(meteorobs) New Observer

Chris Peterson 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
Cloudbait Observatory

----- Original Message ----- 
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 
> section.
> Clear Skyes & Lot of Fireballs
> J.D.Strikis

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