The past two nights coincided with the peak of the Aurigid shower. Though this shower does produce occasional outbursts, nothing special was predicted for this year. Still the shower was a disappointment with very few Aurigids being detected.
The weather in Tucson has been hit or miss for the past 2 nights with lots of nighttime cirrus. This will only get worse as moisture from Hurricane Jimena moves into the area. Bob’s been having much better luck with the weather in San Diego.
Obs Date (UT) TotTime TOT SPO ANT AUR TUS 2009-09-02 05h 09m 6 5 1 0 SDG 2009-09-02 06h 27m 27 23 3 1 TUS 2009-09-01 03h 43m 11 9 0 2 SDG 2009-09-01 07h 47m 26 21 5 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
AUR – Aurigids