August 7 Meteors

Finally, a night with no clouds. It has been 34 nights since we had a cloud-free night. Too bad the Moon is full.

Anyway, 29 meteors were detected. The Southern delta Aquariids led the pack with 6 meteors followed by the Perseids and Eridanids (both with 3). Today’s featured image shows the brightest detected meteor which was a Perseid appearing very close to its radiant at 10:56 UT.

My camera points towards the north-north-east and only covers a small part of the sky. NASA’s All-Sky Fireball Network covers the entire sky above Tucson for bright fireballs. Though my camera missed it, there was a nice grazing Perseid fireball seen at 4:47 UT (9:47 pm local time) to the west. The NASA report can be found here and here as well as a visual report submitted to the American Meteor Society (AMS) here.

Obs Date(UT)     Time    TOT SPO ANT PER SDA CAP KCG Oth
SAL 2017-08-07  09h 04m   29  11  2   3   6   2   0   5

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