August 1/2 Meteors

Arizona’s respite from the monsoon continues. The night of July 31/Aug 1 was crystal clear yet again and produced 51 meteors. It is apparent that meteor rates continue to be elevated which is expected for this time of year.

Last night some clouds came through. These clouds were the result of increased humidity as outflow from storms over southern NM blew across the region. All of this is a sign that the monsoon is set to resume in AZ over the next day or two. So don’t be surprised if the number of meteors being detected by my system takes a nosedive again.

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT CAP SDA PAU PER
TUS  2009-08-02  08h 17m  23  8   0   1   7   0   7
SDG  2009-08-02  01h 56m  58  43  2   1   4       8
TUS  2009-08-01  08h 15m  51  21  1   6   9   2   12
SDG  2009-08-01  04h 00m  117 65  6   4   18  1   23

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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