Jan 20/21/22/23/24/25 Meteors

Since I restarted my video meteor survey last month, I have been able to record meteors on 31 consecutive nights. That streak came to an end on the night of Jan 24/25 when the first storm in many weeks affected Arizona. To call it a storm might be giving it too much credit as it only brought a few sprinkles overnight and no measurable rainfall to the Tucson area (closer to the AZ/Mexico border a few hundredths of an inch were recorded).

When the clouds aren’t in the way, at least 20-30 meteors per night are being detected. None of the active showers are major meteor producers but a few of the minor ones are actively producing.

Obs  Date(UT)      Time    TOT SPO ANT COM NCC GUM ECV JCO
SAL  2014-01-25   00h 00m   *****  CLOUDS ALL NIGHT *****
SAL  2014-01-24   06h 55m   2   2   0   0   0   0   0   0
SAL  2014-01-23   11h 53m   27  18  1   1   1   2   2   2
SAL  2014-01-22   05h 22m   8   5   3   0   0   0   0   0
SAL  2014-01-21   11h 48m   29  23  1   1   1   0   2   1

SAL - SALSA3 camera in Tucson (Carl Hergenrother)
VIS - Visual observations from Tucson (Carl Hergenrother)
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
COM - Coma Berenicids
GUM - Gamma Ursae Minorids
NCC - Northern Delta Cancrids
ECV - Eta Corvids
JCO - January Comae Berenicids

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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