In 2012 June, 68 cameras of the IMO Video Meteor Network were active. Nearly 28 000 meteors were recorded in almost 6 800 hours of effective observing time. The flux density profile of the alpha-Capricornids is presented and compared to one from 2011. The maximum in 2012 was reached at Solar Longitude130°, which is 5° later than in 2011. The Southern delta-Aquariids reached a plateau of activity between Solar Longitude 125° and 130°, with about twice as high flux as in 2011. Several other minor showers were detected as well and their activity interval, radiant position and drift, and velocity are presented. These showers include the Microscopids, July Pegasids, July gamma-Draconids, Southern iota-Aquariids, eta-Eridanids, and alpha-Triangulids.
WGN, Journal of the International Meteor Organization
- Pub Date:
- October 2012