June 9/10/11 Meteors
June 11, 2009 3 Comments
After another cloudy night, we finally got some good observing here in Tucson. To be honest, that was a surprise since it was cloudy when I went to bed. So I was pleasantly surprised to find that most of the night turned out to be clear and 13 meteors were detected.
Hopefully it will be clear this evening so I can set up my 2nd meteor camera. Having 2 cameras running will double the amount of sky I can cover and as well as the number of meteors detected.
If this works, then the next step will be to set up 1 or 2 additional cameras at another site. Having cameras observe a meteor from sites many miles apart will allow orbits to be determined for each meteor. With orbital info, the meteors actually path through the solar system can be plotted.
Obs Date (UT) TotTime TOT SPO ANT TUS 2009-06-11 07h 09m 13 13 0 TUS 2009-06-10 00h 00m 0 0 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