July 22/23 Meteor

Both the Tucson and San Diego cameras had to deal with clouds last night. According to Bob: “Fog rolled in near 2am prematurely ending this session. There was also some altocumulus clouds earlier in the evening that may have also affected the rates.” Here in Tucson I was very surprised to even get a single meteor. Now if the sky would just clear for a night or two next week, we should have some nice results as the Southern Delta Aquariids, as well as the Alpha Capricornids and Piscids Australids, peak.

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT CAP SDA PAU PER
TUS  2009-07-23  00h 30m  1   1   0   0   0   0   0
SDG  2009-07-23  05h 00m  12  6   0   3   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
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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