ORAS AllSky Camera
Connect to camera’s website by entering oras.asuscomm.com/allsky into your browser address line. Be sure to save the bookmark after you are sure it opens. Use your browser back arrow to return to previous menus screens.
You should be greeted by a screen like this:
Presently, North is at the bottom, East is to the right side. Clicking inside the Live image will expand it to allow more detailed study.
The buttons along the left side provide (from top to bottom): Constellation Overlay, Timelapse movie, Keogram images, Startrails images, and information about the ORAS camera.
Clicking on the Timelapse button will open and start the previous 24-hour video movie. It has Start, Pause, and Full Screen options along the bottom of the movie display.
Clicking on Keogram, or Startrail, opens a stored archive of the previous day’s images. Clicking within the image will expand its size, allowing you to see the time of events more clearly.
You can find more information about the Keogram interpretation here: https://space.fmi.fi/MIRACLE/ASC/?page=read%20keograms
Clicking on Startrails opens an archive of single image compilations of all the night’s previous images. It is useful to see duration of clear sky and persistent light pollution directions and extent.
Clicking on the Camera button provides this information about the camera:
Along the top right of the Greeting screen is a simple 3-day NOAA Space Weather Aurora forecast.
You can find more about the Aurora forecast and other space weather products here: https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/
On the lower right of the Greeting screen is a button to instructions if you wish to build your own AllSky Camera.
Other AllSky Cameras around the world can be found here:
Location pins showing a picture can link directly to that camera’s website.