This topic is primarily directed to those who've made their own all-sky camera and are automating capture and/or upload to a website from their camera. I'm tired of the rather poor performance and low resolution of the standard NTSC camera I'm using currently. Given it feeds into my security DVR that uses their own proprietary format, I've never made any progress in getting it to a point where I could capture or upload from it to my website. With the sale ZWO was running on some of their new cameras, I decided to spring for an ASI290MC camera that comes with a wide angle lens suitable for all-sky photography. I was originally going to go for the ASI120MC, but since the 290 had a higher resolution and a wider field lens, I decided to go for the upgrade. Unfortunately the USB 3.0 interface means the Cat 6 cable I have running up to the camera location won't work for an extender, and the scheme published elsewhere for using a Raspberry Pi doesn't give me USB 3.0 either. I decided to go for an ASUS PC stick that had USB 3 and will support running the various PC based capture software, but I'm not seeing anything really designed for full unattended automation. Thus my question as to what others are using.
Of course this is all assuming that I'll be able to get a good enough Wi-Fi connection to the PC stick with the metal roof in the way. I should have bought one with an Ethernet port, but didn't realize I'd missed that at the time. Finding USB 3.0 was hard enough.