The monsoon is here. For most of the year, my priority is on counting photons or meteors. But in July and August, the name of the game is counting raindrops. As you can see by the rapid drop-off in detected meteors, the moisture (and resulting clouds) came in on July 2 (or more accurately the night of July 1/2). It wasn’t till yesterday that we got a good rain here at the house when 0.85″ fell (0.80″ of which fell in about 20 minutes during a late afternoon thunderstorm).
Unfortunately, my all-weather camera housing is no longer all-weather. A bit of rain made its way into the housing. Not enough to damage the camera but since this housing was on its last legs (lifetime extended with a few manual tinkering) I’ve decided to purchase a new home for the camera system.
Obs Date(UT) Time TOT SPO ANT PPS SCA JBO CAN CAP MIC JPE SAL 2014-07-06 00h 00m --- Clouds All Night --- SAL 2014-07-05 00h 10m 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 SAL 2014-07-04 00h 59m 1 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 0 SAL 2014-07-03 04h 28m 6 5 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0 SAL 2014-07-02 08h 26m 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 - SAL 2014-07-01 08h 25m 14 8 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 - SAL - SALSA3 camera in Tucson (Carl Hergenrother) VIS - Visual observations from Tucson (Carl Hergenrother) Time - 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 PPS - Phi Piscids SSS - Southern Sigma Sagittariids SCA - Sigma Capricornids DPI - Delta Piscids JBO - June Bootids CAN - c Andromedids CAP - Alpha Capricornids MIC - Microscopiids JPE - July Pegasids