Oct 5/6 Meteors
October 7, 2008 3 Comments
The weather has cleared here in the southwest US. Bob’s Chula Vista site was clouded out the previous two nights and my Tucson sight lost a night.
Two additional meteors showers are now active, the October Camelopardalids (OCA) and the Giacobinids/Draconinds (GIA). The OCA were predicted to peak on the morning of the 5th. Unfortunately, both my and Bob’s cameras were clouded out. I have not read of any reports about the peak of this shower.
Obs Date (UT) TotTime TOT SPO NTA STA DAU ORI OCA GIA Carl 2008-10-06 9h 57m 20 12 2 1 0 3 2 0 Bob 2008-10-06 10h 32m 79 61 5 10 0 1 2 0
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
OCA – October Camelopardalids
GIA – Giacobinids (also known as Draconids)