Planet Earth, November 25, 2017 (by Grig Richters): We really love our asteroid community and the Exoss Citizen Science Team from Brazil are a fantastic example of how great this community is. It‘s all about a passion for science even if there is no (or very little) money involved. Eduardo from the Exoss team added: “It‘s about the study of meteors with scientific methodology: Their origins, nature and characterisation of their orbits.“
Eduardo P. Santiago, Camera Manager & Co-Founder at Exoss, contacted me this morning and shared this stunning meteor with me. He and his team captured it last night (in the early hours of November 25, 2017) in São Sebastião city, São Paulo, Brazil. They are using a surveillance camera which is a “cheap option because we don’t have funds to buy a more expensive [camera]“, he told me.
Apparent magnitude is about -3.1, 1,5 Seconds of duration. Captured at 01:07 AM UTC TIME on November 25, 2017.
If you love what they do and want to learn more about EXOSS or get involved with them, then please visit their website, here. I also pasted some information below which Eduardo provided me with:
The EXOSS is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is the study of meteors with scientific methodology: their origins, nature and characterization of their orbit.
– Register meteors and develop astrometric and astrophysical studies
– Catalog new radiants from southern hemisphere
– Collaborate with educational institutions and research contributing to society
– Encourage the production of scientific papers
The EXOSS consists of associates, professional and amateur astronomers committed to science, practicing the concept of Citizen Science.
We have meteor monitoring stations in 12 states, 46 associates (9 teaching and research institutions) with 46 stations and 66 cameras.
Recently our coordinator was one of the selected for the NASA FRONTIER DEVELOPMENT LAB program where he participated for two months of studies and development of new methodologies of meteor classification with the purpose of identifying comets of long periods, where also we established partnership in the studies of meteors with the NASA CAMS SETI network.
More captures of HD CAMERA:
Compilation of 1000 meteors in 17 days by one camera station at public observatory:
Institutional video explain how meteor research work:
13 May bolide over São Sebastião city São Paulo:
And data compilaton:
We’re partner of American Meteor Society and International Meteor Organization
Here in Brazil our first partner is National Observatory:
Here in Brazil our first partner is National Observatory and we have more 8 instructions working hard.
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