July 21/22 Meteors

Bob notes the following about this year’s Southern Delta Aquariids: “The lack of Delta Aquarids so far this year seem to validate the new activity period proposed for this shower (July 21 through Aug 30). Rates from this shower should now increase substantially, reaching maximum activity on Thursday July 30.”

Last night looked promising in Tucson with no thunderstorm activity and little in the way of clouds. I was disappointed that only 7 meteors were picked up. Though there were no T-storms in the Tucson area, a large complex of storms to the northwest pushed a gust front through the area last night. The high winds caused a dust storm that covered the Tucson area and made it difficult to observe much of anything last night.

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT CAP SDA PAU PER
TUS  2009-07-22  03h 26m  7   5   1   0   1   0   0
SDG  2009-07-22  07h 00m  30  22  3   2   0   0   3

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

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