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
SPO – Sporadics (meteors not affiliated with any particular meteor shower)
ANT – Antihelions
CAP – Alpha Capricornids
SDA – Southern Delta Aquariids