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Sensors 2016, 16(9), 1493; doi:10.3390/s16091493

Long-Term Continuous Double Station Observation of Faint Meteor Showers

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Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Technická 2, 166 27 Prague, Czech Republic
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Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Fričova 298, 251 65 Ondřejov, Czech Republic
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Academic Editor: Gonzalo Pajares Martinsanz
Received: 13 July 2016 / Revised: 1 September 2016 / Accepted: 7 September 2016 / Published: 14 September 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Imaging: Sensors and Technologies)
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Meteor detection and analysis is an essential topic in the field of astronomy. In this paper, a high-sensitivity and high-time-resolution imaging device for the detection of faint meteoric events is presented. The instrument is based on a fast CCD camera and an image intensifier. Two such instruments form a double-station observation network. The MAIA (Meteor Automatic Imager and Analyzer) system has been in continuous operation since 2013 and has successfully captured hundreds of meteors belonging to different meteor showers, as well as sporadic meteors. A data processing pipeline for the efficient processing and evaluation of the massive amount of video sequences is also introduced in this paper. View Full-Text
Keywords: faint meteor shower; meteoroid; CCD camera; image intensifier; image processing faint meteor shower; meteoroid; CCD camera; image intensifier; image processing
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Vítek, S.; Páta, P.; Koten, P.; Fliegel, K. Long-Term Continuous Double Station Observation of Faint Meteor Showers. Sensors 2016, 16, 1493.

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