September 2/3 Meteors
September 3, 2010 2 Comments
Rates were down last night. Compared to the two previous nights, both my cameras detected ~40% less meteors. Since both cameras saw less, it suggests that both bright and medium brightness meteors saw a decline. What does this mean? Probably nothing. Night-to-night variations in meteor rates are common.
Obs Date(UT) Time TOT SPO ANT AUR SAL3 2010-09-03 09h 32m 17 15 1 1 ALLS 2010-09-03 10h 03m 6 5 1 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 AUR - Alpha Aurigids