7.6 FTP_ApplyCal2Detectinfo

This routine will correct the positions referring to a previous calibration file with the latest calibration file.

  • Start FTP_ApplyCal2Detectinfo.exe
  • Navigate to the right directory ‘C:\CAMS\ArchivedFiles\yyyy_mm_dd_hh_mm_ss\’
  • This takes only fractions of a second. Close the window when finished.

Running FTP_ApplyCal2Detectinfo.exe asks only to select which DetectInfo.txt file has to be corrected by the new cal-file. Therefore select the appropriate ‘C:\CAMS\ArchivedFiles\yyyy_mm_dd_hh_mm_ss\’.

This program will be done in just fractions of a second and create a new file for FTPdetectinfo_388_yyyy_mm_dd.txt as FTPdetectinfo_388_yyyy_mm_ddC.txt with the corrected positional data valid for the Cal-file mentioned above each meteor data listed in the DetectInfo.txt. Note that the FTPdetectinfo file has been properly corrected and has a ‘C’ at the end of its filename.

As our Detectinfo file contains a lot of other moving objects, in order to keep the further processing of the data manageable, all false detections must be removed visually by the camera operator. This is the most time consuming aspect of CAMS for the camera operator and may require few minutes of time to do for each camera.

Figure 45 – Screenshot of FTP_ApplyCal2Detectinfo.exe.


More about FTP_ApplyCal2Detectinfo (post capture) by Pete Gural

Apply latest CAL files to user specified detectinfo file

Input: FTPdetectinfo*, CameraSites, CAL* (uses most recent CAL <= date)
Output: FTPdetectinfo*C appends C to indicate new cal applied
Applies the latest CAL files to the Detectinfo file generated one appended with “C”. Updates the ra/dec and az/el.
FTP_ApplyCal2Detectinfo can now be run from a batch file
FTP_ApplyCal2Detectinfo.exe  FTPdetectinfo_FullPathFilename
FTP_ApplyCal2Detectinfo.exe   User prompted to navigate to FTPdetectifo_* file
FTP_ApplyCal2Detectinfo.exe  C:\CAMS\CapturedFiles\FTPdetectinfo_0100_2010_…txt   No user prompts.