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RMS station at La Palma

RMS station at La Palma

  Roque de los Muchachos, the highest peak of the Canarian island La Palma, is perfect location for astronomical observations: high altitude above the sea level, no light pollution, clouds below and crystal clear skies above – therefore, a real paradise for astronomers. All those features make this particular site a Mecca for observational astronomers, …

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Meteor camera FOV visualization tool resurrected!

Meteor camera FOV visualization tool resurrected!

About 10 years ago Geert Barentsen wrote an awesome tool for visualizing fields of view (FOVs) of meteor cameras that was hosted on ESA webpages. Unfortunately it stopped working some years ago and the meteor community was left without this awesome tool! But, because the source code was available, we were able to resurrect and …

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42 sprites recorded in one night from Hum, Croatia

42 sprites recorded in one night from Hum, Croatia

The RMS systems are very prolific when it comes to meteors, but last night the camera in Hum, Croatia recorded a distant thunderstorm storm and 42 sprites above it! Sprites are large-scale electrical discharges that occur high above thunderstorm clouds, or cumulonimbus, giving rise to a quite varied range of visual shapes flickering in the …

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How about urban observations?

How about urban observations?

Up to the moment, all observations we made were from moreless dark sites, so here are couple of images taken few days ago from the center of Pula, Croatia, population of around 70 thousand and lots of light pollution. Visual limiting magnitude here rarely goes beyond +5M, during this night estimated to be around +4.5M. …

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