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Mission statement - CAMS is an automated video surveillance of the night sky in search of meteor showers to validate the IAU Working List of Meteor Showers. [Contact]

Day-by-day tally

Meteorite falls:
Chelyabinsk fall (2013-02-15)
Novato fall (2012-10-17)
Sutter's Mill fall (2012-04-22)

eye Report visual accounts of fireball sighting here.

Report possible meteorite finds from Novato or Sutter's Mill:

California map of station locations.
map NZ
NewZealand map of station locations.
map NL
BeNeLux map of station locations.
map MA
Atlantic map of station locations.
map FL
Florida map of station locations.

Key Personnel:

Dr. Peter Jenniskens,
SETI Institute, Principal Investigator
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Peter S. Gural,
S.A.I.C., meteor detection algoritms

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Matt Day and Lorena Perez,
Border Collie Solutions, Inc., video surveillance

Rick Morales,
Fremont Peak Observatory

Bryant Grigsby,
CAMS station at Lick Observatory
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Jim Albers,
CAMS station Sunnyvale

Dave Samuels,
Single CAMS networks

Jeremie Vaubaillon,
Observatoire de Paris, France, Meteor stream dynamics modelling
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David Nesvorny,
SWRI, Boulder, zodiacal dust cloud modelling
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Carl Johannink,
Coordination BeNeLux network

FP - Fremont Peak Observatory:
LO - Lick Observatory:
SV - Sunnyvale:
LI - Lodi Clear Sky Clock:

News blog:

2015, April 6 - At the SETI Institute, Peter Jenniskens has caught up with the CAMS data reduction and reports a tally of 232,000 at the end of 2014 and 241,000 at the end of February.

March 31 meteor

2015, April 4 - Pete Gural modified the Mosaic program to also plot the max pixel intensity files in gnomonic projection. The result is shown for Sunnyvale and Lick Observatory in these images of the bright March 31 meteor. The meteor moved from left to right through multiple camera fields.

SV fields April

2015, April 4 - Today, Jim Albers followed by pointing Sunnyvale towards Forresthill, tilting the box by 14.4 degrees towards azimuth 40 degrees from North. The figure shows the overlap. Southern fields are overlapped by Lick Observatory and Fremont Peak. For now, we will operate the cameras in this manner, expanding the CAMS network surface area.

FH fields April

2015, April 3 - A new phase in the CAMS meteor orbit survey has started. Yesterday, Jim Wray re-positioned the Foresthill camera box towards Sunnyvale. The figure shows the new layout of cameras.

[News archive]

SETI Institute logo Curator: Peter Jenniskens
Responsible NASA Official: Lindley Johnson (NEOO)

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