n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - First results for CAMS@SA, and detection of the June e Ophiuchids

Volume 78 Number 7-8
  • ISSN : 0024-8266


Since commissioning and first light for the CAMS@SA camera arrays during the night of 13/14 June, 2019, a number of teething problems have been overcome, including both hardware and software issues, with the result that the two stations are now running smoothly and contributing nightly data to the global CAMS network. During the first sixty days of operation, CAMS@SA determined the orbits and radiant positions of around 4 800 meteors, and participated in the detection of activity from the June e Ophiuchids, confirming the existence of this stream and the relationship with comet 300P/ Catalina. CAMS@SA’s role in the confirmation of the outburst is described, along with a summary of the performance of the two stations to date.

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