June 12-18 Meteors

The night-to-night variation in detected meteors is rather striking. Nightly numbers range from 8 to 23. For the most part the nights have been clear. The night with the lowest number (Jun 17) was nice and clear. I was even outside for much of that night and there the transparency was fine. June 18 was hampered by a lot of forest fire smoke. Not sure if this was the case yesterday and last night but a lot of smoke is over Tucson today from the Frye fire on Mount Graham (home to quite a few telescopes like the Large Binocular Telescope and VATT). Unfortunately Mount Graham is no stranger to fires over the past two decades. Though the temperatures are predicted to spike this week (highs of 116F are expected at my house), we are getting close to the rainy season and the weather models suggest some moisture will work into the area this week as well.

Obs Date(UT)     Time    TOT SPO ANT NSA NZC SSS PPS
SAL 2017-06-18  08h 16m   14  13  1   -   -   0   0
SAL 2017-06-17  08h 04m   8   5   1   -   0   0   2
SAL 2017-06-16  08h 20m   11  10  1   -   0   0   0
SAL 2017-06-15  08h 25m   19  16  1   1   0   1   0
SAL 2017-06-14  07h 35m   15  14  1   0   0   0   -
SAL 2017-06-13  08h 25m   23  19  3   1   0   0   -
SAL 2017-06-12  08h 01m   11  9   1   1   0   0   -

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
NSA - Northern mu Sagittariids
NZC - Northern June Aquilids
SSS - Southern sigma Sagittariids
PPS - phi Piscids
Oth - other minor showers
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