July 30/31 Meteors

Yet another great night of above average meteor totals. In Tucson the sky was better and as a result I was able to detect 61 meteors. The Southern Delta Aquariids continue to produce rates consistent with their peak. Surprisingly, the Perseids are putting on a good show even though we are 2 weeks from their max.

From Bob’s notes: “I observed another four hours this morning. The sky did not appear quite as dark as the previous night but there were no high clouds present tonight. Rates were down compared to last night, especially for the sporadic meteors.”

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT CAP SDA PAU PER
TUS  2009-07-31  06h 48m  61  24  4   4   14  1   14
SDG  2009-07-31  04h 00m 102  54  2   3   24  1   18

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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