Feb 21/22 – 27/28 Meteors

It has been a week since I posted any nightly meteor data. Unfortunately you haven’t been missing much. Clouds have plagued more than half the nights. Plus even when it is clear, the low meteor rates seen during this time of the year means fewer meteors are detected. In fact, the past 2 nights have been nice and clear in Tucson and yet my camera only picked up 4 meteors per night.

Still Bob’s more sensitive camera has had some good night with 26 and 24 meteors being seen on the night of Feb 23/24 and 25/26, respectively.

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT DLE GNO
TUS  2009-02-28  08h 45m  4   2   1   1   0
TUS  2009-02-27  09h 09m  4   3   0   1   0
SDG  2009-02-27  05h 00m  5   5   0   0   0
TUS  2009-02-26  10h 45m  13  12  1   0   0
SDG  2009-02-26  10h 53m  24  23  1   0   0
TUS  2009-02-25  00h 30m  1   1   0   0   0
SDG  2009-02-25  03h 00m  2   2   0   0   0
TUS  2009-02-24  04h 38m  7   6   1   0
SDG  2009-02-24  04h 27m  26  23  3   0
TUS  2009-02-23  06h 26m  0   0   0   0
TUS  2009-02-22  09h 45m  4   3   1   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
DLE Delta Leonids
GNO – Gamma Normids

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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