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Welcome to the Desert Fireball Network's and Global Fireball Observatory public wiki. This wiki contains documentation for the the DFN's fireball observatories and data processing procedures for collaborators and team members. The main GFO website is on, Australian DFN website can be found at and the DFN outreach portal is

Please contribute where you can by uploading information, designs and files that will help others with installation, maintenance and operation. By documenting your problems and solutions here, you can help other collaborators get up and running faster. We need your help to get cameras off shelves and under the night sky looking for space rocks!

Fireball Observatories

Documentation to help you get your observatory up and running

Fireball Data

How to access your fireball images and information about how the DFN processes fireball ev

Meteorite searching



Collections of things you might find useful. Contributions to this section are especially appreciated

Todo: find a better name for this section

  • Mechanical Designs for deploying your fireball observatory (add your stand and roof mount designs here)
  • Cables used in fireball observatories and for deployment
  • Photos of Fireballs (add your pretty fireball to the galleries here at reduced resolutions for everyone to see; remember this wiki is open to the public)
  • Photos of Fireball Camera Installations (upload photos of your finished and in-progress installations here)


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