January 14, 2014 Leave a comment
The most active minor meteor shower during the nights of Jan 10/11 and 11/12 was the December Leo Minorids (DLM). The DLM is one of many showers that seem to be active this time of the year in Leo, Leo Minor and nearby constellations. There is even some debate as to whether the DLM is a real shower or just a part of a continuum of showers.
Obs Date(UT) Time TOT SPO ANT COM DLM NCC XCB SAL 2014-01-11 12h 34m 25 19 3 0 3 0 0 SAL 2014-01-12 12h 33m 27 19 3 1 3 0 0 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 COM - Coma Berenicids DLM - December Leonis Minorids NCC - Northern Delta Cancrids XCB - Xi Corona Borealids