Automatic georeferencing of astronaut auroral photography

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<p><strong>Abstract.</strong> Astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) have taken thousands of high-resolution colour photographs of the aurora, which could be made useful for research if their pointing information could be reconstructed. We describe a method to do this using the star field in the images, and how the reconstructed pointing can then be used to georeference the images to a similar level of accuracy in existing all-sky camera images. We have used this method to make georeferenced auroral images taken from the ISS available and here describe the resulting data set, processing software, and how to access them.</p>

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Riechert, M., Walsh, A. P., Gerst, A., & Taylor, M. G. G. T. (2016). Automatic georeferencing of astronaut auroral photography. Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems, 5(2), 289–304. https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-5-289-2016

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