The Vaca Cam is now back! After being out of service due to an interference issue between a 902 MHz repeater and the 2.4 GHz wifi radio in the old cameras, we've installed a new camera, which also appears to have somewhat better resolution.
The camera on Mt. Vaca is a Panasonic BL-C1A web camera, installed in a home built weatherproof housing. While the camera supports live video, we are not making it available here, due to the relatively static views and to save bandwidth. Instead, once every 20 minutes, the camera uploads an image to the website.
The camera is aimed to the northeast. The Sacramento area is in the center of the picture, with the I-80 corridor stretching down and to the right, with the north end of Vacaville visible at the edge of the picture. The Sierra Nevada mountains are in the far background.
View from the northeast camera: