Second Week of March Meteors

From Bob’s notes …

Mar 13/14: “Despite the forecast for cloudy skies, the sky remained relatively clear all night long. Only an occasional high cloud obscured the sky at times. Meteor rates were a bit on the low side. The waxing gibbous moon is probably beginning to cause some interference. The Antihelion radiant remained busy producing nearly a quarter of the night’s activity. Plots did not reveal any possible radiants.”

Mar 12/13: “It was clear at dusk but soon clouded up. Skies cleared after midnight but remained cloud-free for only an hour. Only 4 meteors were recorded before the skies clouded up for the remainder of the night.”

Mar 10/11: “Tonight was clear but I had a late start. Activity was average but with a few more Antihelion meteors than normal. Plots did not reveal any potential radiants tonight.”

Mar 9/10: “Tonight was mostly clear with only occasional cirrus drifting by. Meteor rates were similar to last night with no exceptional activity. Plots showed a lot of activity in Leo, most which can be associated with the nearby Antihelion radiant. One member of the Gamma Normids was recorded.”

Mar 8/9: “Another storm passed through the area preventing any observations on the 7th and 8th. Tonight was totally clear but I had a late start. Still, more meteors were recorded tonight than during the two previous all night sessions. No Gamma Normids were recorded nor did plots reveal any other possible radiants.”

Obs  Date(UT)      Time    TOT SPO ANT DLE GNO
SAL3 2011-03-14   10h 02m   12  12  0   -   0
ALLS 2011-03-14   10h 15m   6   4   2   -   0
SDG  2011-03-14   11h 12m   21  16  5   -   0

SAL3 2011-03-13   09h 57m   8   7   1   -   0
ALLS 2011-03-13   10h 11m   3   3   0   -   0
SDG  2011-03-13   09h 33m   4   4   0   -   0

SAL3 2011-03-12   10h 32m   9   8   1   -   0
ALLS 2011-03-12   11h 01m   6   5   1   -   0

SAL3 2011-03-11   10h 17m   10  8   2   -   0
ALLS 2011-03-11   10h 31m   8   6   2   -   0
SDG  2011-03-11   05h 35m   23  17  6   -   0

SAL3 2011-03-10   10h 36m   16  13  2   1   0
ALLS 2011-03-10   11h 04m   7   4   3   0   0
SDG  2011-03-10   09h 45m   29  25  3   -   1

SAL3 2011-03-09   09h 36m   13  11  0   0   2
ALLS 2011-03-09   09h 50m   8   7   1   0   0
SDG  2011-03-09   07h 23m   24  22  2   -   0

SAL3 2011-03-08   10h 40m   7   7   0   0   0
ALLS 2011-03-08   11h 09m   5   3   2   0   0
HERM 2011-03-08   02h 16m   7   0   0   0   0

SAL3 2011-03-07   00h 00m         NADA
ALLS 2011-03-07   00h 00m        ZILCH

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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