Autonomous spectrographic system to analyse the main elements of fireballs and meteors

DOI: 
10.1186/s40623-017-0768-2
Publication date: 
01/01/2018
Main author: 
Espartero, Francisco Ángel
IAA authors: 
Castro-Tirado, Alberto Javier
Authors: 
Espartero, Francisco Ángel;Martínez, Germán;Frías, Marta;Montes Moya, Francisco Simón;Castro-Tirado, Alberto Javier
Journal: 
Earth, Planets, and Space
Refereed: 
Yes
Publication type: 
Article
Volume: 
70
Abstract: 
We present a meteor observation system based on imaging CCD cameras, wide-field optics and a diffraction grating. This system is composed of two independent spectrographs with different configurations, which allows us to capture images of fireballs and meteors with several fields of view and sensitivities. The complete set forms a small autonomous observatory, comprised of a sealed box with a sliding roof, weather station and computers for data storing and reduction. Since 2014, several meteors have been studied using this facility, such as the Alcalá la Real fireball recorded on 30 September 2016.
Database: 
ADS
SCOPUS
URL: 
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/#abs/2018EP&S...70....2E/abstract
ADS Bibcode: 
2018EP&S...70....2E
Keywords: 
Fireball;Meteoroids;Meteors;Spectroscopy