Monday, December 15, 2008

Meteor Camera and one nice fireball

A couple of months ago we started to work on an automatic meteor detection system to be installed in Castellammare di Stabia, Italy. A special camera is linked to a software for the automatic detection of video meteors. More details about the setup in a next post.

On the very first evening, our meteorcam recorded this nice -4 magnitude fireball. The fireball appeared over Castellammare di Stabia at 21:51 local time of 07 December 2008 :

2 comments:

cbellh47 said...

Nice fireball.
I am waiting to read about your setup. Carl Hergenrother sent me some details on his setup and I;m thinking about trying this out.

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Team said...

Charles, thanks for your comment.

We are triyng the setup and we'll write another post in the next days. In the meantime few details about our meteorcam: Watec 902H2 Ultimate + Fujinon lens + Metrec software.

Ciao,
Ernesto