We report a new meteor shower detection by the Japanese automatic TV meteor observation network ``SonotaCo network''. Four meteors appeared in 2017 October at solar longitude from 213 to 214 degrees (J2000.0) whose mean radiant position was right ascension 328.1 degrees and declination +0.4 degrees. These four meteors had common features (melting meteor) which were that the luminous trail lengthened at the middle way of the luminous path, and furthermore that beginning heights were higher. The brightest meteor (-2.4 absolute magnitude) produced a persistent train despite the especially slow initial velocity 13.1 km/s. This meteor shower had not been detected clearly from 2007 to 2016 in SonotaCo network observations.
WGN, Journal of the International Meteor Organization
- Pub Date:
- April 2018