May 11/12/13 Meteors

Rates have come down a bit from last week but are still healthy. This is especially true since the prime early morning meteor hours are hampered by the bright Moon. The 2 active showers from last week have ramped down to very low levels of activity. In fact, the Eta Lyrids are no longer being followed by the MetRec automated software. The Eta Aquarids will be followed for a few more days.

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT ETA ELY
TUS  2009-05-13  06h 51m  10  8   1   1
TUS  2009-05-12  08h 17m  7   3   3   0   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
ELY – Eta Lyrids

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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