By Gary W. Kronk
Meteor showers are one of the so much outstanding celestial occasions which may be saw through the bare eye, and feature been the item of fascination all through human historical past. In “Meteor Showers: An Annotated Catalog,” the observer can entry special examine on over a hundred annual and periodic meteor streams so as to capitalize on those majestic spectacles. each one meteor bathe access comprises info in their discovery, vital observations and orbits, and provides an entire photo of length, place within the sky, and anticipated hourly premiums. Armed with a fuller figuring out, the novice observer can greater view and relish the bathe in their selection.
The unique publication, released in 1988, has been up to date with over 25 years of analysis during this new and more desirable version. nearly each meteor bathe examine is multiplied, with a few unique minor showers being dropped whereas new ones are extra. The publication additionally contains breakthroughs within the research of meteor showers, similar to exact predictions of outbursts in addition to comet and meteor observations from the sixth century to the seventeenth century that weren't released within the first version. It holds the entire details had to motivate a brand new observer or offer deeper wisdom to the long-time fanatic.
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27 On the nights of 1975 January 16/17 and January 17/18, N. W. McLeod, III, (Florida, USA) saw 12 meteors from the radiant during seven total hours of observing. ”28 Several observations were published in Meteor News in 1977. On January 15/16, J. West and G. Shearer observed in Bryan, Texas (USA) and saw seven Delta Cancrids in 2 h 17 min, while P. Jones (St. Augustine, Florida, USA) saw two in 2 h. On January 21/22, McLeod reported observations of six meteors in 4 h, while 20 2 January Meteor Showers F.
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Zezioli (Bergamo, Italy) plotted several meteors from 1867 to 1869 January 16, which G. V. Schiaparelli derived a radiant of a = 244°, d = +64°,43 while W. F. 21 In the twentieth century, visual observations were also scarce. R. Kingman (Bristol, England) plotted six meteors from a = 245°, d = +64°, from 1928 January 16–24. In C. Hoffmeister’s Meteorströme, a radiant designated 2877 was observed on 1937 January 13 (l = 293°), from a position of a = 236°, d = +59°. Among all of the photographic lists, only two meteors appear to be associated with this stream.
Meteor Showers: An Annotated Catalog by Gary W. Kronk