CAOSP abstracts, Volume: 38, No.: 3, year: 2008

Abstract: 249 out of 387 selected Geminids are formally grouped into one of the 16 determined orbital filaments. A structure of the filaments is studied. As it was expected, the Geminids seem to be a relatively compact stream. Only a weak conception of 4 branches of filaments can be found. It is hardly cognizable only on the basis of the space visualisation and with the low numerous filaments included. According to our analysis, the two observed maxima of Geminids (e. g. Ryabova, 2001a) are product of the activity of two different groups of filaments. These parts of Geminids might appear to be as two different meteor streams, unless the similarity of their orbits was so high.

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