Dec 10/11 Meteors
December 11, 2010
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