Roque de los Muchachos Observatory

Canary Island Long-Baseline Observatory - ORM

CILBO ORM
CILBO-ORM
Owner institution
State
Operation year
2011

CILBO is a double-station camera setup in the Canary Islands (CILBO = Canary Island Long-Baseline Observatory). Image-intensified video cameras - one on Tenerife, one on La Palma, monitor the same volume of the atmosphere. They are located in automated roll-off roofs. From the obtained data, the meteoroid trajectory can be computed. An additional camera on Tenerife is equipped with an objective grating. For bright meteors (typically 0 mag or brighter), a spectrum is recorded which allows to constrain the chemical composition of the meteor. The system is completely automated and sends the obtained data after every observing night to a central ftp server. It has been in operation since the end of 2011 and scientific results are regularly produced.