Aurora3D project is challenging for stereo imaging and dome projection of all-sky aurora.
In 2010 we obtained the first all-sky stereo images of aurora in Alaska,and succeeded to project the 3D images on a dome theater for the first time.
In 2011 we are challenging for a remote control of the observation system, and to estimate the altitude of aurora for many different types.
The principle is simple.
Human can see things (at about 100 cm distance) in 3D because human eyes (about 5 cm apart) have slightly different images.
Since the emission altitude of aurora is about 100 km, we need eyes of 5 km apart to see aurora in 3D,based on the proportional relationship.
- This project is supported by [Housou Bunka Foundation]
- Highly sensitive Nikon 3Ds cameras are provided by [Nikon] for this project.
- The 3D aurora images are presented via science live show Universe using the full digital dome theater Synra dome in [Japan Science Museum]
- Portable 3D dome projection system is developed with [NICT].
- This project is collaborated with [Suwa-Seiryo high-scool] for altitude estimation of aurora.
- Aurora images are obtained at Poker Flat Research Range of [Alaska University].