All Sky Cam

Accessories For the All Sky Cam

For use with the NTSC and PAL All Sky Cam and Uploader Kit, a number of accessories are available.

All accessories except the Pole Mount are included in the All Sky Cam Bundles.


Heater

Dome Heater Accessory

For average users in typical environments, the All Sky Cam generates enough internal heat to melt snow or ice within a reasonable period of time. However some installations in particularly cold or wet locations may need a little extra heating help to melt away precipitation and dew as quickly as possible. For this reason we developed the Dome Heater, a convenient accessory that can be slipped over the camera to provide extra heat when needed.

CNC machined from UV stabilized marine grade high density polyethylene, the heater housing is designed to stand up to years of use in harsh climates. The unit is shaped like a question mark to allow it to grab onto the dome, with an internal lip at the top to prevent it from slipping down. The position on the dome was carefully chosen to prevent the heater from appearing in the camera's field of view.

Heater power vs temperature

Inside the heater is a sophisticated digital temperature controller that senses the outside temperature and adjusts the heating power accordingly. This efficient design only uses power when it's needed, and keeps the camera from overheating in a hot summer. As can be seen in the chart below, at freezing temperatures the full heating capacity is utilized to quickly melt ice, snow, and sleet. At warmer temperatures progressively lower power settings are employed to keep the dome slightly above ambient temperature to aid in the prevention of dew.

Installation was designed to be a snap. The cable coming out of the heater terminates in both male and female power connectors, allowing it to be placed in-line with the power to the All Sky Cam. This eliminates the need for a separate power cable to the heater, as long as the cable run from the power supply to the camera is 90 feet (27m) or less. After connecting power, simply slide the heater down over the dome until it is snug. For owners of the NTSC All Sky Cam, we recommend replacing the power supply that was included with the camera for the higher capacity power supply included with the Dome Heater. For owners of the PAL All Sky Cam, the power supply that was included with the camera is compatible with the Dome Heater and no changes are required.

Price: $79.95 Buy Now

What's In The Box

  • ASC Dome Heater, cabled with both male and female power connectors.
  • 100-240VAC 50/60Hz power supply with USA plug.
  • Two pieces of Coax Seal cable sealant to protect connections.
  • Instruction manual.

Dome Heater Specifications

Maximum power: 7 watts
Internally insulated to direct heat inwards.
Contains over current, over temperature, and surge protection.

Power supply required: 12VDC 0.8A
Supplied cable: 10 inches (0.3m) with male and female 2.1 x 5.5mm connectors.
Maximum power cable length: 85 feet (27 m) using 25+60 foot cables, or 120 feet (36 m) if using 120 foot cable.
Included power supply: 100-240VAC 50/60Hz with USA plug.
Compatible with international power supply shipped with PAL All Sky Cams.

Control: Proportional. Runs at low power above freezing to prevent dew. Runs at high power below freezing to melt ice/snow.

Housing material: Gray UV stabilized marine grade high density polyethylene.
Dimensions: 2.6" x 3.2" x 0.5" (67 x 80 x 12mm)
Heater weight: 1.3 ounces (37 g)
Warranty: 1 year

Shipping weight: 0.5 lb (0.3 kg)


28" Pole Mount

The All Sky Cam was designed to mount on a common satellite dish pole mount. For utmost convenience, we offer a 28" (70 cm) long J pole mount with adjustable angle for easy leveling. The mount can be used on the side of a house, on a roof, observatory, or fencepost. The pole is reversible and either end of the pipe can be used to conveniently extend out and/or above to give a clear view of the sky. The mast pipe is galvanized steel, 0.060 inches (1.5mm) thick, with a 1.66" (42mm) OD and powder coat painted for maximum corrosion protection.

Shipping Weight: 3.4 lbs / 1.6 kg

Price: $39.95 Buy Now



60 foot (18 meter) power/video extension cable

This 60 foot (18 meter) extension allows the All Sky Cam to be located a greater distance from your preferred viewing location. It can be chained in serial with the 30 foot (9 meter) cable included with the All Sky Cam, for a total length of 90 feet (27 m). Terminates in RCA male-female and power male-female for adapterless use. Compatible with Dome Heater when used by itself or in combination with ASC-N1/P1 included 25' cable.

Shipping Weight: 1.5 lbs / 0.7 kg

Price: $24.95 Buy Now



Replacement Glass Dome

We understand that accidents happen and are offering convenient replacement domes for the All Sky Cam. These borosilicate or fused quartz domes are hand selected for optical quality, strength, and easy installation. For best fit please specify your camera's lot number, found on the label on the underside of the camera.

Shipping Weight: 0.2 lbs / 0.1 kg

Price $29.95 Buy Now



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