Dec 15/16 Meteors

Two nights ago my cameras detected a total of 206 Geminids (some were probably duplicates). One night ago the total number dropped to 32 Geminids. Last night the number of Geminids was a whopping 2. It’s amazing how quickly the Geminids can fall off after their peak. It is safe to say that the 2010 Geminids are pretty much over for visual observers.

Last night marked SALSA3’s 82nd straight night with a meteor detection. With it currently raining and more forecast for tonight the streak may very well end at 82.

Obs  Date(UT)      Time    TOT SPO ANT GEM HYD DAD DLM MON COM
SAL3 2010-12-16   05h 54m   19  10  1   0   2   1   3   1   1
ALLS 2010-12-16   04h 58m   19  12  1   2   1   1   2   0   0
HERM 2010-12-16   11h 31m   9   7   0   1   1   -   -   0   0

SAL3 - SALSA3 camera in Tucson (Carl Hergenrother)
ALLS - Near all-sky camera in Tucson (Carl Hergenrother)
VIST - Visual observations from Tucson (Carl Hergenrother)
VISH - Visual observations from Hermosillo (Salvador Aguirre)
HERM - PARENI camera in Hermosillo (Salvador Aguirre)
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
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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