Oct 16/17 Meteors and the Orionids

The Orionids are really starting to ramp up. Almost half of the meteors my camera picked up in Tucson were Orionids. This is especially impressive since the Moon (only a few days past Full) is very close to the Orionid radiant and was in my camera field-of-view for the last half of the night. The number of Orionids should continue to climb over the next few days.

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO NTA STA ORI TUM EGE
Carl 2008-10-17  11h 02m  30  14  1   1   13  0   1
Bob  2008-10-17  10h 41m  68  32  5   6   24  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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