Don’t you know that you are a Shooting Star !

Cue. Bad Company song..

Last Nights effort with my AllSky camera running off a Raspberry Pi.
My first shooting star or meteorite. I have NO idea what the red trail of lights are coming from above the Pine trees at the front of our house.
As you can see our house is in complete darkness. There is just the moonlight shining from the rooftop.
To the left of the purple blob is the Southern Cross and below are the two bright pointing stars.

 





All Sky Camera software running off Raspberry PI 3B with HQ Camera and a cheap 360 degree fisheye lens from Amazon.

I have refocused the lens and removed the cheap plastic dome that was protecting the lens because every single scratch was ruining the final images.

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Close Encounters of a Purely Imaginary Kind

Okay so I have read the book and I’ve heard the stories of close encounters with UFO’s and aliens at our property and what Mr and Mrs Player may or not have seen back in the 1960’s.
Tall Stories ? Astounding Stories ? But wouldn’t it be brilliant if they were all true !
Anyway have a look at the image that my Raspberry Pi AllSky camera picked up last night. Can you see the EYEBALL !

Well if you can then you too have a good imagination and are probably as daft as I am.
The eyeball has been formed from either a globule of condensation on the plastic dome covering the lens or it’s a spray of male Kangaroo urine. There are a few big male Roos strutting around at the moment. It’s that time of the year. Run Girls Run !

Sadly the eye. It is just water.
But what do make of that swirling dark mass of Jedi Interceptors and I am sure that there are Klingons sitting on the Starboard Bow. ?
Can you see them too?

” Danger ! Danger ! Will Robinson. Is that a Messerschmidt 109 coming out of the sun. ”

It’s okay I’m alright. I was fast asleep dreaming whilst all this was going on up there.

I woke up this morning feeling as fresh as a daisy.
Then I remembered the events from last night.
Bloody Arsenal. Can’t stand them. It was at home too.

 




Last nights Time-lapse footage.

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All Sky Camera Timelapse Video Footage

There was a full moon last night so the stars are a little washed out and I’m not sure about that plastic dome over the fish eye lens
as the moonlight shows every little scratch.


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Breakfast Dear….

There have been three pairs of  Kestrels that are nesting on our property.
This couple are the latest and are nesting in a dead branch of a Gum tree.
On Saturday morning the male presented the female with a breakfast treat of a Brown snake for both her and the newly hatched chicks.

 

 

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