Coma Berenicids

Comae Berenicids [sic][1][2] (formerly Coma Berenicids,[3] IMO designation: COM; IAU shower number: 20) is a minor meteor shower with a radiant in the constellation Coma Berenices. The shower appears from December 12 to December 23 with the estimated maximum around December 16.[4] The radiant at that time is located at α=175°, δ=+18°.[4] The shower's population index is 3.0 with the speed of 65 kilometres per second (40 mi/s).[4]

Comae Berenicids
Coma Berenices IAU.svg
Celestial map of Coma Berenices
Parent bodyUnknown
Radiant
ConstellationComa Berenices
Right ascension11h 40m -0s
Declination+18° 00′ 00″
Properties
Occurs duringDecember 12 to December 23
Date of peakDecember 16
Velocity65 km/s
Zenithal hourly rate3
See also: List of meteor showers

The Comae Berenicids were first detected within the framework of Harvard Radio Meteor Project. The shower's existence was discovered by Richard Eugene McCrosky and A. Posen in 1959.[5] The Comae Berenicids have an orbit very similar to the December Leo Minorids often leading to confusion between the two meteor showers.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Established meteor showers". IAU Meteor Data Center. October 11, 2019. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  2. ^ McBeath, Alastair (2008). "2010 Meteor Shower Calendar" (PDF). IMO Info. International Meteor Organization. 2 (9): 12, 22 (tab. 5). Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  3. ^ McBeath, Alastair (2006). "2007 Meteor Shower Calendar" (PDF). IMO Info. International Meteor Organization. 2 (6): 22, 26 (tab. 5). Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Meteor Shower Calendar". International Meteor Organization. Retrieved 2016-12-08.
  5. ^ "Coma Berenicids". Meteor Showers Online. Archived from the original on 2010-11-25. Retrieved 2010-11-26.

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