AAS 202nd Meeting, May 2003
Session 3 Instrumentation: Ground-based
Poster, Monday, May 26, 2003, 9:20am-6:30pm, West Exhibit Hall

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[3.03] Expanding Fisheye Webcam Network Now Capable of Monitoring Most of the Night Sky

R. J. Nemiroff (Michigan Tech), H. E. Schwarz (CTIO), CONCAM Collaboration, TASCA Collaboration

The growing global network of astronomical fisheye web cameras is now capable of monitoring most of the night sky all of the time. The increased coverage has been made possible by two new CONtinuous CAMeras (CONCAMs) deployed in Earth's southern hemisphere, and the on-line capability of a similar southern hemisphere camera. The new CONCAM sites include the Siding Springs Observatory in Australia and the future site of the South Africa Large Telescope in Sutherland, South Africa. The Tololo All Sky Camera (TASCA) now provides four filter high resolution images, including light pollution bands from Cerro Tololo in Chile, completing global coverage. Potential scientific and educational uses for the growing network of cameras in the Night Sky Live network will be discussed. This work is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation

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