Apr 11/12 to 20/21 Meteors

The doldrums of the Spring meteor season continue. The fact that most nights also experienced a good share of cirrus and light cloudiness also haven’t helped meteor observing. The stretch of nights summarized below ends the night before the predicted maximum of the Lyrids. Unfortunately a storm system was also forecast to swing through AZ just in time to wreck the maximum.

Obs  Date(UT)      Time    TOT SPO ANT ZCG LYR PPU
TUS  2010-04-21   02h 26m   5   4   1   -   0   0
TUS  2010-04-20   04h 57m   7   7   0   -   0   0
TUS  2010-04-19   06h 14m   5   3   1   -   1   0
TUS  2010-04-18   03h 05m   1   1   0   -   0   0
TUS  2010-04-17   07h 00m   9   7   1   -   1   0
TUS  2010-04-16   02h 02m   1   0   1   -   0   0
TUS  2010-04-15   06h 13m   5   3   2   -   -   -
TUS  2010-04-14   09h 23m   10  9   1   -   -   -
TUS  2010-04-13   09h 25m   10  8   2   0   -   -
TUS  2010-04-12   09h 27m   8   6   2   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)
ANT - Antihelions
ZCG - Zeta Cygnids
LYR - Lyrids
PPU - Pi Puppids

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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