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Automatic georeferencing of astronaut auroral photography

Riechert, M., Walsh, A. P., Gerst, A. and Taylor, M. G. G. T. (2016) Automatic georeferencing of astronaut auroral photography. Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems, 5 (2). pp. 289-304. ISSN 2193-0864

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To link to this item DOI: 10.5194/gi-5-289-2016


Astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) have taken thousands of high-resolution colour photographs of the aurora, which could be made useful for research if their pointing information could be reconstructed. We describe a method to do this using the star field in the images, and how the reconstructed pointing can then be used to georeference the images to a similar level of accuracy in existing all-sky camera images. We have used this method to make georeferenced auroral images taken from the ISS available and here describe the resulting data set, processing software, and how to access them.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Meteorology
ID Code:66846
Publisher:European Geosciences Union


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