Oct 21/22 Meteors

The Orionids were still going strong last night. For the 2nd night in a row, my cameras pick up 113 Orionids. Based on the IMO’s real time activity plot, ZHR rates have ranged between 20 and 50 for the past 3 nights.  Rates should start to fall from here on out. Still observers should be able to pick up 15-30 meteors per hour from dark sites tonight.

Bob’s report from the Mojave : “The second night of observing produced even more activity than the first. The unusual number of EGE’s is probably due to misidentified ORI’s. The high number of LMI’s is probably real although we saw less than half this many visually.”

TUS Oct-22  11h 09m 157  29  3   3  113  1   2   5   1
SDG Oct-22  04h 07m 234  54  7   9  137  4   -   11  12

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)
NTA/STA – Northern and Southern Taurids (includes Antihelions)
ORI – Orionids
ZTA – Zeta Taurids
OUI – October Ursae Minorids
SSA – Sigma Arietids
EGE – Epsilon Geminids
LMI – Leonis Minorids


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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