This weekend marks the peak of the Perseid meteor shower. Last night, the SALSA3 camera detected a number of Perseids including some nice fireballs. Too bad, the monsoon rains have returned and so the meteors needed to be seen between the clouds.
August 10 and 11 were almost completely clouded out. Last night was a bit better. At sunset, the sky was clear and I was hopeful that the night would remain so. But then around 1 am I was awaken by a different kind of shower. The clouds never really cleared out after the rain. So, so much for my attempt to watch the shower visually. We’ll need to see how tonight ends up.
Obs Date(UT) Time TOT SPO ANT PER SDA CAP KCG Oth SAL 2017-08-12 04h 03m 20 2 0 16 0 0 0 2 SAL 2017-08-11 00h 10m 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 SAL 2017-08-10 00h 41m 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 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