Rates are starting to pick up a bit. Most of the month has seen meteor numbers in the single digits so it’s nice to see a few double digit night.
Many of the meteors from the past few nights have been bright and long-lasting. A few even showed evidence of fragmenting as small pieces were visible breaking off and falling behind the main body of the meteor.
The Eta Aquarids are still producing a very low rate of activity. This should change as we get closer to its May 5th maximum.
Obs Date (UT) TotTime TOT SPO ANT ETA TUS 2009-04-30 08h 50m 12 9 2 1 TUS 2009-04-29 08h 50m 11 10 1 0 TUS 2009-04-28 06h 56m 7 5 1 1
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
ETA – Eta Aquarids