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