Southland Astronomical Society Meteor Camera
In 2023 October, the society joined the New Zealand section of the Global Meteor Network, by installing a meteor camera at Sandy Point. It is number NZ0025.
There are now four of these cameras in Invercargill. The orange coloured dot shows ours. And there are two on Stewart Island.
Each evening after sunset they turn on and record 25 images per second of the night sky, then turn off just before sunrise. The Raspberry Pi (RPi) computer connected to them then processes these images into a series of sky images, a time lapse video and several analytical diagrams Including a Radiant Map. Then the data is uploaded to a computer server at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, where it is further processed with similar data from the roughly 1000 other cameras around the world.
You can access our camera’s imagery via this link:
This will give you further links to the various nights the camera has been operating. You will have to scroll down to the bottom to get the latest night.
To see all of New Zealand’s cameras’ images on the latest night, use this link:
Scroll down to the station you want and click on ‘- Latest Successful Calibration’. The other three
Invercargill stations are NZ0003, NZ000N and NZ000P.