July 11/12/13 Meteors

Well this is a little more like it. Last night’s rates were still rather low but the night before produced 15 meteors. Clouds have been less of an issue lately as the monsoon enters one of its down periods. That should end in a few days though.

The last 2 nights have also seen some consistent activity from 2 of July’s better showers, the Alpha Capricornids and the Southern Delta Aquariids. Both showers will gradually ramp up in activity until the time of their peaks on July 27/28/29.

From Bob’s notes: “With the moon becoming less of a problem, meteor rates finally kicked into high gear. Now I just need some better weather as clouds interfered with observations on the 11th and 14th.”

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT CAP SDA
TUS  2009-07-13  07h 14m  7   4   1   1   1
SDG  2009-07-13  07h 44m  40  30  5   2   3
TUS  2009-07-12  04h 40m  15  12  1   1   1
SDG  2009-07-12  07h 23m  32  24  6   2   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
SPOSporadics (meteors not affiliated with any particular meteor shower)
ANT – Antihelions
CAP – Alpha Capricornids
SDA – Southern Delta Aquariids