The Observatory MPC J87 at La Cañada participates in the studies on minor bodies promoted by the Group on Meteorites, Minor Bodies, and Planetary Sciences of the Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC-IEEC).

miércoles, 27 de mayo de 2009

More double station meteors

Another two events detected in double station by the cameras at La Cañada (Avila) and Lacoma (Madrid),

2009 May 27 at 01:26:26 UT
2009 May 20 at 23:51:20 UT

The recorded times agree to a fraction of a second indicating that the software used to keep the PCs time synchronized (Dimension 4) is doing fairly well.
This time sync software uses network time protocol (ntp) to maintain the PC clocks up to date.
The time signals are provided by atomic/GPS clocks and then feed over the internet through a hierarchical multi stratum architecture of time servers.

viernes, 8 de mayo de 2009

First double station meteor

On 2009 May the 9th at 01:57:17 UTC a meteor has been recorded simultaneously by the cameras located at Lacoma (Madrid) and La Cañada (Avila). This seems to be the first time an event is captured by both cameras at the same time.