CAMS Chile Cerro Tololo

CAMS (Cameras for Allsky Meteor Surveillance) provide automated video surveillance of the night sky to validate the IAU Working List of Meteor Showers. The CAMS Chile camera network consists of three (3) stations: 

  • 8001-8016 CT Cerro Tololo 
  • 8021-8036 SI La Silla 
  • 8041-8056 LS La Serena 

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CAMS Chile Cerro Tololo

Name(s)

CAMS Chile Cerro Tololo

Status

Operational

Broad Science Goals

  • Validate the IAU Working List of Meteor Showers in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Observing campaign to monitor meteor activity caused by asteroid Bennu for the duration of the NASA OSIRIS-REx mission until 2025.

Site

Cerro Tololo, Chile

Location Coordinates

30º 10’ 04.33"S

70º 48’ 19.36"W

Altitude

2153 meters (7060 feet)

Enclosure

Box

Type

Optical 

Optical Design

16 Photographic lenses, Pentax f1.2

Field of View

20 x 30 degrees

Diameter: Primary M1

0.012 meters (16 Pentax 12-mm lenses)

Material: Primary M1

 

Mount

None

First Light Date

2019

Adaptive Optics

None

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