AurorEye - Citizen Science All Sky Camera Project
Imagine on your next aurora chase that you have a companion - like R2D2 in the back of Luke's X-Wing.
This companion all sky camera robot will capture the whole night sky with timelapse imagery, providing a record of the evening's auroral activity.
Here is a presentation made to the Aurorasaurus Ambassador community about the goals and early results from AurorEye's first test in the auroral zone near Whitehorse and Dawson.
Follow the progress at @CaptureNorth on twitter
2 second exposures for substorm
higher brightness and motion rate
15 second exposures for morning sector pulsing aurora
lower brightness and slower motion rate
30 second exposures for non-substorm features
low brightness, quite slow motion
So what's next for AurorEye, more features and more testing, as well as visualizations of the resulting imagery