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Cameras for All-sky Meteor Surveillance

Discussion in 'Astronomy' started by Ian Crumpton, Jul 17, 2017 at 3:47 PM.

  1. Ian Crumpton

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    NASA has sponsored a team this summer to work on automating the CAMS data reduction process. They are now at the SETI Institute and making slow progress. If all comes together, we should have this going by August 18. Part of it is providing rapid feedback, so you can see the results from last nights observations almost immediately. It also means CAMS can continue in the near future and grow globally.

    This means for us, that if you observe meteors, and it is clear here and in Geraldine, we can provide data on them the following day.

    We are still looking for a suitable site with power and internet in the Methven area for a third set of cameras.
     
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    What cameras are used if i wanted to use one as a night sky camera with uploads to my own site?
     
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    Cameras here are Ricoh TV 12 mm with the centre one larger. Software to run the system is available from cams.seti.org
    Further info can be obtained from the lead scientist, petrus >> Jenniskens, Petrus M.<petrus.m.jenniskens@nasa.gov>
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