June 19-24 Meteors

It has been hot in Tucson the past week. It’s even been hot at night. The severe heat wave and the first sign of the Southwest US Monsoon has combined to keep detected meteor rates low. Each night has been affected by some or all of the following: cirrus, forest fire smoke, dust, pollution and high nighttime temperatures. In case you are wondering, the camera works better when temps are lower so high temps can result in poorer sensitivity and fewer detections.

The image below shows one of the better meteors of the past week. The image was taken at 10:39 UT on June 21.

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Obs Date(UT)     Time    TOT SPO ANT SSS PPS SCA DPI JBO CAN
SAL 2017-06-24  05h 41m   10  9   0   0   0   1   0   0   0
SAL 2017-06-23  08h 13m   8   4   1   0   1   2   0   0   -
SAL 2017-06-22  05h 06m   10  7   2   0   1   0   0   0   -
SAL 2017-06-21  04h 54m   7   5   0   0   2   0   0   -   -
SAL 2017-06-20  02h 53m   3   3   0   0   0   0   -   -   -
SAL 2017-06-19  08h 15m   16  12  2   0   1   1   -   -   -

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
SSS - Southern sigma Sagittariids
PPS - phi Piscids
SCA - sigma Capricornids
DPI - delta Piscids
JBO - June Bootids
CAN - c Andromedids
Oth - other minor showers

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