Jan 3/4 Meteors

A night after their peak the number of Quadrantids are down sharply. Amazingly the total number of meteors was up from a night ago as the number of Sporadics made up for the lack of Quadrantids.

Bob’s notes from the night of Jan 3/4 : “Thick high clouds delayed the start of recording tonight. It was mostly clear between 3 and 11 UT (7pm to 3am PST). After 11 UT, thick high clouds obscured the sky effectively ending observations for the night.”

Obs  Date(UT)      Time    TOT SPO ANT DLM AHY JLE QUA
TUS  2010-01-04   11h 28m   32  19  2   5   1   0   5
SDG  2010-01-04   07h 36m   35  24  6   2   2   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)
ANT - Antihelions
DLM - December Leonis Minorids
AHY - Alpha Hydrids
JLE - January Leonids
QUA - Quadrantids

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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