July 7-15 Meteors

I wish I had more to report, meteor-wise, but it has been a rather cloudy monsoon season here in Tucson. That’s even considering it hasn’t rained much. It seems like every day is fairly clear but a nice cap of clouds form at night. As a result, many nights result in only a single meteor detection or none at all.

July is a fun month to watch meteors as many showers are active. The 6 showers listed below (in addition to the always present Sporadics and Antihelions) are just the best of a large number of showers visible this month.

Obs  Date(UT)      Time    TOT SPO ANT PPS SCA CAN CAP MIC JPE
SAL  2014-07-15   00h 00m        --- Clouds All Night ---
SAL  2014-07-14   00h 17m   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
SAL  2014-07-13   02h 05m   3   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0
SAL  2014-07-12   01h 24m   7   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   1 
SAL  2014-07-11   00h 16m   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
SAL  2014-07-10   00h 10m   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
SAL  2014-07-09   07h 49m   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
SAL  2014-07-08   02h 46m   12  6   0   3   0   1   0   1   1
SAL  2014-07-07   07m 13m   7   4   0   0   1   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
PPS - Phi Piscids
SSS - Southern Sigma Sagittariids
SCA - Sigma Capricornids
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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