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Mast-Top Camera?
An idea struck me:

When anchored out, depending on visibility conditions, a good practice is to scan the horizon periodically based on how far you can see.

I know you could turn on your radar (if you have it), but I was thinking with the latest high res digital camera technology and image stitching software, it would be relatively easy to mount a number of small cameras on the mast-top and then be able to take periodic pictures (or a live video feed).

Would that be of interest to people, provided the hardware is lightweight and low profile?
well you could simply just put a gopro fusion up there and it will give you a live feed on the gopro app .. its waterproof and already does what you want?
cheap enough too
That would definitely be interesting, if you do it please post how it was done. I'm just learning and it would be a great project.
The GoPro idea is a good one, it would be interesting to try.
I wonder if it is completely controllable via the USB-C cable, since if you had to press any buttons on the camera itself it would be challenging at the top of a 52' mast...

I also had the idea of having the top-down synthesized camera view like a few modern SUV's have - where you can see all around you when you're parking?
A similar view would be pretty cool on a boat for docking purposes... especially as the boat gets bigger.
You just need a cable to keep it charged, then you can control it via wifi. It can live there 24/7.

The fusion isn't the one to get though unless you need the spherical view. I super wide view on the black would work (if pointed slightly downwards), it's features are much better even for this purpose.

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