The allskypi camera system is pretty much operational, subject to a few additional tweaks in the upcoming days. This is the first report giving background details:

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Many thanks to the original project creator: https://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-All-Sky-Camera/

Future upgrades includes: dark frame image processing out hot pixels, a wider angle lens for more sky coverage, more text annotations onto the images, and possibly some active cooling of the housing to reduce the camera sensor temperature.

pi@allsky1pi:~/allsky $ cat settings.json
{
“width”:”0″,
“height”:”0″,
“exposure”:”90000″,
“maxexposure”:”90000″,
“autoexposure”:”1″,
“gain”:”50″,
“maxgain”:”200″,
“autogain”:”0″,
“gamma”:”50″,
“brightness”:”50″,
“wbr”:”53″,
“wbb”:”90″,
“bin”:”1″,
“delay”:”1000″,
“daytimeDelay”: “60000”,
“type”:”1″,
“quality”:”95″,
“usb”:”30″,
“filename”:”image.jpg”,
“flip”:”0″,
“text”:”text”,
“textx”:”15″,
“texty”:”30″,
“fontname”:”0″,
“fontcolor”:”255 255 255″,
“smallfontcolor”:”0 0 255″,
“fonttype”:”0″,
“fontsize”:”0.7″,
“fontline”:”1″,
“outlinefont”:”0″,
“latitude”:”44.4N”,
“longitude”:”76.77W”,
“angle”:”-6″,
“time”:”1″,
“darkframe”:”0″,
“showDetails”:”1″
}