Articles | Volume 2, issue 2
Research article
23 Dec 2013
Research article |  | 23 Dec 2013

A double-station meteor camera set-up in the Canary Islands – CILBO

D. Koschny, F. Bettonvil, J. Licandro, C. v. d. Luijt, J. Mc Auliffe, H. Smit, H. Svedhem, F. de Wit, O. Witasse, and J. Zender

Abstract. This paper describes a double-station camera set-up in the Canary Islands, called CILBO (Canary Island Long-Baseline Observatory). Image-intensified video cameras – one camera on Tenerife and one on La Palma – monitor the same volume of the atmosphere. They are located in automated roll-off roofs. From the obtained data, the meteoroid trajectory can be computed. A second camera on Tenerife is equipped with an objective grating. For bright meteors (typically 0 mag or brighter), a spectrum is recorded which allows constraining the chemical composition of the meteor. The system is completely automated and sends the obtained data after every observation night to a central FTP server. It has been in operation for about 2 yr and the first scientific results have been produced.