SkyCam/Testing

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Testing[edit]

First images (2008)[edit]

The images below show some of the first test images taken in April 2008 before the camera was permanently installed. The camera was placed on a table on the rooftop deck of the observatory. The first image is of the observatory. The building appears distorted due to the fisheye lens which is used to capture a very wide field of view. The next two images capture the sky and also a portion of the building including the fireplace chimney and dome.

7 April 2008  
17 April 2008
01:08:09 UTC  
18 April 2008
01:21:16 UTC  

Leonids images (2010)[edit]

A series of images were taken during the morning of the 2010 Leonids. The sky was relatively clear and dark.

The meteors appear as a short and thin trail (or streak) as they move during the time exposure. Click on an image to open a larger view to more easily them.

18 November 2010
09:28:24 UTC  
18 November 2010
09:32:42 UTC  

The camera was then mounted on the roof of Ladd Observatory on Dec. 13, 2010.

Quadrantids images (2011)[edit]

A series of images were taken during the early morning of the 2011 Quadrantids. There was a large amount of water vapor in the atmosphere. The camera is very sensitive to city lights reflected off of atmospheric moisture.

The meteors appear as a short and thin trail (or streak) as they move during the time exposure. Click on an image to open a larger view to more easily them.

4 January 2011
04:45:20 UTC  
4 January 2011
05:06:43 UTC  
4 January 2011
06:12:35 UTC  

Quadrantids images (2012)[edit]

Another series of images were taken during the early morning of the 2012 Quadrantids.[1]

The meteors appear as a bright trail (or streak) as they move during the time exposure.

4 January 2012
08:00:08 UTC  
4 January 2012
09:44:02 UTC  
  1. Umbricht, Michael L. (January 4, 2012). "2012 Quadrantids". Ladd Observatory Blog. Brown University. Retrieved 2018-01-13.