April 3/4 to 10/11 Meteors

Every night is producing a steady drizzle of meteors. My zenith pointing camera (the northern one is no longer operational, something I’ll need to fix in the future) is detecting roughly 12-14 meteors per night. Only the night of April 5/6 produced subpar numbers which may have been due to lots of dust in the air (it was very windy that day).

The evening of April 7/8 saw a brilliant long-lived fireball. I plan to highlight this fireball in a future post.

Obs  Date(UT)      Time    TOT SPO ANT ZCG
TUS  2010-04-11   09h 29m   17  15  1   1
TUS  2010-04-10   09h 32m   14  10  2   2
TUS  2010-04-09   09h 02m   12  10  2   0
TUS  2010-04-08   09h 35m   13  11  2   0
TUS  2010-04-07   09h 38m   14  13  0   1
TUS  2010-04-06   09h 40m   3   3   0   0
TUS  2010-04-05   08h 57m   13  11  1   1
TUS  2010-04-04   09h 44m   10  7   2   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
ZCG - Zeta Cygnids

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

One Response to April 3/4 to 10/11 Meteors

  1. Debbie says:

    About 10:05pm i saw the brightest fireball and it made a big flash when it hit the ground. I Live just 20minutes outside Topeka, Kansas.

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