Oct 6/7/8 Meteors

Catching up on results from the past two nights. There hasn’t been much activity from the October Camelopardalids (OCA) or Giacobinids (GIA) this year. The OCAs were predicted to peak over the Pacific basin on the morning of Oct 5. Most of the western US and Canada were plagued with clouds and there are no reports (that I know of) of activity over Asia, Alaska or Hawaii.

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO NTA STA DAU ORI OCA GIA
Carl 2008-10-07   9h 26m  21  18  2   0   1   0   0   0
Bob  2008-10-07  10h 28m  72  51  5   9   0   4   1   2
Carl 2008-10-08  10h 45m  22  14  0   2   1   5       0
Bob  2008-10-08  10h 23m  90  61  8   14  2   4       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
OCA – October Camelopardalids
GIA – Giacobinids (also known as Draconids)

Bob’s camera caught a nice bright SPO meteor on the morning of Oct 7. The meteor starts just to the lower right (southwest) of the Pleiades.

51 UT.

SPO meteor over Chula Vista on Oct 7 at 09:51 UT.

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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