(meteorobs) Cosmic rays on all-sky cams?

James Beauchamp falcon99 at sbcglobal.net
Tue Aug 23 11:52:33 EDT 2011

I commonly see two artifacts on my camera - pixels that bloom, and (every now and then) a series of pixels that could be from a charged particle penetrating a series of CCD's.  They are rare, but I do see them every now and then.
I wonder if any of the experts on the list could expound a bit on those.  I'm thinking they could be from a cosmic ray hitting something on or near the CCD, and this might be a high energy beta or some other particle with a lot of energy leaving a series of triggered CCD's - something similar to what you see on the SOHO.
They could be from natural sources such as Radon or Potassium as well?

--- On Tue, 8/23/11, Thomas Ashcraft <ashcraft at heliotown.com> wrote:

From: Thomas Ashcraft <ashcraft at heliotown.com>
Subject: (meteorobs) Cosmic rays on all-sky cams?
To: "Global Meteor Observing Forum" <meteorobs at meteorobs.org>
Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 10:47 AM

I am wondering if anyone has any video specimens of a cosmic ray capture 
on an all-sky camera.

I have never looked into cosmic rays but I hear they show up sometimes 
on meteor camera sensors.

Thanks for any info on this.

Thomas Ashcraft in New Mexico
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