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Log Entry #1 - Introduction

A project log for Meteor Hunter

Using networked cameras, track meteors to discover landing zones and originating orbits.

Natty BumppoNatty Bumppo 06/25/2016 at 00:470 Comments

This is a project I've had kicking around for a little while now, but am only recently starting to hit hard. Many of the basic components are already functional. The system will run, detect meteors (as well as any bright flashing light in the sky), and log them to a database.

All that's needed is a computer and a OpenCV compatible USB camera.

Next steps for the project are:

- Gather more data

- Refine detection algorithms (robustify against clouds, airplanes, moon, etc)

- Camera calibration

- Build up triangulation algorithms

- From here there is calculating landing zones and orbital trajectories

- Build up server

- API, frontend, and backend

-Algorithm for determining location and orientation based on star location and time (see astrometry.net)

- Any other cool things

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