Jan 14/15/16 Meteors

From Bob’s notes for Jan 14/15: “Rates were a bit stronger tonight. A slow increase should be expected as the moon wanes. This was the first near all night session in which there were no false detections, meaning that no bugs, birds, or planes passed through the field of view and triggered the detection system.”

Here in Tucson, I detected the usual 4-5 planes flying over the house. Meteor rates have been fairly strong the past 2 nights and are not much below the average levels in November and December.

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT COM
TUS  2009-01-16  11h 59m  19  17  2   0
SDG  2009-01-16  11h 41m  38  31  3   4
TUS  2009-01-15  10h 59m  19  16  0   3
SDG  2009-01-15  10h 31m  35  31  2   2

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


  1. Due to a family emergency I had to drive from Fallon, NV to Phoenix, AZ and back in two days (about 1400 miles round trip). Between Goldfield, Nevada and Beatty, Nevada I once again saw a anomalous fireball/ meteor? while
    driving south.

    This time it was during the day and I still saw a bright green streak! I
    noted the time at Thursday, (01/15/2009) 4:45pm PST and it was going from north to south.

    Anybody else see this?


  2. I just saw one flying low to the ground just west of Beatty. It was matching my speed and direction as I drove. Very odd, large with a green streak trailing.

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