All-Sky Airglow Imager

Owner

University of Calgary (UofC)


Scientific objectives
REGO is an array of red-line auroral imaging instruments installed in the Canadian North, Alaska, and here at Longyearbyen. The design and manufacturing was funded by the Canadian Foundation of Innovation (CFI) as part of the Resolute Bay Incoherent Scatter Radar (RISR-C) project. The REGO camera array was installed in 2014, and its operation is funded by the Canadian Space Agency as part of the Geospace Observatory Canada project (GO-Canada). The purpose of the REGO imaging array is to observe low energy aurora that emits light in the 630.0nm wavelength (red light). Longyearbyen's 24-hour darkness period of several months allows the unique opportunity to collect data for several months continuously.

Photo of the REGO imager
REGO imager front-end

Contacts
PI: Eric Donovan
Address: UNIS, P.O. Box 156, N-9171 Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
E-mail: edonovan@ucalgary.ca

Instrument specifications
Time resolution: 3 seconds, 2.2 second exposure
Spatial coverage: All sky view
Spatial resolution: 512x512x16 (capable of 2048x2048x16)
 
Open Closed Boundary Open Closed Boundary visible in a REGO image mosaic (left) and a time-series of REGO images (below)
Time series of REGO images