Feb 19/20/21 Meteors
February 21, 2009 6 Comments
Tucson has been experiencing a nice stretch of clear nights the past few days. Any bouts of cirrus have been short-lived. San Diego hasn’t been as lucky though the night of Feb 19/20 was clear.
The night of Feb 19/20 did see a few meteors that appeared to come from a common radiant. Four of the 18 meteors detected in Tucson that night and 2-4 of the 23 meteors detected in San Diego may be from a previously unknown (at least to me) radiant in the middle of Ophiuchus (rough positions, RA=257, DEC=+0, give or take a few degrees). No activity from this suspected radiant was observed on the next night.
Obs Date (UT) TotTime TOT SPO ANT DLE TUS 2009-02-21 11h 07m 12 9 3 0 SDG 2009-02-21 10h 58m 3 3 0 0 TUS 2009-02-20 10h 58m 18 18 0 0 SDG 2009-02-20 10h 31m 23 20 2 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
DLE – Delta Leonids