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Observation of the Perseids 2010 Using SPOSH Cameras

Margonis, Anastasios and Elgner, Stephan and Tost, Wilfried and Barri, Natalia and Neumann, Roswitha and Nsiah, Jacob and Schmidt, Valentina and Iftikhar, Ali and Shi, Xian and Unbekannt, Heinrich and Christou, Apostolos and Koschny, Detlef and Flohrer, Joachim and Oberst, Jürgen (2010) Observation of the Perseids 2010 Using SPOSH Cameras. European Planetary Science Congress 2010, 19.-24. Sep. 2010, Rom, Italien.

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We will carry out a meteor observing campaign for the Perseids 2010 using the SPOSH (Smart Panoramic Optical Sensor Head) cameras (see. Fig.1). The SPOSH camera has been developed at DLR and Jena Optronics under contract to ESA/ESTEC. The camera is designed to imaging faint transient noctilucent phenomena on dark planetary hemispheres and meteor observations of high radiometric and geometric quality have been demonstrated. The camera features a custom-made optical system with a field of view (FOV) of 120° x 120° (168° across the image diagonal) and is equipped with a highly sensitive back-illuminated 1024 x 1024 CCD chip. Two SPOSH cameras will be deployed at remote observing posts in Greece. The choice of the locations will assure a dark sky and favorable weather conditions, which prevail in southern Europe during the summer. From double-station observations (see Fig. 2), the trajectories and the orbits of the meteoroids will be calculated, and the photometric properties of the meteors will also be determined. Assuming a successful campaign, the observation results will be presented at the conference. The campaign will be organized by the DLR and the Technical University of Berlin, involving students and amateur astronomers from Greece.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Observation of the Perseids 2010 Using SPOSH Cameras
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Margonis, Anastasiosanastasios.margonis@dlr.de
Elgner, Stephanstephan.elgner@dlr.de
Tost, Wilfriedwilfried.tost@dlr.de
Barri, NataliaLomonosov Moscow State University
Neumann, RoswithaTU Berlin
Nsiah, JacobTU Berlin
Schmidt, ValentinaTU Berlin
Iftikhar, AliTU Berlin
Shi, XianTU Berlin
Unbekannt, HeinrichTU Berlin
Christou, ApostolosArmagh Observatory
Koschny, DetlefEuropean Space Agency (ESA/ESTEC)
Flohrer, Joachimjoachim.flohrer@dlr.de
Oberst, Jürgenjuergen.oberst@dlr.de
Date:September 2010
Keywords:SPOSH meteor fireball Perseids trajectories astronomy astrometry
Event Title:European Planetary Science Congress 2010
Event Location:Rom, Italien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:19.-24. Sep. 2010
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Planetenforschung (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geodesy
Deposited By: Stephan Elgner
Deposited On:10 Jan 2011 10:09
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 21:10

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