Tom, et al; I have seen a couple of reports on Cloudy Nights that talked of 40 an hour or so, but all of those are from the East Coast. A little too chilly for me to be out waiting for meteors. See ya; Steve Coe > Steve, > > The International Meteor Organization's 'quicklook' data plot shows the > peak occurring roughly on schedule at around midnight our time. > > http://www.imo.net/live/quadrantids2012/ > > While the Quadrantids do have a sharp peak, the rate is still typically > hanging on at half of the maximum four hours later, when you were looking. > The problem with your observed low total may have been that the radiant's > altitude was still pretty low. Multiplying the zenith rate by the sine of > the radiant's altitude to get your rate. Then after you factor in your > limiting magnitude and obstructions, you're quickly down to a dozen per > hour or so. > > Your total Quadrantid count of three is three higher than mine. I have > never seen good circumstances for Arizona to warrant to trip out of the > city. It's a very narrow window. We want them to peak at 6 a.m. MST, > when Bootes is high and before twilight, but I can't remember that ever > happening. > > Tom > > ---- stevecoe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote: > >> I stayed outside for 30 minutes as the gibbous Moon set. I saw exactly >> three meteors all from the radiant to the north of Bootes and south of >> the >> Head of Draco. Two meteors were about 10 degrees long and 3rd magnitude >> and one was 15 degrees long and first magnitude. Not much of a shower >> by >> my standards. > -- > See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please > send personal replies to the author, not the list. > > -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.