August 4/5/6/7 Meteors

After a couple nights of rain and clouds, it has cleared out again in Tucson. Last night was probably a nice night of meteors but I forgot to turn my cameras on.

Luckily Bob has better luck and a better memory in SDG. From Bob’s notes: “After a couple of partly cloudy nights, skies cleared enough to allow observations from home. Fog rolled in just before the start of twilight, ending the session 15 minutes prematurely. No Delta Aquarids were recorded tonight, which is strange as this shower continues for at least another week.”

Obs Date (UT)  TotTime TOT SPO ANT CAP SDA PER KCG
TUS 2009-08-07 00h 00m  Forgot to turn on cameras!
TUS 2009-08-06 00h 00m  Clouds all night
SDG 2009-08-06 07h 15m  30  11  2   3   2   11  1
TUS 2009-08-05 00h 00m  Clouds all night

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
PER – Perseids
KCG – Kappa Cygnids


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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