Oct 1/2 Meteors

The usual assortment of stray Sporadics, occasional September Lyncids, and early Taurids continues. In another few nights, we will start to pick up pieces of Comet Halley as the Orionids build towards an Oct 21/22 peak.

From Bob’s notes from 10/1: “A beautifully clear night produced good rates despite the moonlight. The Southern Taurids were very active producing 20% of the activity seen.” From 10/2: “Despite the very clear skies, moonlight seemed to reduce the number of meteors recorded this morning. STA counts were down 50% from yesterday.”

Obs Date (UT)   TotTime  TOT SPO DAU NTA STA SLY
TUS 2009-10-02  10h 25m   35  29  1   2   0   3
SDG 2009-10-02  09h 36m   59  47  -   -   7   5
TUS 2009-10-01  08h 21m   30  23  2   1   1   3
SDG 2009-10-01  08h 11m   76  59  -   -   15  2

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)
DAU – Delta Aurigids
NTA – Northern Taurids (includes Antihelions)
STA – Southern Taurids (includes Antihelions)
SLY – September Lyncids


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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