August 6 Meteors

The Perseid meteor shower continues its steady rise in activity. Though last night was still plagued by an annoying amount of clouds, the number of detected meteors (25 in total) was the largest since July 1st. Weather-wise, July 1 was still before the start of this year’s monsoon.

Of the 25 meteors seen, just over 1/3rd of them were Perseids (PER). The image above shows the nights best meteor. It was a Southern delta Aquariid (SDA) hopscotching through some rather thick clouds at 08:01 UT (1:01 am Tucson time).


Obs Date(UT)     Time    TOT SPO ANT PER SDA CAP KCG Oth
SAL 2017-08-06  06h 50m   25  10  0   9   2   2   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
PER - Perseids
SDA - Southern delta Aquariids
CAP - alpha Capricornids
KCG - kappa Cygnids
Oth - other minor showers