Happy New Year!
Last night was a great start to the year with 27 meteors detected. This included 3 Quadrantids and a number of Sporadics that may have been Quadrantids. There have been suggestions that the Quadrantid radiant is rather diffuse and spread out on non-peak nights. As a result a few Quadrantids may have been classified as Sporadics by the MetRec software. You can read more about the Quadrantids in the “In the Sky This Month – Jan 2009” post.
Obs Date (UT) TotTime TOT SPO ANT COM QUA TUS 2009-01-01 12h 10m 27 20 1 3 3
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
COM – Coma Berenicids
QUA – Quadrantids