July 13/14/15 Meteors

Meteor rates continue to pick up as we now have 3 active minor showers. In Tucson, the monsoon is back bringing its usual assortment of rain and clouds. In contrast, the weather has been much better for Bob in San Diego.

From Bob’s notes: “It was clear but hazy the entire night. Meteor rates have increased significantly the past few nights and should remain strong for the next month as several meteor showers are increasing in strength.”

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT CAP SDA PAU
TUS  2009-07-15  Clouds all night
SDG  2009-07-15  07h 48m  41  33  3   3   1   1
TUS  2009-07-14  05h 30m  7   5   2   0   0
SDG  2009-07-14  05h 47m  19  16  2   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
SPOSporadics (meteors not affiliated with any particular meteor shower)
ANT – Antihelions
CAP – Alpha Capricornids
SDA – Southern Delta Aquariids
PAU – Piscids Australids

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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