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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.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/67691/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Observation of the Perseids 2010 Using SPOSH Cameras
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Margonis, Anastasiosanastasios.margonis (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Elgner, Stephanstephan.elgner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Tost, Wilfriedwilfried.tost (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Barri, NataliaLomonosov Moscow State UniversityUNSPECIFIED
Neumann, RoswithaTU BerlinUNSPECIFIED
Nsiah, JacobTU BerlinUNSPECIFIED
Schmidt, ValentinaTU BerlinUNSPECIFIED
Iftikhar, AliTU BerlinUNSPECIFIED
Unbekannt, HeinrichTU BerlinUNSPECIFIED
Christou, ApostolosArmagh ObservatoryUNSPECIFIED
Koschny, DetlefEuropean Space Agency (ESA/ESTEC)UNSPECIFIED
Flohrer, Joachimjoachim.flohrer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Oberst, Jürgenjuergen.oberst (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2010
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
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: Elgner, Stephan
Deposited On:10 Jan 2011 10:09
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 21:10

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