Earth, Moon, and Planets

, Volume 68, Issue 1–3, pp 555–561 | Cite as

Perseid meteor stream as observed in 1993

  • Miloš Šimek
  • Petr Pecina


Presented are results of Perseid 1993 meteor shower from radar observation at Ondřejov observatory. Investigation of the shower activity profiles in four echo duration intervals proved the position of dominant peak at solar longitude L = 138.°8±0.°05 (epoch 1950.0) followed by series of secondary maxima positions of which depend on examined echo duration class. Extremely low value of the mass distribution indexs = 1.27 ± 0.01 near the maximum activity peak associated with high proportion of fragmenting particles leads to the suggestion that meteor particles concentrated in this filament are younger than those which form the other parts of the stream.

Key words

Meteoroids Meteor streams Perseids 1993 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Miloš Šimek
    • 1
  • Petr Pecina
    • 1
  1. 1.Astronomical InstituteOndřejovCzech Republic

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