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Visiting Universidad Catolica Observatory

Only on the second day of my arrival in Chile (Jan 13, 2017) I found myself traveling from Valparaiso to Santiago to go to the Universidad Catolica Observatory (long title: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), for spectroscopic observations (of bright Be stars). It is located about 50-60km from Santiago at an altitude of 1450m (and […]

Tartu Observatory talk

On Wednesday, May 11, I gave a talk at Tartu Observatory (Estonia), where I am spending a few weeks as a visitor. Of course this is by no means something extraordinary. However, it is interesting that they could record the talk so it is available for others to see (or, most probable, for my own […]

Horizontal lines in MetRec

I was disturbed to notice numerous horizontal lines in the video of my meteor camera (see the MetRec image). At the beginning I was afraid that this was due to the fact that the camera was powered in daylight (even with the possibility that the Sun passed through the fov!). I asked around to find […]

Video observations of Perseids 2010 using a DMK camera and UFO Capture

  Project The Perseids 2010 have served as a great opportunity to experiment with video recording of meteors. A DMK camera (DMK 21AF04.AS, The Imaging Source) equipped with a CCTV 2.8mm lens and UFO Capture v2.22 were used. First Results: In total, the camera worked for 17 nights recording 32 meteors (mainly Perseids). Initially the […]

A video tour in Astrophysics at the University of Crete

A video made for the Astrophysics group of Crete, presenting the activities of the group (in Greek language only).