Nov 25/26 Meteors and a Bit of Rain

Last night didn’t start great with thick clouds over Tucson. It didn’t end well either since I woke up to light sprinkles. The nice thing about our camera set-up is that it can run all night long, rain or shine (“moonshine?”). For a few hours last night it was clear enough for the camera to detect 16 meteors which isn’t a bad haul for this time of the year.

You will notice a few changes in the meteor showers being monitored. For the first time since late September the Taurids are no longer being searched for. Rather we have once again begun searching for Antihelion meteors. For a summary of what the Antihelions are, see the post “Sept 12/13th and Antihelion meteors“.

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT
TUS  2008-11-26  06h 00m  16  16  0

TUS – Camera in Tucson operated by Carl Hergenrother
SDG – Camera in San Diego operated by Bob Lunsford
TotTime – 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