(meteorobs) New Observer
clp at alumni.caltech.edu
Tue Dec 9 13:13:01 EST 2008
Sure, build a video allsky system. They are relatively cheap, and work
better for meteors than long exposure cameras. A typical system is
documented here: http://www.cloudbait.com/projects/allskycamera.html .
Basically, nothing more than a low light video security camera and a fisheye
lens. There are several software solutions for capturing and analyzing your
results, ranging in price from free to inexpensive.
Chris L Peterson
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From: "jackob strikis" <jdstrikis at yahoo.com>
To: "Global Meteor Observing Forum" <meteorobs at meteorobs.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 10:42 AM
Subject: (meteorobs) New Observer
> Hello all.
> My name is Iakovos Marios & I live in Greece (Athens). The last five years
> I've been an observer of Planets (Venus Mars Jupiter Saturn) & Sun. In the
> past few months I started to be interesting in "Meteor Observing".
> For that reason I have setup 2 Canon DSLR Cameras with 17mm f/3.5 lens
> looking out for meteors all night... Every night passing the camera's
> recording about 1-3 meteors...
> I wonder if there is any cheap and easy way to record
> (photography-video-radio) meteors without having to take about 9.000
> pictures every night (it is bad for the shutters of my cameras, my
> computer having all those Gb every morning, and I personaly do not have
> all that time to chek all those pictures).
> I will be glad to hear any propositions about equipement and observing
> programms & make observations usefull to those interesting in the Meteor
> Clear Skyes & Lot of Fireballs
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