Oct 15/16 Meteors
October 16, 2008
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