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).