End of February Meteors

The end of the month brought some more clouds, a little more rain, and even a touch of snow and soft hail to Tucson. Unlike the last storm, I didn’t miss a single night due to the weather.

Still meteor rates remain low which is normal for this time of the year. Bob had better luck with his image intensified camera which can see much fainter than the Tucson based system.

Bob’s notes …

Feb 27/28: “Another storm passed through the area preventing observations since the 23rd. Tonight was perfectly clear and transparent. Activity was very good with 44 meteors recorded over the course of the night. A surprising two Gamma Normids were recorded early in its activity period. While plots revealed no tight radiants tonight, Leo and Ophiuchus appeared to be areas of noticable activity.”

Obs  Date(UT)      Time    TOT SPO ANT DLE GNO
SAL3 2011-02-28   10h 55m   9   6   2   1   0
ALLS 2011-02-28   11h 24m   5   4   1   0   0
SDG  2011-02-28   10h 02m   44  38  4   -   2

SAL3 2011-02-27   01h 10m   4   3   1   0   0
ALLS 2011-02-27   00h 00m   0   0   0   0   0

SAL3 2011-02-26   04h 35m   9   8   0   1   0
ALLS 2011-02-26   11h 27m   4   4   0   0   0

SAL3 2011-02-25   10h 46m   7   6   1   0   0
ALLS 2011-02-25   11h 00m   4   4   0   0   0

SAL3 2011-02-24   11h 00m   5   4   1   0   -
ALLS 2011-02-24   11h 29m   5   4   1   0   -
HERM 2011-02-24   10h 12m   15  13  2   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
DLE - Delta Leonids
GNO - Gamma Normids

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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