Feb 4/5/6 Meteors

Cirrus and the brightening Moon have conspired to keep meteor rates down over southern CA and AZ. These clouds mark the beginning of an unsettled weather pattern that will see up to 3 storm systems affect the southwest US over the next 4 days. Hopefully there will be enough gaps in the clouds to allow a few meteors to be seen.

From Bob’s notes for the night of Feb 4/5: “High clouds were present all night long. They were thin enough to allow observations. I decided to start after the moon had set and managed to capture 8 sporadic meteors despite the cloud cover.”

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT ACE
TUS  2009-02-06  08h 48m  5   4   0   1
TUS  2009-02-05  10h 39m  14  11  2   1
SDG  2009-02-05  02h 52m  8   8   0   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
ACE – Alpha Centaurids

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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