Nov 22/23 Meteors

Again the weather hampered meteor observations. In Tucson, the cirrus was bad until the last few hours of the night. Luckily, most meteors occur in those last few hours before dawn so the number of detections was still rather high.

From Bob Lunsford’s notes: “The high clouds actually thinned today and covered approximately half the sky when observations started. Soon afterward, a bank of fog rolled in and obscured the sky the remainder of the night. I shut the camera off after one hour of observation in which only one meteor was recorded.”

The poor weather in San Diego is a sign of things to come. Clouds and rain are forecast for both sites this week.

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO NTA STA LEO AMO
TUS  2008-11-23  10h 27m  27  19  4   2   0   2
SDG  2008-11-23  01h 00m  1   1   0   0   0   0

TUS – Camera in Tucson operated by Carl Hergenrother
SDG – Camera in San Diego operated by Bob Lunsford
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
LEO – Leonids
AMO – Alpha Monocerotids

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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