Oct 2/3 Meteors

Both cameras had trouble last night with subpar weather. In Tucson, there were some clouds and lots of haze. In fact, the sky looked very bright and murky during the evening. In Chula Vista, the fog rolled in during the morning hours and limited the number of meteors seen. Almost a quarter of the meteors were Taurids last night. This may be due to the fact that the Taurids are observable all night long while the rate of most non-Taurid meteors peak in the morning when it was foggy and hazy.

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO NTA STA DAU ORI
Carl 2008-10-03   9h 32m  15   8  0   5   0   1
Bob  2008-10-03   8h 00h  24  15  4   4   0   1

TotTime – 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)
NTA – Northern Taurids
STA – Southern Taurids
DAU – δ-Aurigids (Delta Aurigids)
ORI – Orionids

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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