Bulletin of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Astronomy, no. 59, p. 36-41 (2019)

The first results of meteor phenomena observations using automated video-spectral meteor patrol of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University

А. Golubaev, Ph. D. in Phys. and Math. Sci.
Institute of Astronomy, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv

A. Mozgova, Ph. D. in Phys. and Math. Sci.
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv 


In 2018, an observation complex (automatic video-spectral meteor patrol (AVSMP)) was designed and constructed at the Institute of Astronomy, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, for obtaining kinematic and physical characteristics of meteor bodies and their spectra. Cameras were tested in astronomical observations mode with the aim to identify the technical capabilities of the device. This paper presents some of the first results of observations conducted with the help of AVSMP. The created observation complex is intended to expand the material, scientific, as well as educational and scientific base of the Institute of Astronomy. It will be used in the educational process at the Department of Astronomy and Space Informatics of V.N. Karazin KhNU, during practical and laboratory classes, performing bachelor’s and master’s works and developing the newest methods of remote sensing of astronomical objects of the Solar system.  In August 2019, the first baseline observations of Perseid’s meteor shower were conducted using AVSMP. At Chuguev observational station of the Institute of Astronomy, where the complex is located, 225 video fragments with meteors in integral light and 98 videos with spectra of meteors were recorded. In Kharkiv, 132 video fragments with meteors in integral light were recorded by the secondary video camera. Of the obtained observation footage, 98 meteors recorded in the integral light are basic, and another 40 video fragments with spectra of meteors have corresponding basic observations in the integral light.

Key words
Meteor patrol, meteor, meteoroid, meteor spectrum, chemical composition of meteoroids

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17721/BTSNUA.2019.59.36-41