The activity of the iota-Aurigids in 2001 was analyzed and combined with the previous work in 1998-2000. Based on 199 possible shower meteors, the average population index of the meteor shower in the four years was determined as r=1.88+-0.12. The maximum ZHR and the corresponding solar longitude were ZHR_max = 14.4+-5.4 and labmda=233.637 deg. The second peak was confirmed to be true, and the maximum was ZHR = 8.2+-2.8. Potential shower meteors were also found in the meteor orbital database. Having these characteristics and parameters, the parent body, history and some other problems were discussed.
WGN, Journal of the International Meteor Organization
- Pub Date:
- October 2002