Last night was nice and clear and produced 48 video meteors. Though we are still a week from the maximum of the Orionids, they are producing ~20% (9 of 48) of the detectable meteors.
Since the last meteor summary, an additional shower has become active. For more on this showers (the Sigma Arietids), see Bob Lunsford’s Meteor Activity Outlook for this week.
Obs Date (UT) TotTime TOT SPO NTA STA ORI ZTA OCU SSA TUS 2009-10-14 08h 10m 48 31 1 4 9 0 0 3 TUS 2009-10-13 05h 36m 24 10 0 3 8 1 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)
NTA – Northern Taurids (includes Antihelions)
STA – Southern Taurids (includes Antihelions)
ORI – Orionids
ZTA – Zeta Taurids
OCU – October Ursa Majorids
SSA – Sigma Arietids