May 2/3/4/5 Meteors

Patchy high clouds have been the norm the past few weeks. The last 3 nights were no exception. Even with the troublesome clouds, a number of Eta Aquarids were observed. Last night was the peak even though the rates were no higher than the previous 2 nights. The clouds may be the reason for that.

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT ETA
TUS  2009-05-05  06h 37m  5   1   0   4
TUS  2009-05-04  08h 48m  9   5   0   4
TUS  2009-05-03  05h 54m  7   2   1   4

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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