Sept 16/17 Meteors

Meteor rates continue to be healthy. Still most of the enhanced activity appears to be caused by the Sporadic background and not any particular shower. As Bob notes there was more Antihelion activity than usual.

From Bobs’s notes:  “The night started out cloudy but the skies cleared a couple of hours after sunset. There were a surprising number of Antihelion meteors recorded tonight.”

Obs Date (UT)   TotTime  TOT SPO ANT SPE
TUS 2009-09-17  10h 01m   39  30  5   6
SDG 2009-09-17  07h 56m   52  40  11  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
SPO – Sporadics (meteors not affiliated with any particular meteor shower)
ANT – Antihelions
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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