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