A double-station meteor camera set-up in the Canary Islands – CILBO
- 1European Space Agency ESA/ESTEC, Keplerlaan 1, 2200 AG Noordwijk ZH, the Netherlands
- 2Astronomical Institute Utrecht, Princetonplein 5, 3584 CC Utrecht, the Netherlands
- 3Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Apdo. Correos 50, C/Cuesta de San José, s/n, San Antonio, 38712 – Breña Baja (La Palma), Spain
- 4European Space Agency ESA/ESAC, Camino bajo del Castillo, s/n, Urbanizacion Villafranca del Castillo, Villanueva de la Cañada, 28692 Madrid, Spain
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.