Sept 2/3/4/5 Meteors

The weather in Tucson continues to get in the way of meteor observations. This wouldn’t be a problem if it would actual rain. As it stands right now, this is turning out to be one of the driest monsoons on record.

From Bob’s notes: “The full moon has reduced meteor rates to half of what is expected this time of year. On the 4th, fog rolled in during the AM hours further reducing the counts.”

Obs Date (UT)   TotTime  TOT SPO ANT AUR SPE
TUS 2009-09-05  03h 12m   3   2   0   0   1
SDG 2009-09-05  08h 20m   16  15  1   0   0
TUS 2009-09-04  00h 00m      Clouds/Rain
SDG 2009-09-04  09h 00m   12  11  1   0
TUS 2009-09-03  00h 00m      Clouds/Rain
SDG 2009-09-03  09h 14m   27  21  3   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
SPO – Sporadics (meteors not affiliated with any particular meteor shower)
ANT – Antihelions
AUR – Aurigids
SPE – September 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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