Oct 15/16 Meteors

Rates continue to be elevated in spite of a bright Moon. Over the next few nights, the number of Orionids should greatly increase. By early next week, the Orionids should dominate. Since the Orionids are one of the best meteor showers, I will post more over the weekend on their history, what to expect this year, and how to observe them.

Quite a few Epsilon Geminids were also picked up last night. This weak shower which is usually overwhelmed by the Orionids should be near its peak over the next few days.

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO NTA STA ORI TUM EGE
Carl 2008-10-16  10h 58m  27  18  1   2   2   1   3
Bob  2008-10-16  10h 11m  58  30  2   7   12  1   6

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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