Dec 20/21 Meteors

From Bob’s notes: “After a week of clouds and rain I finally had a decent night to record meteors. The list of active showers has changed considerably since my last post. Nothing out of the ordinary to report tonight. Hopefully the weather will remain favorable for tomorrows Ursid maximum.”

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT COM URS
SDG  2008-12-21  03h 30m  36  31  0   3   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
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 20/21 Meteors

  1. joan miller says:

    Hello, I saw a bright large [star?], tonight at 8:00 pm as it fell straight to earth in the south west sky …….I live in the Sierra foothills of california also called the MotherLode. I called the tv station to see if any other people had called in but no. Well thats all there is. Joan

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