Oct 23/24/25 Meteors

Oct 23/24 finally brought a clear night… well at least one with only a little cirrus. The next night was back to fighting with lots of bright moonlit cirrus.

The Orionids are still going strong. Unfortunately my rates are down big time due to the aforementioned clouds and moonlight. Visual reports to the IMO show that after a 4 day plateau with ZHR rates of 35-40 per hour, rates are now in decline. It will be interesting to see how the video rates turn out since southern AZ finally has a night with no clouds.

Obs  Date(UT)      Time    TOT SPO NTA STA ORI EGE LMI SSA OUI ETT BCN
SAL3 2010-10-25   07h 05m   30  9   1   2   15  2   0   -   0   1   0
ALLS 2010-10-25   09h 03m   27  3   1   1   18  2   1   -   0   1   0
SAL3 2010-10-24   10h 25m   46  14  2   1   25  2   1   0   0   1   -
ALLS 2010-10-24   10h 38m   48  2   3   1   32  6   0   3   0   1   -

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  
NTA - Northern Taurids
STA - Southern Taurids 
ORI - Orionids
EGE - Epsilon Geminids
LMI - Leonis Minorids
SSA - Sigma Arietids
OUI - October Ursa Minorids
ETT - Eta Taurids
BCN - Beta Cancrids

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 Oct 23/24/25 Meteors

  1. Arthur R Lennie says:

    Observed black (shadow?) trail in western sky in Inuvik, NT. CANADA at approximately 19:30 Mountain Time. The black trail remain visible for about 15 – 20 min. It seem to emerge beneth some low cloads at about 30 degrees above the horizon. Would have any explanation what I may have seen? Thank you.

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