Jan 4/5 Meteors

Though it rained all night in Tucson, the weather was fine in San Diego and Bob was able to get a good night of video observing in. What a difference 2 nights make. The number of Quadrantids plummeted to only 2 out of a total of 51 detected meteors.

From Bob Lunsford’s notes: “The skies have finally cleared allowing me to again monitor the skies. There is not much left of the Quadrantid shower, which provide such as splendid display on the morning of the 3rd. The Antihelion radiant was also strangely quite this morning, when one would expect at least a meteor per hour from this radiant during the morning hours.”

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT COM QUA
SDG  2009-01-05  11h 22m  51  46  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
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

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