Friday, 14 January 2011

First UK cameras to scan the sky

One of our astronomy graduates set up the first UK camera which continuously scans the night sky and dictates the best conditions for surveys.

David Campbell, an Astrophysics graduate at the University, who collects meteorites as a hobby, set up the camera at Bayfordbury Observatory in October 2009 and has captured some interesting data since then.

The All-Sky camera records images of the entire sky continuously throughout the night. One of its main aims  is to detect clouds above the observatory so that researchers can monitor sky conditions and gauge the best time to scan the sky.

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