n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - News note : first light for CAMS@SA

Volume 78 Number 5-6
  • ISSN : 0024-8266


On the night of 13/14 June 2019, sixteen cameras peered skywards and measured the orbits of 49 meteors as they entered earth’s atmosphere at an altitude of around 95km. This was the result of the first-light runs of CAMS@SA, now operating as part of the global Cameras for All-Sky Meteor Surveillance (CAMS) project, run under the guidance of NASA’s SETI Institute.

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