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Earth, Moon, and Planets

, Volume 102, Issue 1–4, pp 205–208 | Cite as

Determination of the Velocity of Meteors Based on Sinodial Modulation and Frequency Analysis

  • Felix Bettonvil
Article

Abstract

In meteor photography the velocity of meteors is generally obtained from a chopper which blocks periodically the incident light beam in front of the camera lens. In this paper I examine modulation of the meteor trail instead with a sinodial function and use frequency analysis to compute accurately the mean atmospheric velocity.

Keywords

Photography Velocity Orbital elements High-precision All-sky Fireball patrol Camera Deceleration Shutter Fisheye lens 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Astronomical InstituteUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy (ASTRON)DwingelooThe Netherlands

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