May 11/12 Meteors

Last night was a good night for meteors as it saw the highest rates the SALSA3 system detected so far this month. Rather surprisingly, the number of detected Eta Aquariids (ETA) was similar to what was seen during the ETA peak last week.

The night of May 10/11 might also have been good but, unfortunately, I didn’t get any data. Usually when an entire night is missed it is due to weather (clouds, high humidity, condensation), hardware problems (computer reboots, camera housing issues) or user error. This time it was user error. I set up the system but forgot to check on it after I needed to flip a few breakers at the house. Grrrr…..

Obs Date(UT)     Time    TOT SPO ANT ETA ELY SOP
SAL 2017-05-12  09h 00m   28  14  2   2   10  0
SAL 2017-05-11  00h 00m        NO METEORS

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 - Anthelions
XLI - April Chi Librids
ETA - Eta Aquariids
ELY - Eta Lyrids
SOP - Southern May Ophiucids
Oth - other minor showers