Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Video from BMLCam1 May 14/15, 2013

Dan Caton, Professor and Director of Observatories, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC has just uploaded a video from our up-graded BMLCam1 located on Jonas Ridge, NC and overlooking Brown Mountain.

YouTube video of May 14/15, 2013 BMLCam1

The 4 minute video is composed of 8 hours worth of 30-second time exposure still shots over the night of May 14 & 15, 2013.  BMLCam1 is owned, maintained and operated by Professor Caton for Appalachian State University.

The video clearly shows vehicle headlights on NC Highway 181 at the Brown Mountain Lights overlook, stars in the night sky, airplanes, flashing communication tower lights, and miscellaneous stationary electric lights in the valleys beyond Brown Mountain.  While no unexplained lights are visible in the video, the plan is to run the camera as often as possible to look for unexplained lights or light phenomena.  Additional telephoto lens upgrades are planned.