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New Meteor Shower Reports

The discoverer of a probable new shower is asked to:

  • Propose a name to the Meteor Data Center, following the Shower nomenclature rules as closely as possible. The name should be unique and not create confusion with other showers in the list of all showers. If the discovery meets the standards of other such showers in the Working List, the shower will be added and assigned an IAU number and a three-letter code.
  • Submit new shower parameters using the Shower mean data template.
    Additionally, after receiving the new shower number from us (with verified names and codes), for each new meteor shower, an associated Look up table is required. A look up table has to be created for each meteor shower separately and contain the parameters of each meteor on which the new identification is based.
  • To avoid deletion from the database, a manuscript describing new meteor data must be sent to the Meteor Data Center within half a year of requesting the shower names and numbers.

The goal of subsequent research is to establish the validity of the proposed shower and, if analysis confirms the validity, subsequently move the stream from the Working List to the List of Established Showers. Evidence that helps establish a shower in the Working List (or eliminate one from the list) should be published in the literature, and a copy of the paper should be provided to the MDC. Upon review of the evidence in the Working Group, the MDC will move that stream from the Working List to the List of Established Showers. Each new shower in the List of Established Showers will receive an official name and official recognition as having been established, on recommendation to Commission F1 at the next IAU General Assembly.

In collaboration with the IAU Minor Planet Center, a CBET telegram will be issued periodically to indicate when new showers are added to the working list.

We accept all new showers about to be published in scientific journals, as well as journals dedicated to amateur meteor astronomers: WGN, the Journal of the IMO, and eMeteorNews. Please send a copy of the paper to the MDC before submitting the final version to the journal. The new name and number are to be used in that publication in which the discovery is announced and in all subsequent discussions.

The goal of subsequent research is to establish the validity of the proposed shower and, if analysis confirms such validity, subsequently move the stream from the Working List to the List of Established Showers. Evidence that helps establish a shower in the Working List (or eliminate from the list) should be published in the literature, a copy of the paper should be provided to the MDC. Upon review of the evidence in the Working Group, the MDC will move that stream from the Working List to the List of Established Showers.

Each new shower in the List of Established Showers will receive its official name, and official recognition as being established, on recommendation to Commission F1 at the next IAU General Assembly.


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Update
 AD 2021, September 10
 M. Hajdukova
and  R. Rudawska
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