Dec 2/3 Meteors

Last night saw quite a few bright meteors over Tucson. Though there were no major showers active, many of the minor showers produced 1 or 2 meteors apiece. This includes a single meteor from both of this week’s far southern showers, the Phoencids and the Puppids/Velids.

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT MON PHO PUP HYD
TUS  2008-12-03  12h 03m  29  22  2   1   1   1   2

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)
ANT – Antihelions
MON – December Monocerotids
PHO – December Phoenicids
PUP – Puppids/Velids Complex
HYD – SIgma (σ-) Hydrids

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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