Author Archives: lunaves
Getting two birds with one stone….
It is always interesting to come across other moon-observation initiatives – this one, led by Jose Madiedo from the Universidad de Huelva is surprisingly similar to what we have been trying to do with the lunaves setup. The MIDAS (Moon … Continue reading
Tarifa’s moon tonight…
We have great hopes for the Tarifa station. During past sessions where birdwatchers had done moonwatching, they had peaks of up to one sighting….per second! Compare that with the peak readings of one sighting per minute that we got from … Continue reading
Malta, Gibraltar and now Tarifa!
With Gibraltar on the lunaves map (or nearly – we are still looking for a suitable location where the setup is to be placed) it was time to move on, this time to Tarifa, in Spain. Tarifa is strategically placed … Continue reading
lunaves at Gibraltar
Although we had great results with the trials in Malta, it was always clear that we had to deploy the setup on a major migratory route to see if it cut the mustard. Throughout the past few months we had … Continue reading
Today I dismantled one of the webcams that had been damaged through a burnout. Nothing like moon being super bright – it happens when the scope accidentally points towards the sun during the day while waiting for the moon to come … Continue reading
lunaves going international
We are starting the 2014 with a bang – we are adding two new units to the lunaves network along a major bird migratory route in Europe! Double the units…double the nocturnal migration observations, we hope! The first kit starting … Continue reading
First moon for 2014….
We have had our fair share of rough weather since the start of the new year. There have been days when there was barely the time for the sky to clear up before another storm would set in. The two … Continue reading
Santa clears the skies….
All we ever asked for are clear skies – and it seems Santa heard our wishes. We have had fairly good weather over the past three days – just when we hit full moon with both units in rude health. Perhaps … Continue reading
Ho! Ho! Ho!
It has been a memorable year at lunaves! Sometimes it feels as if we have been working on this for ages – there is so much time spent coding and debugging infront of an editor instead of doing any real … Continue reading
Running one one engine….
Full moon. Clear skies. No wind. And both units recording…. pure bliss! Well that was until a few minutes ago. The Zurrieq unit went into a spin (this is a known issue unfortunately – perhaps with some more free time … Continue reading