Resources for showing the capabilities of this system…..

Resources for showing the capabilities of this system…..

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    I am in the process of building one of my own camera systems and will try to implement a precise GPS clock system as well for highly accurate position data.

    There is a private observatory/planetarium which is being built near to my location in Oregon as I speak (the exact location is about five kilometers from my place). I am interested in contacting this observatory to encourage the staff to implement one of these systems as well in the hope of being able to more easily determine meteor/bolide trajectories, when their data could be combined with mine. With the GPS system that I envision to implement, it will be very easy to provide the observatory with accurate/precise positional fixes as well for the observatory using open-source communications protocols (i.e. LORA).

    I am convinced that, once the observatory staff can see what dramatic appeal that this system could provide, with a very minimal financial investment, they would quickly agree to participate. As the observatory also will house a planetarium, the public appeal would be obvious and compelling.

    Can you direct me to some resources where I might be able to make a presentation to the staff of the Observatory, that would demonstrate the capabilities of the system, particularly some which display the ability to calculate the seminal orbits of any incident meteors? This project has so much potential, both popular and scientific that I would hate to miss this opportunity.

    I thank you for any help and suggestions.

    Dark Skies!
    Don Anderson


    So I apologize for not making my request very clear. I am looking for resources such as video files (to include photos/mpegs/other video display formats) to illustrate the value of this system, to show how it would be popularly appealing and of its scientific potential. I imagine at best I would like to see an actual meteor event displayed in the visual, then followed-up with a 3-d computerized depiction of the calculated orbit in our solar system.

    I think this would be of great appeal in fostering a unique and worthwhile endeavor. Many thanks!


    So I will try one more time in the hope that I am simply not being understood.

    Can anyone tell me how to display the results of a recorded meteor fall (preferably from two separate cameras), that will display the capabilities of this system? I am asking this because I want to secure the cooperation of a local observatory here in Oregon (USA) and I would like to show the observatory staff why they should participate in this program.

    I am doing this because by having two camera systems, (separated by about six kilometers), I hope to be able to synchronize their observations to be able to compute trajectories of the incident meteor/bolide/fireball. By the way, is six kilometer separation of cameras sufficient to allow for meteor trajectory calculation?

    Again, I am asking for help in learning how I can show what this system is capable of doing (recording the visual meteor fall and, with a second, nearby camera, to be able to solve for the trajectories of incident meteor falls when captured by two, nearby camera systems.

    I believe that my question is simply not being understood, and if not, please let me know as I can probably rephrase the question in German.

    Ich glaube daß ich diese Frage auch of Deutsch wiederholen kann, dann vielleicht werde ich verstanden werden.

    Dark Skies!
    Dunkele Himmeln!



    Hi Don,
    sorry for the late reply, I don’t usually monitor this forum too often!
    I recommend sneding questions to our mailing list in the future:

    I will send you a bunch of resources via e-mail.


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