A number of our members have meteor cameras on the Global Meteor Network and UK Meteor Network. These are the feeds from the previous days, served up by Istrastream and UKMON. These are fully automated and the reports are generated each day.
Remember to refresh your page to get the latest.
Camera names, eg: UK006E Edinburgh W: SE – the camera is on the west side of Edinburgh pointing south-east. UK006E is the code given by GMN.
Lookup meteor shower codes (eg PER = Perseids)
UK Meteor Network (UKMON)
UKMON is a UK based network of over 160 detection cameras recording meteors and fireballs over the United Kingdom. Here’s the latest data from all 160+ cameras, as well as their location.
To capture meteors we use a low-cost barebones security camera connected to specialist software running on a Raspberry Pi. The software captures data continuously in a special format from dusk till dawn, analysing it for potential meteors as it goes. In the morning, the system automatically reanalysed all detections to reject non-meteors, then uploads the good data to our servers. The software can make a rough estimate of the shower, direction and velocity of the meteors, but for more detailed analysis the data is fed to the UK Meteor Network and Global Meteor Network servers. Combining data from multiple stations allows us to work out the orbits of the meteoroids that caused the meteor, and sometimes their approximate size and mass – and whether they made it to the ground. (source )
Setting up your own meteor camera is simple. You can order the parts as a kit from the UKMON ordering page for around £185 or you can build the camera from the kit list.
Once in place and configured, the cameras run unattended and upload data each morning.
Global Meteor Network
The Global Meteor network is a global network of meteor detection cameras. Data is freely available on the GMN website. Data is viewable here where you can see meteor detections graphically represented for all cameras (searchable) on the network.
More details on how to use this page can be found in the Meteor News article – VISUALIZING METEOR GROUND TRACKS ON THE METEOR MAP