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Observations of the Perseids 2012 using SPOSH cameras

Margonis, Anastasios and Flohrer, Joachim and Christou, Apostolos and Elgner, Stephan and Oberst, Jürgen (2012) Observations of the Perseids 2012 using SPOSH cameras. EPSC 2012, 23.-28.9.2012, Madrid, Spanien.

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Abstract

The Technical University of Berlin (TUB) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) organize observing campaigns every summer monitoring the Perseids activity. The observations are carried out using the Smart Panoramic Optical Sensor Head (SPOSH) camera system. The SPOSH camera has been developed by DLR and Jena-Optronik GmbH under an ESA/ESTEC contract and it is designed to image faint, short-lived phenomena on dark planetary hemispheres. The camera features a highly sensitive back- illuminated 1024x1024 CCD chip and a high dynamic range of 14 bits. The custom-made fish-eye lens offers a 120◦x120◦ field-of-view (168◦ over the diagonal). The observations will be made on the Greek Peloponnese peninsula monitoring the post-peak activity of the Perseids during a one-week period around the August New Moon (14th to 21st). Two SPOSH cameras will be deployed in two remote sites in high altitudes for the triangulation of meteor trajectories captured at both stations simultaneously. The observations during this time interval will give us the possibility to study the poorly-observed postmaximum branch of the Perseid stream and compare the results with datasets from previous campaigns which covered different periods of this long-lived meteor shower. The acquired data will be processed using dedicated software for meteor data reduction developed at TUB and DLR. Assuming a successful campaign, statistics, trajectories and photometric properties of the processed double-station meteors will be presented at the conference. Furthermore, a first order statistical analysis of the meteors processed during the 2011 and the new 2012 campaigns will be presented.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/79816/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Observations of the Perseids 2012 using SPOSH cameras
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Margonis, AnastasiosTU BerlinUNSPECIFIED
Flohrer, Joachimjoachim.flohrer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Christou, ApostolosArmagh ObservatoryUNSPECIFIED
Elgner, Stephanstephan.elgner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Oberst, Jürgenjuergen.oberst (at) dlrUNSPECIFIED
Date:26 September 2012
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Perseiden 2012, SPOSH-Kamera, Peloponnes, Nach-Maximum-Aktivität, Doppel-Stations-Beobachtung, Datenauswertung
Event Title:EPSC 2012
Event Location:Madrid, Spanien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:23.-28.9.2012
Organizer:Europlanet Research Infrastructure
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Exploration des Sonnensystems
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geodesy
Deposited By: Flohrer, Joachim
Deposited On:17 Dec 2012 10:57
Last Modified:17 Dec 2012 11:00

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