AstMon-UCM (All Sky Transmission MONitor) is an all-sky camera devoted to measure the astronomical quelity of the night sky. This device belongs to the astronomical observatory of the UCM (Observatorio UCM) on top of the Physics building. Images in B, V and R bands of the Johnson system taken by AstMon-UCM are used to determine atmospheric extinction and to map the night sky brightness.
ASTMON-UCM maps the night sky brightness of the visible sky.
The collected data are useful to establish the quality of the sky and the evolution of its brightness due to the effects of the Light Pollution in Madrid.
All-sky cameras have proven to be powerful tools to continuously monitoring the sky in a wide range of fields in both Astrophysics and Meteorology. The typical parameters to be studied over time are sky Brightness, cloud Coverage and atmospheric extinction.
- AstMon Calar Alto.
- El Cielo de Jaén – Universidad de Jaén
- VLT Instrumentation: MASCOT – Mini AllSky Cloud Observation Tool – ESO
- La Silla – AllSky Camera – ESO
- MMTO SkyCam – The Smithsonian Institute & University of Arizona
- Fred Bruenjes Astronomy – Moonglow Observatory (Warrensburg, Missouri) – AllSky Camera
- Special Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) – Russian Academy of Sciences Institution – AllSky TV Camera
- Paul Beskeen Astrophotography – Bourn, Cambridgeshire, UK – AllSky Camera
- IRF Swedish Institute of Space Physics – Kiruna AllSky Camera
- Sodankyl Geophysical Observatory – University of Oulu – Real time AllSky Camera
- Bayfordbury AllSky Camera
- Institute of Astronomy – University of Cambridge – AllSky Camera
- Kjell Henriksen Observatory (KHO) – Seasonal Auroral Observation with AllSky
Professor Jaime Zamorano:
Facultad de Ciencias Físicas UCM