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Newly identified meteor showers

Started by Rick, May 02, 2023, 10:08:39

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The Global Meteor Network collects a huge number of meteor observations each year, and tries to calculate orbits for as many of the matched (detected by more than one camera) ones as possible. Meteors from particular showers (of course) have very similar orbits. Sometimes clusters of meteors are found coming from previously unidentified radiants. Recently two previously unidentified meteor shower radiants have been found, one in Draco (Jan 15-19) and one in Bootes (Jan 2-3). Obviously, neither is wildly spectacular, at least when compared to well-known showers like the Lyrids and Quadrantids, but they'll now be added to the IAU's list.

Results will be in the May issue of eMeteorNews.

Rick