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Observation by Nick James: Low cost all sky meteor camera

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Observer

Nick James

Observed

2019 Nov 21 - 01:04

Uploaded

2019 Nov 21 - 07:26

Objects

Meteor

Equipment
  • IMX307 board camera
Exposure

25fps

Location

Chelmsford, UK

Target name

Meteor

Title

Low cost all sky meteor camera

About this image

I've been playing around with a low cost IP network board camera (Sony Starvis IMX307 chip) and a 1.85mm fisheye lens to see how well it works for all-sky meteor video. All of the bits, including the weather-proof glass dome come in at under £100. It works quite well although there is still some work to do. Here is a stacked image of a meteor from this morning (an animated GIF is here). There is already meteor detection software available to work with this camera. Has anyone used it?

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