May 1/2 Meteors

May started off well with a dozen meteors detected. Last night suffered from cirrus all night long due to a Pacific storm that will mostly miss Arizona. By tonight the sky should once again be clear.

Activity from the Eta Aquarids (ETA) remains low as only a single ETA was seen on each night. The number of ETAs should start increasing in earnest as we approach the ETA peak on Tuesday morning.

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT ETA
TUS  2009-05-02  06h 37m  2   1   0   1
TUS  2009-05-01  08h 48m  12  9   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
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

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