Jan 5/6/7 Meteors

Meteors rates have settled down after the Quadrantid peak. Almost all of the activity has been taking place after midnight though this is partly due to the Moon which is high and bright in the evening.

From Bob’s notes: “I lost the 6th to a mix of high and low clouds. I can tolerate high clouds but low clouds often create thousands of false detections which is difficult to sort. This morning was mostly clear with only thin cirrus present at times. As Carl mentioned in his most recent installment, the moon is preventing us from detecting any faint meteors.”

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT COM
TUS  2009-01-07  11h 22m  16  14  1   1
SDG  2009-01-07  05h 50m  40  34  2   4
TUS  2009-01-06  03h 02m  10  9   0   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

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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