Set up your meteor detection camera

Become a contributing citizen scientist. Join our community of meteor detection camera operators and start gathering interesting meteor data.

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Build your own camera system

The Global Meteor Network camera system is based on a raspberry pi computer running open-sourced software. Follow our guides to build one yourself for £175. The UK Meteor Network RMS wiki page is a great start.

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Buy a camera system from UKMON

UKMON can build you a camera kit. Current price is £175. There’s a waiting list and you will be able to register your interest soon. We’ll never share your details. See our Privacy Policy

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Join UKMON

Once you are ready with your camera, start gathering data and join our vibrant community of citizen scientists. We are active on Groups.io and Facebook group

Get started with Dave's help

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UKMON Camera Kit First Steps

Dave Jones takes a close look at what you get in the box when you order a UKMON detection camera and explains how everything fits together to start detecting meteors. All you need is a Raspberry Pi 4B and a power supply.

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RMS meteor camera setup instructions - video #1 - hardware

Dave Jones from the UKMON team will explain what hardware you need to set up your meteor detection camera system using the Raspberry Pi mini-computer.

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RMS meteor camera setup instructions - video #2 - hardware installation part 1

Dave Jones from the UKMON team will show you how to install your meteor detection camera into an enclosure.

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RMS meteor camera setup instructions - video #3 - hardware installation part 2

Dave Jones from the UKMON team helps you get the newly installed camera onto a wall in a simple to follow guide. Dave also explains the tricky cables and how to install LAN cables without cutting them.

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RMS meteor camera setup instructions - video #4 - cabling solution

Dave Jones from the UKMON team will save you headaches and explain the different cabling solutions for your camera. He even his invention to save you cutting cables!

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RMS meteor camera setup instructions - video #5 - starting your raspberry pi

The time has finally come! Your camera is now ready to start detecting meteors, and Dave will show you the software part and how to become part of the United Kingdom Meteor Network.

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