30 November 2017 Recording optical flashes in the night atmosphere from CCD photometer
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Proceedings Volume 10466, 23rd International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics; 1046648 (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2288293
Event: XXIII International Symposium, Atmospheric and Ocean Optics, Atmospheric Physics, 2017, Irkutsk, Russian Federation
Abstract
We present preliminary observational results of short-period variations in the night sky airglow at middle latitudes. Observations were performed by using a CCD-based photometer over 2016 December to 2017 March. The main objective of our study is to determine a possibility of using a CCD camera to record fast optical flashes, and check a capability to separate signals from satellites, meteors, ground lightning discharges, etc. We describe automatic algorithms to select a frame with a flash and to identify the flash type. Based on the primary database of flashes, a preliminary statistical analysis of the results of observations was performed.
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I. D. Tkachev, R. V. Vasilyev, A. V. Mikhalev, S. V. Podlesny, A. G. Setov, "Recording optical flashes in the night atmosphere from CCD photometer", Proc. SPIE 10466, 23rd International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics, 1046648 (30 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2288293; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2288293
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