The activity and magnitude distribution profiles of the delta-Aurigid meteor shower were derived from one decade (1999-2001) Visual Meteor Database records. Activity profiles suggest a persistent feature of two local maxima at lambda=166.7 deg and lambda app. 181 deg with typical ZHR values of 4.5+-0.4 and 2.6+-0.2, respectively. This finding shows that current delta-Aurigid meteor shower represents a combination of two separate (related?) meteor showers - September Perseids and delta-Aurigids, overlapping in time and celestial sphere, as well.
WGN, Journal of the International Meteor Organization
- Pub Date:
- October 2002