July 1-6 Meteors

The monsoon is here. For most of the year, my priority is on counting photons or meteors. But in July and August, the name of the game is counting raindrops. As you can see by the rapid drop-off in detected meteors, the moisture (and resulting clouds) came in on July 2 (or more accurately the night of July 1/2). It wasn’t till yesterday that we got a good rain here at the house when 0.85″ fell (0.80″ of which fell in about 20 minutes during a late afternoon thunderstorm).

Unfortunately, my all-weather camera housing is no longer all-weather. A bit of rain made its way into the housing. Not enough to damage the camera but since this housing was on its last legs (lifetime extended with a few manual tinkering) I’ve decided to purchase a new home for the camera system.

 

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Obs  Date(UT)      Time    TOT SPO ANT PPS SCA JBO CAN CAP MIC JPE
SAL  2014-07-06   00h 00m        --- Clouds All Night ---
SAL  2014-07-05   00h 10m   1   1   0   0   0   -   0   0   0   0
SAL  2014-07-04   00h 59m   1   0   0   1   0   -   0   0   0   0
SAL  2014-07-03   04h 28m   6   5   0   0   0   -   1   0   0   0
SAL  2014-07-02   08h 26m   5   2   1   1   0   0   0   0   1   -
SAL  2014-07-01   08h 25m   14  8   0   4   0   0   0   0   2   -

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
PPS - Phi Piscids
SSS - Southern Sigma Sagittariids
SCA - Sigma Capricornids
DPI - Delta Piscids
JBO - June Bootids
CAN - c Andromedids
CAP - Alpha Capricornids
MIC - Microscopiids
JPE - July Pegasids

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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