August 18/19 Meteors
August 19, 2010 2 Comments
Another clear night… The Moon is starting to be a problem in the evening hours. For the rest of the week the Moon will set before the prime meteor watching hours in the early morning.
We are near the peak time of the Kappa Cygnids. This shower produces some of the most notable meteors, often ending with a bright flash. Last night didn’t produce any. Maybe we’ll see more tonight.
Obs Date(UT) Time TOT SPO ANT PER SDA ERI KCG AUD SAL3 2010-08-19 08h 11m 32 20 4 4 0 2 0 2 ALLS 2010-08-19 07h 35m 10 4 0 5 0 1 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 ERI - Eta Eridanids KCG - Kappa Cygnids AUD - August Draconids