CAOSP abstracts, Volume: 24, year: 1994
- Author(s): GAVAJDOVA, M.
- Journal: Contributions of the Astronomical Observatory Skalnate Pleso,
vol. 24, p. 101-110.
- Date: 08/1994
- Title: On the population of very bright meteors in meteor streams
- Keyword(s): METEOR STREAMS, FIREBALLS
- Pages: 101 -- 110
The present paper summarizes the analysis of a set of 1028 photographic
orbits of meteors with magnitudes brighter than -3. The analysis was made
separately for subsets of the meteors brighter than magnitude -3, -5, -7, -9.
Fireball streams were sought using the method of Southworth - Hawkins'
D-discriminant considering radiants, their daily motions, sizes and shapes of
the radiant areas. Most of the detected fireball streams belong to known meteor
streams; a few of them were classified as new meteor streams. The mean orbits,
radiants, periods of activity and velocities of the streams are presented in
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