August 8/9 Meteors

Clouds and the occasional drizzle were the norm for most of last night. As is usual during the monsoon, the clouds parted and I was able to get an hour or so of time on the sky. Still in only ~1.5 hours, my all-sky cam detected 9 meteors and my small FOV cam saw 15. Those are real healthy numbers and I can’t wait to see how many I get tonight which should be clear (fingers crossed …).

Obs  Date(UT)      Time    TOT SPO ANT CAP PAU PER SDA AUP BPE ERI KCG
SAL3 2010-08-09   01h 19m   15  8   2   1   0   4   0   0   0   0   0
ALLS 2010-08-09   01h 36m   9   2   0   1   0   5   0   0   0   1   0

SAL3 - SALSA3 camera in Tucson (Carl Hergenrother)
ALLS - Near all-sky camera in Tucson (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
CAP - Alpha Capricornids
PAU - Piscis Austrinids
PER - Perseids
SDA - Southern Delta Aquariids
AUP - August Piscids
BPE - Beta Perseids
ERI - Eta Eridanids
KCG - Kappa 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

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