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MOFID Moroccan Observatory for Fireball Detections is a very young“all sky” camera network. The aim of the network is to record all fireballs on the Moroccan sky in order to study meteors and to allow the recovery of potential meteorite falls. Fireballs trajectory is recorded, the origin of the body in the solar system is calculated as well as the fall area if the meteor is big enough to end up as a meteorite.
MOFID network is a collaborative project, it is a part of the DFN Desert Fireball Network initiated and leaded by the University of Perth Australia. Cameras of MOFID are provided by DFN team as well as the technical support and the calculation of trajectories. MOFID objectives is to cover the entire Moroccan territory, currently, five cameras are installed, and the network is growing.
MOFID partners are Oukaimeden Observatory of Cadi Ayyad University in Marrakech, Al Akhawayne University of Ifrane, Moroccan Ministry of education (Ouzoud college) and private people that agree to install a camera on their roof.