Jan 13/14 Meteors

The relatively low levels of meteor activity that we’ve seen over the past week continues. This is due to a bright Moon during most of the night and low background meteor rates during January.

From Bob’s notes: “Rates were slightly less tonight as no Coma Berenicids were recorded. There was one sporadic fireball caught near the Big Dipper and a long “Earthgrazer” that crossed the entire field of view.”

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT COM
TUS  2009-01-14  12h 00m  12  12  0   0
SDG  2009-01-14  11h 52m  28  25  3   0

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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