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Welcome to the Desert Fireball Network's public wiki. This wiki contains documentation for the the DFN's fireball observatories and data processing procedures for collaborators and team members. The DFN's website can be found at

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 events


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

Todo: find a better name for this section

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Global Fireball Observatory Status Summary

Region Institution Delivered Deployed Need Servicing
πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί DFN (Nullarbor, South Australia, WA Wheatbelt) Curtin University 52 52 13
πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί New South Wales Macquarie University 2 0 0
πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Victoria Monash University 2 0 0
πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australian Capital Territory Australian National University 2 0 0
πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Queensland University of Southern Queensland 3 2 1
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ United Kingdom Imperial College 4 3 1
πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦ Saudi Arabia National Center for Astronomy 2 0 0
πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦ Morocco UniversitΓ© Hassan II de Casablanca 4 3 2
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Western Canada University of Western Ontario 3 1 0
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Eastern Canada University of Alberta 3 3 1
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Arizona, USA Universtiy of Arizona 4 0 0
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ California, USA SETI Institute 5 4 1
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Houston, USA Lunar and Planetary Institue 3 1 0
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Alabama, USA NASA Meteoroid Environment Office 3 1 0
Total 92 65 26