Schie’s observatory – Nittedal, Norway

Background radiation (beta, gamma and x-ray radiation).

The radiation data is collected by a Raspberry Pi running Ubuntu Server connected to a GQ GCM-500+ Geiger counter. It detects particles from ionizing radiation in form of x-rays, gamma and beta radiation.

CPM are read through the USB port using Python and the data is feed into a RRDTool database.

The radiation measured is usually around 10 to 40 CPM (counts pr. minute).

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