Oct 13/14 Meteors

Last night was nice in clear in Tucson. Even with the almost Full Moon, 21 meteors were picked up including a nice bright Tau Ursa Majorid. Though only one object was recognized as a TAU, there were 3-5 meteors that appeared to originate near the TAU radiant. Unfortunately, Bob was experiencing camera problems and was not able to get any data to confirm whether the TAU radiant was more active than usual last night.

Tonight is Full Moon. In fact, tonight’s Full Moon is called the Hunter’s Moon. More on the significance of the Hunter’s Moon can be found at Wikipedia and Spaceweather.com.

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO NTA STA ORI TUM EGE
Carl 2008-10-14  10h 56m  21  14  2   0   4   1   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
ORI – Orionids
TUM – Tau Ursa Majorids
EGE – Epsilon Gemininds

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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