Asteroids, Comets, Meteors, Helsinki, Switzerland, 30 - 04 June 2014, pp.10-11
Turkish Meteor Surveillance Systems and Network: Impact Craters and Meteorites
O. Unsalan1, M. E. Ozel2, I. E. Derman3, Z. Terzioglu3, E. Kaygisiz1, T. Temel1, D. Topoyan1, A.
Solmaz4, O. Yilmaz Kocahan5, H. H. Esenoglu6, N. Emrahoglu4, A. Yilmaz1, and B. O. Yalcinkaya1
1University of Istanbul, Faculty of Science, Physics Department, Vezneciler-Fatih, TR-34134 Istanbul, Turkey
2Maltepe University, Istanbul, Turkey
3Ankara University, Science Faculty, Astronomy and Space Sciences Department, Ankara, Turkey
4Cag University, Solar Energy and Space Sciences Research and Application Center, (UZAYMER), Adana, Turkey
5Namik Kemal University, Physics Department, Tekirdag, Turkey
6University of Istanbul, Faculty of Science, Astronomy and Space Sciences Department, Istanbul, Turkey
In our project, it is aimed that constructing Turkish Meteor Surveillance Systems and Network in Turkey.
For this aim, the video observational systems from SonotaCo (Japan) were chosen. Meteors are going to
be observed with the spesific cameras, their orbits will be calculated by the software from SonotaCo and
the places where they fell/impact craters will be examined by field trips. Collected meteorites will be
investigated by IR-Raman Spectroscopic techniques and SEM-EDX analysis in order to setup a database.
On the other hand, according to our Prime Ministry Ottoman Archives there are huge amount of reports
of falls for the past centuries. In order to get these data properly, it is obvious that such systems should be
constructed and developed.