Astronomical and geophysical observatory in Modra, Slovakia

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Address:

Astronomical observatory
P.O.Box 4
900 01 Modra
Slovakia
tel.: +421 336475261

Longitude:

17°,27402056 E

Latitude:

48°,37327278 N

Altitude:

531.10 m

MPC code:

118

Geminids 2012

The Geminid meteor shower belongs to the most active showers throughout the year, with the maximum activity of 80 - 120 ZHR. Meteors apparently fly out the radiant in the constellation of Gemini and are characteristic for their relatively slow geocentric velocities (35 km/h). Heliocentric orbits and their orbital evolution suggest the common origin of Geminids with the asteroid 3200 Phaethon. The composite image of meteors shot by the television detection system (AMOS) in the SVMN network from Arborétum Mlyňany and Kysucké Nové Mesto from the night of Dec 13/14 2012 show that Geminids did not disappointed observers and plenty of multi-station meteors will allow us to compute their heliocentric orbits.


Arborétum Mlyňany. Observers: Š. Gajdoš, J. Šilha. Image processing: J. Tóth.


Kysucké Nové Mesto. Observer: Š. Gajdoš, J. Šilha, J. Mäsiar. Image processing: J. Tóth.


AGO Modra. Observer: Š. Gajdoš, J. Šilha, J. Mäsiar. Image processing: J. Tóth.

 

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