August 15/16 to 17/18 Meteors

After 3 nights of mostly clouds, last night was clear enough to allow some good video meteor watching. Perseids rates are done big time now that we are a few days past maximum. None of the other active showers appear to be producing much.

Obs  Date(UT)      Time    TOT SPO ANT PER SDA ERI KCG AUD
SAL3 2010-08-18   06h 07m   26  17  3   5   0   0   1   0
SAL3 2010-08-17   00h 19m   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0
SAL3 2010-08-16   00h 00m   Clouds/Rain all night
SAL3 2010-08-15   02h 30m   3   2   0   1   0   0   0   0

SAL3 - SALSA3 camera in Tucson (Carl Hergenrother)
ALLS - Near all-sky camera in Tucson (Carl Hergenrother)
VIST - Visual observations from Tucson (Carl Hergenrother)
SDG - Camera in San Diego operated by Bob Lunsford
Time - 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
PER - Perseids
SDA - Southern Delta Aquariids
BPE - Beta Perseids
ERI - Eta Eridanids
KCG - Kappa Cygnids
AUD - August Draconids

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 August 15/16 to 17/18 Meteors

  1. Debra H says:

    Did anyone else see the fireball in the sky last night in Sonoma? It bordered Sonoma & Kenwood. The smoke trail stayed in the sky for some time. This was just before dark. It was fantastic.


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