Sept 12th Meteors and Rain

Only detected 3 meteors last night, 1 of which was another September Perseid. I was surprised to even get that many detections since it had been steadily raining for the 1st half of the night. Even though it cleared off around 1am, the camera was covered with dew for the rest of the night. In fact, I could barely make out any stars on the images so the 3 meteors the camera saw must have been bright.

The forecast is for another day of thunderstorms and showers and then we should dry out again.

Date                 TotalTime     TOT    SPO     ANT     SPE

2008-09-12      4h 00m         3        1          1         1

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)
SPE – September Perseids

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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