Dec 4/5 Meteors

Clouds were a problem for the 1st part of the night in Tucson, but after that the night turned out well. Clouds continue to be a problem in San Diego.

From Bob Lunsford’s notes: “Clouds continue to hamper my video observations. Tonight there were some breaks in the cirrus and cirrocumulus so I went ahead and ran the camera. The results were meager but better than nothing!”

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT MON PHO PUP HYD
TUS  2008-12-05  09h 21m  20  16  0   3   0   0   1
SDG  2008-12-05  08h 33m  15  11  2   0   0   1   1

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

One Response to Dec 4/5 Meteors

  1. Chad Baldwin says:

    My mother reported seeing a huge fireball in the sky, Dec 2nd or3rd, at 2:45am Central time, in Southwestern Wisconsin. We were just sort of curious about it. It was in the Northern sky, moving from east to north-west.

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