(meteorobs) eta Aquarids
Well this morning (May 4/5) was a bit better, with Teff=2.25 hours I logged
51 meteors, 37 of them eta Aquarids with LM=5.9. 26 etas came in the last
hour, with 5 in the last 3 minutes. We'll see what the rates are like
tomorrow, May 5/6.
>This was the faintest Eta display I've
>seen, averaging only 3.25m for 16 of them in dark sky.
>Also I agree with Norman about the eta aquarids being faint. Of my 10
>eta aquarids, one was +5, three were +4, one was +3, three were +2, and two
>were +1. This gave me a mean of 2.8 under a 6.0 sky.
I also thought the etas seemed a bit faint this year, but after the above
postings I did a quick analysis, and the data does not seem to indicate
anything different from previous years. By way of comparison my mean
1998 = 2.57 (98 etas so far), this mornings mean = 2.49
1997 = 2.52 (243 etas)
1995 = 2.61 (175 etas)
Adam Marsh wrote:
>Over the last 2 nights our observing group also noticed some interesting
activity from the Sco/Sag radaint confirmed by the 2 other observers I was
with last night. Has any one else noticed this ??
Adam, a large portion of my sporadics emanate from Grus and Pisc. Australis.
Since May 1 I've logged 4 out of 52 sporadics emanating from Sco/Sgr.
Nothing at all in the days before May 1. As usual the May Capricornids (3
radiants) are quite active.
Just my 2 pence worth.