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Monday, October 23, 2006


Speaking of Meteors

Check out this Astronomy Picture of the Day of the Orionids.

Comet T1 levy is a recently discovered periodic comet (5.22 years) that may have some interesting meteor showers associated with it. There is a possibility that there will be an outburst (althought not strong) in the constellation Cephus on the last day of 2006 (31-12-06) and possibly one in 2009. More will be certain when the orbit is refined with further observations.

The Leonids this year may be interesting, one prediction is for possibly a ZHR of 100 or more around November 19, 4h45m. A more pessimistic prediction is for a ZHR of 35 around November 19, 4h55m UT.

Still with the moon almost new, it will be worth watching.

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