AllSky Camera

Latest Image

Images are captured from 30 minutes before sunset to 30 minutes after sunrise. To update the image, you will need to refresh the page every minute or so. If the image is not updating, the camera may be down. Given its remote location, we cannot always troubleshoot immediately. You should look through our image and video archives linked below!

Latest Timelapse Video

Timelapse videos are compiled after each observing session and uploaded the next day. 

Archives

Previous Nights ImagesTimelapse Videos

About the AllSky Camera

The AllSky Camera is a collaboration between the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium, the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Gunflint Trail Historical Society, and Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center. 

Location

The AllSky Camera is located on the roof of the Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center museum building located near the end of the Gunflint Trail. This site has remarkably dark skies which leads to amazing night sky viewing. Its northern latitude also means higher chances of seeing aurora. 

Camera Specs

Alcor OMEA 3C AllSky camera system which uses a ZWO ASI178MC camera with AllSkEye camera software