May 22/23/24/25 Meteors

Video meteor rates have varied by a factor of 3 over the past 3 nights. Each night was clear though the low rates on the night of May 22/23 may have been due to lots of wind-blown dust in the air. The night of May 23/24 was a late start. I was so caught up in the LOST finale that I almost forgot to turn on my camera.

With no confirmed showers active this week, most of the meteors have been sporadics with the occasional antihelion. Rates should be suppressed over the next week as the bright Moon enters the morning sky.

I changed the theme (format and background) of the blog yet again. The current theme is very similar to the previous one. Its advantages are the easy-to-use category tags at the top of the blog and increased readability.

Obs  Date(UT)      Time    TOT SPO ANT
TUS  2010-05-25   08h01m    14  13  1
TUS  2010-05-24   04h06m    9   8   1
TUS  2010-05-23   07h24m    5   4   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)
ANT - Antihelion