Late May Meteors

The story of the last week or so of May was the Camelopardalids (CAM). As mentioned in my last two posts, the CAMs had the potential to produce a very nice visual meteor display. Unfortunately, rates were much lower than expected and visual observers only counted a handful per hour on the peak night of May 23/24.

My video camera only picked up 4 CAMs on the peak night showing just how much of a let down the CAMs were. Other than the CAMs, the only other shower that showed much activity was the Southern May Ophiuchids (SOP).

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Obs  Date(UT)      Time    TOT SPO ANT ETA SOP CCA CAM NSC JMC
SAL  2014-05-31   07h 17m   11  10  0   -   1   -   0   0   0
SAL  2014-05-30   08h 26m   13  13  0   -   0   -   0   0   0
SAL  2014-05-29   00m 00m         --- BAD WEATHER --- 
SAL  2014-05-28   06h 33m   12  10  2   0   0   -   0   0   -
SAL  2014-05-27   08h 28m   10  5   2   0   2   -   1   0   -
SAL  2014-05-26   07h 45m   10  8   1   0   1   -   0   -   -
SAL  2014-05-25   03h 42m   4   2   2   0   0   -   0   -   -
SAL  2014-05-24   08h 42m   15  11  0   0   0   -   4   -   -
SAL  2014-05-23   07h 38m   5   4   0   0   0   -   1   -   -
SAL  2014-05-22   00h 00m          --- LOST DATA ---
SAL  2014-05-21   07h 57m   8   7   0   1   0   0   0   -   -
SAL  2014-05-20   08h 33m   6   4   0   0   0   1   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
ETA - Eta Aquariids
SOP - Southern May Ophiuchids
CCA - Chi Capricornids
CAM - Camelopardalids
NSC - Northern Omega Scorpiids
JMC - June Mu Cassiopeiids

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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