OMEA - All Sky Camera
Ordering information :
Please contact us for information and pricing concerning this camera.    
The purpose of these systems is to carry out All or Full Sky 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.
See HERE a real time view of some of our ALL SKY camera running worldwide. 
Here is a PDF file describing how our ALL-SKY camera can be used for (application fields) 
OMEA 3x/6x Camera (right side as square shape is temperature and moisture sensor)
OMEA water tight connectors : USB, POWER and External SENSOR

Parameter

Value

Field of view

180° x  130 ° (OMEA 6x)
180° x 180° (OMEA 3x, OMEA 5x and OMEA 8x)
Wavelength range : 350 to 750 nm (IR cut filter)

Factory focused and tilt tuned with respect to the whole image sensor field.

Camera resolution

3100 x 2100 (OMEA 3x & 6x) 2.4 µm pixel size (Rolling shutter)
4600 x  3500 (OMEA 8x) 3.8 µm pixel size (Rolling shutter)
5500 x  3600 (OMEA 5x) 2.4 µm pixel size (Rolling shutter)

All monochrome or color, progressive scan, anti-blooming sensor.

ADC resolution

14 bits for OMEA 3x and 6x, 12 bits for other cameras

Video stream


ALL Cameras have video stream capabilities

AVI file stream can be created


OMEA 8x & 5x  : 2.5 fps USB 2.0 - 15 fps USB 3.0

OMEA 3x & 6x  : 6.5 fps USB 2.0 - 30 fps USB 3.0
e is disabled for cooled camera !

Exposure time

From 32µs to one hour exposure (All-Sky mode, typically 20s to 75s)

Gain

Variable, Logarithmic mode from 30x to 10000x
Dome Acrilic dome
BK7 Glass optical dome : on request

Image download time

OMEA 8x & 5x : 400ms Max

OMEA 3x & 6x : 150 ms Max

Auto-iris

Only OMEA 8x, other models do not have this feature.
Remote re-focusing Only OMEA 8x, other models do not have this feature.
Image Sensor Cooling Only OMEA 8x and OMEA 5x have image sensor cooling capacity, other cameras do not have these features.

Control software

ALCOR SYSTEM's  All Sky software supplied at no additionnal costs.

Operating system

Windows 32&64 bits (Seven and 10)

Linux (contact us)  SDK available

To PC interface

USB 2.0 + 20 m length cable, perfectly full time reliable operation.  Ethernet link on request.


USB 3.0 + 15 m length cable, on request (this has added value only in video stream mode)

Top dome heater

Automatic dome defrost based on provided external temperature and humidity sensors.

User tunable heating power from 18W to 36W

Power supply

24V / 3A (Power supply provided)

Other informations

Enduring bad weather condtions (rain/snow), anodized aluminium casing, acrylic dome, water tight connectors  and body /  IP67 protection

Weight

3.5 kg , OMEA 8x is 4.5 kg

Dimensions

OMEA 8/5 : Ø130mm x 270 mm, other is Ø130mm x 210 mm height, three holes for mast attachment.

Operating temperature range

from -35°C to +45°C
Compared to our competitors, this product produces image with 4 to 6 times more resolution, lens tilt with respect to CCD is factory tuned, system totaly tight (both housing) to insects intrusion, water, automatic dome heater system, far more advanced software, image time transfert is very short (video stream can be achevied)... and much more... please do not hesitate to ask us technical questions.
All parts are made of anodized aluminium, water tight by o'rings seals, automatic dome heater located at dome's base allow to warm up the acrylic dome in order to remove frost and icing, to preserve good image quality.
The camera needs a PC, located at 20m from it and dedicated software (provided) to transfert data into it, a small PC like  ZOTAC/NUC is sufficient to operate the camera. Our company can supply these PCs, please contact us.
The OMEA camera is out flagship camera that embeds a dome heating system, based on environment humidity and temperature.
OMEA Camera in Australia, looking at southern skies
OMEA Camera in Finland, recording Northern lights, please click to get video (XVID codec required)
Name Sensor Fisheye circle
"Illuminated" pixels
Detector resolution Field of view Pixel Scale Daylight
imaging
OMEA 6M Monochrome 4.5 Million pixels 3100 x 2100 pixels 180° x 130° 3.3 arcmin/pix Yes
OMEA 6C Color 4.5 Million pixels 3100 x 2100 pixels 180° x 130° 3.3 arcmin/pix Yes
OMEA 3M Monochrome 2.9 Million pixels 3100 x 2100 pixels 180° x 180° 5.4 arcmin/pix Yes
OMEA 3C Color 2.9 Million pixels 3100 x 2100 pixels 180° x 180° 5.4 arcmin/pix Yes
OMEA 5M Monochrome 10 Million pixels 5500 x 3650 pixels 180° x 180° 3.0 arcmin/pix Yes
OMEA 5C Color 10 Million pixels 5500 x 3650 pixels 180° x 180° 3.0 arcmin/pix Yes
OMEA 8M Monochrome 8.8 Million pixels 4600 x 3520 pixels 180° x 180° 2.9 arcmin/pix Yes
OMEA 8C Color 8.8 Million pixels 4600 x 3520 pixels 180° x 180° 2.9 arcmin/pix Yes
Fireball with OMEA Camera in ATACAMA Desert at SpaceObs, thanks to A.Maury  (Link to the full video)
For custom designs, camera with global shutter, or any camera, please contact us, our company can supply any solution you need.
OMEA 6M/6C
OMEA 6M image sample, field of view is 180°x150°
OMEA 6C image sample
OMEA 3M/3C
OMEA 8M/8C
WEATHER STATION OPTIONNAL MODULE
An optionnal module, attached to this camera, can be supplied to measure a wide range of weather parameters as :
Wind speed
Wind direction
Pressure
By default, all cameras model records two basic external weather parameters: relative humidity and external temperature.
Internal relative humidity and camera temperature are recorded.
OMEA 8C image sample, click on the image to get full resolution 3300x3300 pixels, this camera combines high resolution, and full 180°x180°
35 sec exposure - click image to get full res. 
35 sec exposure - click image to get full res. 
OMEA 3M image sample, resolution is lesser than OMEA 6x, but field of view is 180° x 180°
35 sec exposure - click image to get full res. 
OMEA 3M image sample
35 sec exposure - click image to get full res. 
All weather data is recorded in readable file for archive and site statistics.
OMEA 8M image sample, click on the image to get full resolution 3300x3300 pixels 
OMEA 8x camera embeds cooled sensor cameras, remote controlled auto iris and remote focusing adjustements.
plus relative external humidity and temperature.
Other images and applications
Specifications
Camera support can be supplied (picture below), so that to minimize time for installation. This is an optionnal feature. Please ask for it, if needed.
PRODUCT DOCUMENTATION
OMEA 8x Camera (right side as square shape is temperature and moisture sensor)
35 sec exposure - click image to get full res.  At SpaceObs, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, facilities held by A.Maury. Milky way center is at zenith
See a time lapse here of the same night, from dusk to dawn (120Mo, XVID Codec)
OMEA 5M/5C
OMEA 5M/5C Image samples, click on the image to get full resolution (3700x3700 pixels)
35 sec exposure - click image to get full res. 
Software
Either our custom made Alcor System software or
SDK can be provided so that any custom algorithm can be implemented by the end user.
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.