Sept 17/18th Meteors

Clear skies returned though the Moon is still hampering observing during the morning hours. Last night we bid farewell to the 2008 September Perseids and welcomed the Delta Aurigids. An overview of the Delta Aurigids is given in the September “In the Sky This Month“.

Date                     TotalTime      TOT    SPO     ANT     DAU

2008-09-18 UT    10h 07m       12       9         3         0

TOT – total # of meteors detected
SPO – Sporadics (meteors not affiliated with any particular meteor shower)
ANT – Antihelions (meteors coming from the opposition region, opposite the direction of the Sun)
DAU – δ-Aurigids (Delta Aurigids)

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About Carl Hergenrother
I am a professional astronomer specializing in the study of comets, asteroids and meteors. This blog will focus on my professional and amateur work in this field

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