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The Shelyak TimeBox - A Device Allowing Multi-Mode Accurate UTC Time Recordings for Digital Video Cameras

JOA 2021, Vol. 11, No. 1, Page 22

Author(s): Cesar Valencia Gallardo, Dave Gault, Thierry Midavaine, Hristo Pavlov

Abstract: The Shelyak TimeBox has just been released as a multi-mode, accurate, modular and portable solution for UTC timing using digital video cameras in a Windows environment. The goal of this article is to show the results of independent testing of the Shelyak TimeBox using described methods that measure the accuracy of UTC timestamped recordings for both featured computer and trigger modes. The results of the tests and recordings presented in this article showed that the Shelyak TimeBox was able to allow accurate UTC timestamped recordings using digital cameras up to the millisecond (ms) precision. The modular design of the Shelyak TimeBox separates the UTC timestamping from the recording camera, allowing the use of the last-generation, sensitive and low noise CCD, EMCCD and CMOS image sensors for occultations and other astronomical phenomena requiring precise UTC timestamping.