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|OAS > PRISMA Project: Italian Network for meteors observations and trajectory studies|
Last update: May 16, 2018
Contact: Francesco Manca ( email@example.com ).
PRISMA (Prima Rete Italiana per lo Studio sistematico delle Meteore e dell'Atmosfera) is a project started with an All-Sky camera installed at the INAF Observatory of Pino Torinese Italy in cooperation with the existing French project FRIPON. In this way has been tested the real performance of the project having the goal to observe and record the fireballs, calculating their trajectories and orbits, reducing the uncertainty area where fragments can be find out before the possible contamination of the terrestrial environment.
Afterwards to the first test, seven camera were connected in the north of Italy within the end of 2016, more other cameras were scheduled to be installed in INAF or Amateur Astronomical Observatories and public facilities in order to cover a 100 km area among them.
|CCD Sensor||Sony ICX445|
|Frame Rate||30 fps|
|Resolution||1.3 Mpx (1296 px x 966 px)|
|Sensor size||4.9 mm x 3.6 mm|
|Pixel size||3.75 μm x 3.75 μm|
At the beginning of the year 2018 n.20 All-Sky camera were in operating status, so at this time Sormano Astronomical Observatory received the request to join the project covering its area in the North of Italy.
(click on the map for the current stations list)
The cooperation to the PRISMA project started in May 2018 when the All-Sky
Geographic coordinates WGS84
|Longitude||9° 13' 42".89 East|
|Latitude||45° 52' 58".80 North|
|Height||1131 m, MSL|
For more details about PRISMA project:
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