June 9/10 to 17/18 Meteors

It was more of the same over the past week. Meteor rates are still low. With no showers, major or minor, being active, most of the meteors are background sporadics.

It is too bad that rates are so low in June because the weather in Tucson is great for observing. Every night is crystal clear with barely a cloud to be seen. The big question is which will come first, the uptick in meteors that occur every July or the summer rains that herald Tucson’s annual monsoon.

Obs  Date(UT)      Time    TOT SPO ANT
TUS  2010-06-18   05h49m    8   8   0
TUS  2010-06-17   07h49m    10  10  0
TUS  2010-06-16   07h49m    7   6   1
TUS  2010-06-15   07h50m    7   6   1
TUS  2010-06-14   07h50m    8   7   1
TUS  2010-06-13   07h49m    8   7   1
TUS  2010-06-12   07h42m    16  15  1
TUS  2010-06-11   06h25m    7   7   0
TUS  2010-06-10   07h05m    13  11  2

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

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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