Sept 22/23 Meteors

Some nights you get a lot, some nights not so many. After detecting 25 meteors the previous night, last night only turned up 11 meteors. I wouldn’t read too much into the change in detections from night to night. Based on what has been detected this month, I’d saw my system is finding 20 ± 10 meteors per night. So numbers between 10 and 30 meteors per night are the norm.

Date           TotalTime   TOT   SPO   ANT   DAU
2008-09-23 UT   10h 13m     11    9     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)
DAU – δ-Aurigids (Delta Aurigids)

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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