Nov 4/5/6/7/8 Meteors

The nights of Nov 4/5 and 6/7 both suffered from extensive clouds. The night of Nov 5/6 saw occasional periods of clouds which kept meteor rates down. Last night was nice and clear and it showed as 45 meteors were detected. We are also starting to see some activity from what was once a great shower, the Andromedids, and November’s current highlight shower, the Leonids.

Obs Date(UT)TotTime TOT SPO NTA STA ORI AND LEO
TUS Nov-08  11h 37m  45  27  4   1   8   4   1
TUS Nov-07  00h 00m  Clouds all night
TUS Nov-06  11h 27m  31  16  3   6   6   0   0
TUS Nov-05  06h 47m  2   0   0   0   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)
NTA/STA – Northern and Southern Taurids (includes Antihelions)
ORI – Orionids
AND – Andromedids
LEO – Leonids

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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