Buy UKMON meteor detection camera

Join our UK network and contribute to a global citizen science community.

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What is this UKMON camera?

The UKMON camera kit is a modified version of Global Meteor Network hardware, ready for you to join UKMON the easiest way. We have tried to make this as easy as possible for you to get up and running. This customised kit provides all you need. But you will have to order a few remaining parts due to global shortages and purchasing limits.

Please note this kit still requires a bit of technical knowledge, and it is not a plug and play system. We will try to help you as much as possible on the way, and you might want to join our forum for community support.

What is included

Detailed list of parts you will get as the part of our camera kit on the left. And parts you need to source yourself are on the right.

Current cost: £175 + £10 for postage

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What we supply:

Preconfigured OS image ready to start and become part of UKMON.

  • Camera housing and Bracket, sealant added to front glass and screws
  • Camera mounting plate
  • IMX291 POE Camera, pre-configured for Meteor Detection
  • 4mm Camera Lens
  • Camera to POE cable
  • “No-tools” UKMON camera housing gland
  • UK PLug POE Injector
  • Raspberry Pi Active cooling all metal case
  • Micro-SD card pre-configured with GMN software and UKMON tools
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What you need to get:

Parts not supplied, but required.

  • Raspberry Pi 4B. (2Gb is sufficient but will work with 4Gb or 8Gb versions)
  • Raspberry Pi PSU
  • 2 Ethernet cables, one short one (1 metre) and 1 to go from the location of the Pi to the camera location outside.
  • Wall fixings for the camera housing bracket
  • Good wifi signal required where the Raspberry Pi will be located.

Parts not supplied, but required for initial setup and troubleshooting.

  • Micro-HDMI to HDMI cable
  • HDMI Enabled screen / monitor / TV
  • USB Keyboard & Mouse

UKMON camera build schema

UKMON camera kit
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