IAU Meteor Data Center - the shower database: a status report

Status Report From: e-Print archive
Posted: Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Tadeusz Jan Jopek, Zuzana Kanuchova
(Submitted on 3 Jul 2016)

Currently, the meteor shower part of Meteor Data Center database includes: 112 established showers, 563 in the working list, among them 36 have pro tempore status and 23 will be removed from the list. The list of shower complexes contains 25 groups, 3 have established status and 1 has pro tempore status. In the past three years, new meteor showers submitted to the MDC database were detected amongst meteors observed by CAMS stations (Cameras for Allsky Meteor Surveillance), meteors included in the EDMOND (European viDeo MeteOr Network Database), meteors collected by Japanese SonotaCo Network, meteors recorded in IMO (International Meteor Organization) database, amongst meteors observed by Croatian Meteor Network and meteors observed on the Southern Hemisphere by the SAAMER radar. During the XXIXth General Assembly of the IAU in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2015, the names of 18 showers were o?cially accepted and moved to the list of established showers. Also, one shower already o?cially named (3/SIA the Southern iota Aquariids) was moved back to working list of meteor showers. During the XXIXth GA IAU the basic shower nomenclature rule was modi?ed, the new formulation predicats \The general rule is that a meteor shower (and a meteoroid stream) should be named after the constellation that contains the nearest star to the radiant point, using the possessive Latin form". Actually the MDC shower database is complemented by the originally published shower data. This task is connected with veri?cation of the contents of the database and completing of the bibliographical information. Slowly but surely a new database software options are implemented, as well as uncovered software bugs are corrected.

Comments: 5 pages, 4 figures, submitted to P&SS
Subjects: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)
Cite as: arXiv:1607.00661 [astro-ph.EP] (or arXiv:1607.00661v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)
Submission history
From: Tadeusz Jopek
[v1] Sun, 3 Jul 2016 17:49:13 GMT (886kb,D)

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