Dec 18/19 Meteors

The series of storms which brought clouds, rain and snow to the southwest US has finally moved out. For all of the clouds, Tucson received very little rain (only ~0.05″). Last night was the clearest night in over a week, though fog kept the number of detected meteors low.

A week ago, there were a number of active showers including the Geminids, Sigma Hydrids, Puppids/Velids and the Monocerotids. All of these showers are no longer active. In their place, we now have the Coma Berenicids and the Ursids.

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT COM URS
TUS  2008-12-19  12h 12m  8   8   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)
ANT – Antihelions
COM – Coma Berenicids
URS – Ursids

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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