May 22/23/24/25 Meteors
May 25, 2010
Video meteor rates have varied by a factor of 3 over the past 3 nights. Each night was clear though the low rates on the night of May 22/23 may have been due to lots of wind-blown dust in the air. The night of May 23/24 was a late start. I was so caught up in the LOST finale that I almost forgot to turn on my camera.
With no confirmed showers active this week, most of the meteors have been sporadics with the occasional antihelion. Rates should be suppressed over the next week as the bright Moon enters the morning sky.
I changed the theme (format and background) of the blog yet again. The current theme is very similar to the previous one. Its advantages are the easy-to-use category tags at the top of the blog and increased readability.
Obs Date(UT) Time TOT SPO ANT TUS 2010-05-25 08h01m 14 13 1 TUS 2010-05-24 04h06m 9 8 1 TUS 2010-05-23 07h24m 5 4 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 - Antihelion