Oct 23/24 Meteors

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that I expected the rate of Orionids to start falling last night. It didn’t happen. Though rates have slightly decreased when compared with the previous 3 nights, the Orionids were still near their maximum for an amazing 5th straight night. Visual reports to the IMO’s real-time page confirm the continued elevated rates with activity varying between a ZHR of 25 and 45 meteors per hour.

Orionid_activity

Obs Date(UT)TotTime TOT SPO NTA STA ORI OUI SSA EGE LMI
TUS Oct-24  10h 46m 154  38  4   3   99  1   1   3   5
SDG Oct-24  02h 00m  4   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

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
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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