Apr 19/20 Meteors

Lyrid rates continue to crawl higher. If we use last year as a guide, tonight will see a few more Lyrids before the majority of the activity kicks in on Wednesday morning. According to the Live ZHR chart at the IMO, visual observers are seeing 2-4 Lyrids per hour from dark sites.

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT PPU LYR ETA
TUS  2009-04-20  07h 45m  9   5   1   0   3   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
PPU – Pi Puppids
LYR – Lyrids
ETA – Eta Aquarids

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

One Response to Apr 19/20 Meteors

  1. Sam Ramos says:

    this must of been on of the parts of that comet we saw here in Austin Texas on April 19 2009

    my cousin recorded it and placed on you tube

    http://www.youtube.com/user/casy3000

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