Dec 10/11 Meteors

Check out the International Meteor Organization’s Live ZHR page for the live activity rates for 2010 Geminids. There weren’t many (any …) observations from last night (at least not reported yet). The last night with good coverage was the night of Dec 9/10 when the ZHR was ~17 or 1/7th of the expected rate at maximum.

Last night suffered from bouts of cirrus especially during the first half of the night. Still the number of detected Geminids increased from the previous night for SALSA3 (12 versus 10) but actually decreased in the near all-sky cam (3 versus 5).

Last night also marked SALSA3’s 77th consecutive night with a meteor detection.

Obs  Date(UT)      Time    TOT SPO ANT GEM HYD PSU PUP DAD DLM MON
SAL3 2010-12-11   07h 21m   38  12  5   12  2   0   1   2   2   2
ALLS 2010-12-11   07h 36m   22  8   0   3   2   2   0   1   3   3

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   
GEM - Geminids
HYD - Sigma Hydrids
PSU - Psi Ursa Majorids
PUP - Puppids-Vellids
DAD - December Alpha Draconids
DLM - December Leonis Minorids
MON - Monocerotids

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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