The Leonids are becoming much fewer in number. Still the relatively high number of Sporadic meteors is keeping the nightly totals elevated.
My 2 cameras produced an interesting result last night. The zenith (straight-up) camera found a half-dozen or more meteors that appeared to radiate from a broad area on the Ursa Major/Lynx border. But, the north camera, which also happened to directly image the supposed “radiant” saw nothing from that area. The lack of agreement between the two cameras suggests that either a) this was just a fluke alignment, or b) bad astrometry and these were actually Leonids, or c) there was an unknown shower active last night. Personally I believe explanation ‘a’.
Bob’ notes for the night of Nov 19/20 : “It was clear and transparent all night long. Rates were back up to what was expected. The Northern Taurids were the most active shower surpassing the Leonids.”
Obs Date(UT) Time TOT SPO NTA STA LEO AMO NOO AND OER TUS Nov-20 11h52m 52 28 4 3 11 2 2 1 1 SDG Nov-20 11h55m 66 44 9 - 6 2 4 0 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/STA – Northern and Southern Taurids (includes Antihelions)
LEO – Leonids
AMO – Alpha Monocerotids
NOO – November Orionids
AND – Andromedids
OER – Omicron Eridanids