Archive for October 26th, 2011

New all-sky camera installed at the observatory

ISON-NM Observatory

A new high sensitivity survey camera with a 360 degree field of view has been installed at our observatory. Using it, we plan to conduct observations of meteors, bright comets and studies of bright variable stars. in 60 second exposures the camera can reach 8th magnitude, and thousands of stars are visible on the images. In addition, the camera will be used to observe the weather above the observatory and mapping cloud cover.

Images from the camera will be published here, updating every 5 minutes. At the observatory all the images will be preserved individually in FITS format, which allows for the possibility of future processing.

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