Dec 19/20 Meteors

We just can’t seem to get rid of the cirrus. The last hours of the night (also when the most meteors are observed) were hampered by thick cirrus.

Still 12 meteors including a single Ursid and Coma Berenicid were detected.

I will be taking the next week off for Christmas. Unless something big happens in the world of asteroid, comets and meteors, I’ll see everyone again the week after Christmas.

Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas!

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT COM URS
TUS  2008-12-20  12h 00m  12  10  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
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

One Response to Dec 19/20 Meteors

  1. Mark Siljander says:

    We are not astronomers, but sitting on a cruise ship in the Atlantic Ocean near southern FL, we saw a huge streak across the sky. It was aprox 12:15 AM EST. How can we find out more about what we saw? Thank you; Mark S.

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