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Starlink satellite constellation – possible interference with meteor observations?

Starlink satellite constellation – possible interference with meteor observations?

Since the recent launches of Starlink satellites, Global Meteor Network cameras have recorded a significant uptick in the number of false meteor detections on satellites. At the end of every night, just before dawn, about half of all 150+ GMN meteor cameras observe a train of parallel satellites. This is how they look like on …

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First automated GMN trajectories

First automated GMN trajectories

More than 100 meteor stations all over the world send their data to our GMN server every day. Until now, this data was sitting idle on the server disk drives. The last couple of months I focused on writing code for automated multi-station meteor trajectory estimation, and now I’m happy to report the first results! …

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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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