tight box and connectors.
- Embedded 5 position filter wheel (user can choose which filter to integrate, allowing best flexibility)
- Lens auto-iris and focuser remote control

- Daylight imaging with short exposure and iris control

Application fields of this camera are (in a nutshell) :

Astronomy: Cloud cover and transparency map, Robotic telescopes farms, no mobile parts.
-  Free Space Optics (FSO) communication: Cloud cover and transparency map, Site survey, Network architecture design and balancing
Atmospheric studies:  Atmospheric transparency, urban light pollution monitoring, northern lights, passive optical sensing. Network of AllSky camera
Defense: Realtime and passive optical detection for satellite re-entry, planes and drones. Network of camera to cover larger territory
Solar Power: Cloud cover, transparency map, site survey and power production forecasting.



Field of view

185 ° x 185 ° fisheye lens, focal length f=4.5mm f/2.8, 2.9 arcmin per pixel

Factory focused and tilt tuned with respect to the whole CCD field

Camera resolution

4600 x 3550 (16 Mpixels)  3.8 x 3.8 µm pixel monochrome and antiblooming sensor
Camera is not equiped with mechanical shutter

Dynamic range

12 bits

Video stream

2.2 frames per second (USB 2.0)

Exposure time

From 30µs to one hour exposure (all sky mode, typically 25s)


Variable 5 e-/ADU down to 0.1 e-/ADU
Cooling CCD detector cooled, minus 30 degrees from ambiant max

Image download time

0.4 sec max.


Embedded into the lens

Control software

Windows AllSky software supplied at no additionnal costs, SDK on request

Operating system

Windows (Seven, 8, 10)  32 & 64bits

Linux (contact us, SDK available)

To PC interface

USB 2.0 / 20 m length cable, perfectly reliable operation. Ethernet link on request.

Top dome heater

Automatic dome defrost based on external sensor
(18W to 36W depending on weather conditions / place)

Power supply

24V / 3.5A
Dome BK7 Glass optical dome.
Filter wheel 5 positions   31.75 mm filters, up to user to choose which filter to install (Grism can also be put)
Daylight imaging Possible thanks to camera embedded memory and 30 µs exposure time
Auto-iris From F2.8 to F16, remote control + automatic setting in Software
Focus adjustement Possible, from remote software control, auto filter thickness focus shift compensation

Other informations

Tight to bad weather condtions (rain/snow), anodized aluminium casing, acrylic dome, water tight connectors  /  IP68 protection


9.5 kg


197mm diameter to 250 mm height

Operating temperature range

from -40°C to +45°C

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