Oct 18/19 Meteors

The meteors just keep coming. Two nights ago the Tucson camera had with record-breaking night with 40 meteors detected. That record only lasted a single night. Last night produced 70 meteors of which just over half were Orionids. Rates should stay at this level and perhaps even increase over the next night or two.

Bob’s system which can detect meteors many times fainter than the Tucson system was, unfortunately, plagued by clouds. The clouds got so bad that there were no detections during the prime meteor watching hours right before dawn.

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO NTA STA ORI EGE LMI
Carl 2008-10-19  11h 05m  70  25  2   3   38  1   1
Bob  2008-10-19   8h 00m  31  13  5   5    8  0   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
EGE – Epsilon Gemininds
LMI – Leo Minorids

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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