June 1/2 Meteors

June started off in the same way that May ended. Meteor rates continue to be low with only a half dozen or more meteors seen per night. The rates on the night of June 1/2 were even lower due to persistent high cirrus.

With no major or obvious minor showers active, all of the meteors are random Sporadics or Antihelions. Note, at any time there may, emphasis on may, be quite a number of very minor showers active. Almost all of these showers will only produce a meteor per night, or per every few nights, making them very hard to identify and track. That is why the cameras operated by myself and Bob are part of a much larger network. The goal being the detection of hundreds of thousands of meteors which will allow many low active showers to be studied.

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT
TUS  2009-06-02  07h 58m  5   4   1
TUS  2009-06-01  07h 35m  7   6   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
SPOSporadics (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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