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2008 Quadrantids

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Find observing instructions, images, and charts. The Quadrantic MAC mission is dedicated to observing the 2008 Quadrantid Meteor Shower under nearly constant radiant elevation conditions, and from 47,000 ft altitude where the low extinction near the horizon creates a large surface area for counting meteors and for measuring spectra for meteoroid composition.
URL: http://quadrantids.seti.org
Title: 2008 Quadrantids - The Quadrantid Multi-Instrument Aircraft Campaign
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The meteors are called Quadrantids, because they appear to fan-out from the former constellation of Quadrans Muralis, better known as the Wall Quadrant. The parent comet is not an active comet, but inactive minor planet 2003 EH1, which is thought to have generated the dust circa 1490 AD, when Chinese observers spotted a comet moving in the same orbital plane as the Quadrantids. This page gives tips on how best to observe the shower and participate in an international NASA-sponsored ground-based and airborne observing campaign to monitor how the shower changes from year to year.

Category: Storm - Storms - Meteor - Meteors - Showers - Meteor Shower - Quadrantids - Shooting Stars


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