[meteorite-list] Re: Meteors From Comet C/1976 D1
From: Bob King <lakewind_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:18:30 2004
Hi Sterling and all,
I discovered what happened on the position. In Ron's first note the
complete RA numbers were missing. The meteor shower radiant is at 0
hours, 13 minutes and visible in the far southern constellation of
Tucana. Places like Buenos Aires and other areas of eastern S.
America would get a nice view. (Sounds like a great vacation idea on
the chilly -2 degree morning!)
Southern Africa is at the right latitude but the radiant will be on the
southwestern horizon and dropping out of sight when the shower peaks.
POSSIBLE NEW METEOR SHOWER
At 21:53 Universal Time on March 1st, the Earth will pass less than 12,000
kilometers from the dust trail of Comet Bradfield (C/1976 D1). This
encounter may generate a series of slow meteors visible to Southern
Hemisphere observers. While it's not possible to estimate an hourly rate,
the meteor's radiant point will be near Beta Tucanae (Right Ascension 0
hours 13 degrees, Declination -64 degrees). Here is a section of our Web
site containing information about observing meteors.
From: "Sterling K. Webb" <kelly_at_bhil.com>
Organization: SKWare One
Copies to: meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Meteors From Comet C/1976
D1 -time conversion
Date sent: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 23:30:15 -0600
> Hi, Bob, List,
> One hour of right ascension is 15 degrees (360 degrees divided by 24 hours
> = 15 degrees per hour).
> Sterling K. Webb
> "lakewind_at_duluth.infi.net" wrote:
> > Hello Mark and all,
> > March 1.9 UT would make it approximately 5 p.m. EST, 4 p.m. CST and so on
> > for the evening of March 1. The position of the radiant given in the IAUC
> > note is rather odd. It lists the RA in the nonstandard format of 13 degrees
> > rather than in hours and minutes. The southerly declination of -64 degrees
> > puts the radiant out of view for most of North America. Assuming the
> > radiant is well-placed due south during the evening it would lie right at
> > the southern horizon for the Florida Keys. Not knowing the the standard
> > right ascension numbers I can't go any further to suggest a location. Can
> > anyone out there convert 13 degrees RA into the standard format?
> > Bob
> > Original Message:
> > -----------------
> > From: Mark Langenfeld mlangen_at_execpc.com
> > Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 15:15:18 -0500
> > To: baalke_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov, email@example.com
> > (Meteorite Mailing List)
> > Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Possible Meteors From Comet C/1976 D1 (IAUC
> > 8079)
> > More important, is the radiant anywhere near being above the local
> > horizon at that time?
> > Mark
> > > >
> > > > Hello anybody,
> > > > 2003 Mar. 1.912 +/- 0.010 UT
> > > > What is that PST?
> > >
> > > PST = UTC - 8 hours.
> > >
> > > Ron B.
> > >
> > >
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