New all-sky image gallery launched
Metsähovi Radio Observatory launced a new public gallery for viewing images captured by Metsähovi's all-sky camera.
Metsähovi launced a new all-sky image gallery for viewing images captured by Metsähovi's all-sky camera.
Metsähovi radio observatory operates an all-sky camera for monitoring weather conditions. Detailed weather information is necessary in successfully conducting e.g. quasar observations with the 13,7-meter radio telescope. The camera has been operational since 2012-07-05. Images are saved every 15 minutes. These images can now be viewed in Metsähovi's new all-sky image gallery.
The camera points roughly to zenith. North is up, south is at the bottom, west is on the right, east is on the left.
The camera is an Elphel NC353L 5-megapixel network camera. It uses a Fujinon FE185C046HA-1 fisheye lens giving it a field of view of about 185 x ~165 degrees.