July 17/18/19/20 Meteors

Meteor rates continue to climb though clouds are still hampering the observations.

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT CAP SDA PAU PER
TUS  2009-07-20  01h 04m  4   3   0   0   0   0   1
SDG  2009-07-20  07h 12m  37  25  3   2   1   1   5
TUS  2009-07-19  01h 04m  6   5   0   0   0   0   1
SDG  2009-07-19  07h 54m  17  9   4   1   1   1   1
TUS  2009-07-18  04h 00m  5   5   0   0   0   0   0
SDG  2009-07-18  07h 53m  18  11  3   1   1   0   2

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
PER – Perseids

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

2 Responses to July 17/18/19/20 Meteors

  1. chris says:

    on saturday night at around 22.35 i was looking at the sky when i noticed a large orange glow in front of me,it got bigger for a few minutes then slowly started to get smaller, i knew then i had seen a meteor for the first time in my life ,,wow,, it was 18,th of july 2009 standing at canons park tube station london,i was looking in the north/east at the sky when it happened.
    did anyone see this.
    let me know thanks

  2. clare and roger says:

    On saturday/sunday morning of 18th/19th July at 00.04am, we witnessed a bright green tail moving through the sky from left to right diagonally. it lasted about 4 seconds. We viewed this looking south west from Lewes in Sussex.

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