Dec 31/ Jan 1 Meteors

Happy New Year!

Last night was a great start to the year with 27 meteors detected. This included 3 Quadrantids and a number of Sporadics that may have been Quadrantids. There have been suggestions that the Quadrantid radiant is rather diffuse and spread out on non-peak nights. As a result a few Quadrantids may have been classified as Sporadics by the MetRec software. You can read more about the Quadrantids in the “In the Sky This Month – Jan 2009” post.

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT COM QUA
TUS  2009-01-01  12h 10m  27  20  1   3   3

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
QUA – Quadrantids

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 31/ Jan 1 Meteors

  1. G Conrod says:

    Witnessed meteor in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada around 11:55pm Dec 31, 2009. Was spectacular and clear evening for viewing.

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