MAIA: Technical Development of a Novel System for Video Observations of Meteors

S. Vítek, K. Fliegel, P. Páta, P. Koten


A system for double station observation of meteors now known as MAIA (Meteor Automatic Imager and Analyzer) is introduced in this paper. The system is based on two stations with gigabite ethernet cameras, sensitive image intensifiers and automatic processing of the recorded image data. This paper presents the measured electrooptical characteristics of the components and the overall performance of the new digital system in comparison with the current analog solution.


imaging systems; image processing; ethernet camera; image intensifier; system testing; astronomy; meteors

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ISSN 1210-2709 (Print)
ISSN 1805-2363 (Online)
Published by the Czech Technical University in Prague