NMSU All Sky Camera Network
The Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New Mexico State University is developing an all sky camera system intended to monitor, track, and analyze atmospheric meteor events to provide a database for assisting satellite operators in separating natural and man-made events and for instrument calibration tasks.
The program objectives include: 1) field a network of uplooking, wide-angle view cameras at a number of sites throughout the continental United States, 2) develop the network to access/archive data and make the data available for processing and analysis by interested parties, 3) develop software tools for calibration, removal of detector effects and anomalies, automatic event detection and correlation among stations, and automatic trajectory computation, and 4) develop a companion multi-band detector for the all-sky sensors to improve the diagnostic capability of the camera network.
Cameras are positioned in various locations around the world and each camera is assigned a node name. Some of the locations we are currently working with include:
NMSU Sky Cameras are located throughout the world. Locations can be viewed by using the provided map. If you have a node that is not displaying on the map then this most likely means that we do not have GPS coordinates for your location. If you would like to have your node displayed on the map please email us GPS coordinates of your camera location. We are still in the process of organizing the nodes and correlating the data.
Each node continuously watches the sky and captures video by detecting motion and light intensity. At this stage of the project, any single node left on its own will receive multiple false positives such as birds, insects and aircraft. However correlating video time stamps between nodes in a cluster, should eliminate most of these false positives.
By clicking on the appropriate area on the left, you can view past events through the node viewer. If a cluster exists for a node, then only correlated data will be displayed, however on the bottom right side of the viewer, you can selected to view all events.