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September 26, 2021


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Stellar Calibration

stellar calibration grid

Example elevation and azimuth grid, shown in Stellarium

Trajectory data can be extracted from stars visible in a video or long exposure photograph of a meteor event. If stars in the video can be identified, then a very precise plane of travel can be determined. If stellar calibration is obtained from two videos with sufficient geographic separation, a very precise meteor trajectory may be calculated.