Meteors from Last Week (Mar 30/31 to Apr 5/6)

It has been awhile since our last posting of meteor observations. This post catches us up.

The weather has been OK in Tucson. Every night has been partially clear though cirrus is still a problem from time to time. Rates remain low which is normal for this time of the year. Also the bright Moon isn’t helping. Rates should stay low until around April 20th when the Lyrids ramp up.

From Bob’s notes for the past 2 nights: “It’s been clear the past two mornings. An unusually large number of Antihelion meteors were captured on the 6th.”

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT
TUS  2009-04-06  07h 18m  4   3   1
SDG  2009-04-06  05h 42m  23  16  7
TUS  2009-04-05  08h 53m  4   3   1
SDG  2009-04-05  08h 33m  21  19  2
TUS  2009-04-04  06h 06m  5   5   0
TUS  2009-04-03  09h 46m  4   3   1
TUS  2009-04-02  07h 59m  6   6   0
SDG  2009-04-02  03h 26m  6   4   2
TUS  2009-04-01  09h 40m  10  8   2
TUS  2009-03-31  09h 52m  6   6   0
SDG  2009-03-31  09h 41m  19  15  4
TUS  2009-03-30  08h 16m  6   5   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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