I made an all-weather box that can sit out at my observatory and do captures for hours safely in the weather using a simple USB camera and a laptop.
Oct 6th was close enough to the new moon (no moon in the sky) that I could get a full night of clear sky and no bright objects so that I could get 9 hours of sky time to animate. I live in a green zone, which is a pretty dark sky zone with minimal light pollution so I can get a lot more out of the exposures without having to do any fancy processing. I captured a frame every 60 seconds for 9.25 hours and the playback is at 15 FPS reducing it to 37 seconds. It takes you from dusk to dawn with the core of the galaxy, Mars, several globs & clusters, Pleiades, Orion Complex, Sirius, etc.
(Click the link to go to my Flickr to playback the AVI, it's 37 seconds):
DIY weather box with an ZWO ASI224MC camera and 2.1mm wide angle lens