July 25, 2014 Leave a comment
The monsoon has been on hiatus here in Tucson and finally we had two relatively clear nights. There were still a few clouds and last night was very murky with lots of dust coming up from Sonora thanks to a strong Gulf of California surge. (If you’re interested, the Madweather blog is a great source for understanding the weather in southeastern Arizona.)
The Southern Delta Aquariids and Alpha Capricornids are the most active showers. A handful of meteors was also seen from the Perseids radiant though they might also be Psi Cassiopeiids as mention in the previous post.
The monsoon moisture has raced back into Tucson today so tonight will probably involve more battles with the weather.
Obs Date(UT) Time TOT SPO ANT PPS SCA CAP JPE PAU PER ZED SDA SIA ERI SAL 2014-07-25 05h 45m 16 6 0 0 - 2 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 SAL 2014-07-24 07h 30m 19 9 0 0 2 3 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 also no MUL or GDR were seen over the 2 nights SAL - SALSA3 camera in Tucson (Carl Hergenrother) VIS - Visual observations from Tucson (Carl Hergenrother) Time - Total amount of time each camera looked for meteors TOT - Total number of meteors detected SPO - Sporadics (meteors not affiliated with any particular meteor shower) ANT - Antihelions PPS - Phi Piscids SCA - Sigma Capricornids CAP - Alpha Capricornids JPE - July Pegasids PAU - Piscis Austrinids PER - Perseids ZED - July Zeta Draconids SDA - Southern Delta Aquariids SIA - Southern Iota Aquariids ERI - Eta Eridanids MUL - Mu Lyrids GDR - July Gamma Draconids