Second Half of September Meteors

The second half of September usually produces a high number of Sporadic meteors as well as a sprinkle from the September Perseids/Delta Aurigid complex, the Nu Eridanids and the Taurid streams. This year was no exception.

The weather was mostly clear here in southern AZ with the occasional bout of clouds/rain. In fact, only 2 nights were completely wiped out by bad weather.

It appears that at some point this summer (perhaps after a MetRec upgrade), my list of showers was replaced with the original MetRec list. As a result, my system was not searching for any of the newly recognized showers. This is apparent when you notice that Bob’s system was identifying Nu Eridanids while mine was not. I need to fix that.

Obs  Date(UT)      Time    TOT SPO ANT SPE DAU NTA STA NUE
SAL3 2010-09-30   10h 28m   26  20  -   -   3   1   2
SAL3 2010-09-29   08h 12m   22  19  -   -   1   1   1
SAL3 2010-09-28   04h 06m   15  12  -   -   1   0   2
SAL3 2010-09-27   09h 56m   26  19  -   -   1   3   3
SAL3 2010-09-26   08h 35m   22  18  -   -   2   2   0
SDG  2010-09-26   05h 27m   24  21  -   -   -   -   3
SAL3 2010-09-25   00h 00m  Bad Weather
SDG  2010-09-25   06h 31m   31  26  -   -   -   -   5
SAL3 2010-09-24   10h 17m   21  17  4   -   0
SDG  2010-09-24   07h 57m   28  22  -   -   -   -   4   2
SAL3 2010-09-23   02h 03m   6   5   1   -   0 
SAL3 2010-09-22   00h 00m  Bad Weather
SAL3 2010-09-21   04h 14m   13  10  2   -   1
SAL3 2010-09-20   09h 36m   20  16  2   -   2
SDG  2010-09-20   05h 40m   31  20  -   -   -   -   6   5
SAL3 2010-09-19   10h 06m   23  20  2   -   1
SAL3 2010-09-18   09h 52m   24  23  1   -   0
SDG  2010-09-18   06h 16m   42  31  -   -   -   -   5   6
SAL3 2010-09-17   10h 03m   27  25  2   -   
ALLS 2010-09-17   10h 31m   14  14  0   -      
SDG  2010-09-17   01h 03m   12  11  -   -   -   -   0   1
SAL3 2010-09-16   10h 00m   33  30  3   -
ALLS 2010-09-16   10h 30m   12  6   0   6
SDG  2010-09-16   06h 27m   26  23  -   -   -   -   2   1
SAL3 2010-09-15   10h 27m   34  32  2   -
ALLS 2010-09-15   10h 27m   5   5   0   0
SDG  2010-09-15   04h 25m   16  11  -   -   -   -   5   0
SAL3 2010-09-14   08h 06m   28  23  1   4
ALLS 2010-09-14   10h 25m   9   9   0   0 
SDG  2010-09-14   07h 07m   32  27  -   -   -   -   5   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 
SPE - September Perseids
DAU - Delta Aurigids
NTA - Northern Taurids
STA - Southern Taurids
NUE - Nu Eridanids

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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