Mar 23/24/25/26 Meteors

The doldrums of March continue, at least with regards to meteor activity. At least the weather has been good though San Diego experienced some fog last night. One plus from the past few weeks, a good fraction of the detected activity has been from the broad antihelion region in Virgo. The MetRec software is only assigning 1 or 2 meteors a night to this source. If we assume the antihelion region is a bit larger than 1/4 to 1/3 of the meteors detected at Tucson are from this source region. This means that a few more meteors than usual are visible before midnight.

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT
TUS  2009-03-26  10h 02m  10  9   1
SDG  2009-03-26  05h 47m  5   3   2
TUS  2009-03-25  06h 01m  9   9   0
SDG  2009-03-25  09h 52m  11  10  1
TUS  2009-03-24  09h 27m  14  13  1
SDG  2009-03-24  09h 56m  11  10  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

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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