Meteor Showers

Annotations:
In the first column the names of the meteor showers are listet; the second column shows the mean evening date of the maximum of the showers; in the third column you find the radiant coordinates of the shower. The last four columns one will find the associated comet (if known), the hourly number of shower meteors, the shower duration (in days; parentheses mean 'uncertain') and finally the type of the shower.
The following types of showers are known:

An      annual shower expected
Ir      intense showers irregular
St      stream

A plead: The data listed below are certainly not up to date. I would be very pleased, if someone could provide me with some more actual data.


Shower Date Coord. Comet Hrly. Nr. Shower Type RA Dec of Meteors Duration
Quadranid 3.Jan 232 +50 40 0.6 An Corona Australid 16.Mar 245 -48 5 10 An Virginid 26.Mar 190 00 (15) St alpha Virginid 9.Apr 210 -10 (20) St Lyrid 21.Apr 274 +34 1861 I 12 2.3 An Aquarid 4.May 336 00 20 18 An Ophiuchid 15.Jun 260 -20 (25) St Draconid 28.Jun 215 +55 Pons-Winnecke 50 (1916) Ir Sagittariid 6.Jul 300 -30 (20) St Capricornid 22.Jul. 318 -15 (25) St Aquarid 29.Jul 339 -17 20 20 An Pisces Australid 30.Jul 340 -30 (20) St alpha Capricornid 1.Aug 308 -10 (30) St N-delta Aquarid 3.Aug. 337 00 10 (30) St N-Aquarid 5.Aug 331 -06 (40) St S-Aquarid 5.Aug 335 -15 (40) St Perseid 11.Aug 046 +58 1862 III 50 5.0 An Cygnid 18.Aug 290 +55 (15) St Giacobinid 9.Oct 262 +54 Giacobini-Zinner 20.000 (1933) 0.05 Ir 1.000 (1046) Orionid 20.Oct 095 +15 Halley 25 8 An S. Taurid-Arietid 5.Nov 053 +14 Encke 15 (30) St N. Taurid 10.Nov 057 +22 (45) St Bielid 14.Nov 024 +44 Biela 1826 5.000-10.000 0.2 Ir (1827 und 1885) 50 Leonid 16.Nov 152 +22 10.000 (1883) 4 Ir-An 1.000 (1867) Geminid 13.Dec 113 +32 50 6.0 An Ursid 22.Dec 217 +76 Tuttle (1939) 15 2.2 An

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C. Kronberg --- 96/02/05 ---smil@agleia.de