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Balloon-borne video observations of Geminids 2016

  title={Balloon-borne video observations of Geminids 2016},
  author={Francisco Oca{\~n}a and Alejandro S{\'a}nchez de Miguel and Orison team and Daedalus Project},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
We investigate the observation of meteors with video cameras in stratospheric balloons, overcoming tropospheric handicaps like weather and extinction. We have studied the practical implementation of the idea, designed and tested instrumentation for balloon-borne missions. We have analysed the data of the Geminids 2016 campaign, determining the meteoroid flux just before the maximum. This text is an adaption of the work by the first author for his PhD Thesis: Techniques for near-Earth… 



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First scientific results of the Fireball Detection Station at UCM Observatory

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The Mass Index and Total Mass of the Geminid Meteoroid Stream as Found with Radar, Optical, and Lunar Impact Data

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A summary of the research of Geminid meteoroid stream

A review of observational and theoretical studies of the well-known major meteoroid stream Geminids is presented. We also give a summary of the studies of the relationship between the stream and its

The Lomb-Scargle Periodogram in Biological Rhythm Research: Analysis of Incomplete and Unequally Spaced Time-Series

  • T. Ruf
  • Environmental Science
  • 1999
The Lomb–Scargle periodogram may serve as a useful method for the study of biological rhythms, especially when applied to telemetrical or observational time-series obtained from free-living animals, i.e., data sets that notoriously lack points.

Least-squares frequency analysis of unequally spaced data

The statistical properties of least-squares frequency analysis of unequally spaced data are examined. It is shown that, in the least-squares spectrum of gaussian noise, the reduction in the sum of

Activity of the 1998 Leonid shower from video records

Abstract— Video observations of the Leonid shower aboard two aircraft in the 1998 Leonid multi‐instrument aircraft campaign and from ground locations in China are presented. Observing at altitude

Monthly Reports of the AKM/IMO Video Meteor Network

  • http://www.imonet.org/reports/ . IMONET website
  • 2013