Aug 14-23 Meteors

It’s been over a week since the peak of the Perseids and overall meteor activity has settled down. This is quite the norm after major showers since their period of high activity only lasts for a few days. It also doesn’t help that the Perseids ramp down more rapidly than they build up. Still background activity during the Summer and Fall is rather high. Much higher than it is during period from January to June when activity is at a low.

Here in Tucson, the monsoon took a break and we had a nice stretch of clear (or mostly clear) nights. About 2/3rds of the meteors these nights are Sporadics meaning they don’t belong to any known shower. A number of minor showers have been steady, yet weak, producers of meteors.

Obs Date(UT)     Time    TOT SPO ANT PER ORI SDA ERI KCG ATR UCE Oth
SAL 2015-08-23  05h 18m   15  7   1   4   1   1   -   1   -   0   0
SAL 2015-08-22  08h 25m   27  20  1   4   1   0   -   1   -   0   0
SAL 2015-08-21  09h 17m   21  9   2   3   3   0   -   1   1   2   0
SAL 2015-08-20  09h 35m   33  20  2   1   2   2   -   2   1   3   0
SAL 2015-08-19  08h 56m   34  19  4   5   1   1   -   1   3   0   0
SAL 2015-08-18  09h 31m   26  17  0   4   0   2   0   0   2   0   0
SAL 2015-08-17  05h 49m   12  5   1   3   0   0   0   1   2   0   0
SAL 2015-08-16  03h 36m   7   3   1   2   -   0   0   1   0   0   0
SAL 2015-08-15  07h 54m   45  19  3   18  -   0   1   2   2   0   0
SAL 2015-08-14  00h 00m            ---- Clouds/Rain ----

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
PER - Perseids
ORI - Orionids
SDA - Southern Delta Aquariids
COM - Southern Iota Aquariids
ERI - Eridanids
KCG - Kappa Cygnids
ATR - Alpha Triangulids
UCE - Upsilon Cetids
Oth - other minor showers

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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