Review paper on meteor showers 2017, March 8 - Peter Jenniskens has taken stock of low-light video meteor observations to date in a review paper on meteor showers for the Meteoroids 2016 meeting proceedings, accepted for publication in the journal Planetary Space Science.After plotting the radiants in sun-centered coordinates (taking out Earth's motion), 18 Jupiter family comet showers and 27 long-period (Hally-type) comet showers are detected that have a moving radiant over periods of 15 days or longer.The structure of two of those streams, the kappa Cygnids and omicron Eridanids, were visualized by Ian Webster, who plotted the orbits in our new meteor shower visualization tool.By clicking on the animation and by dragging the cursor to change perspective, it is fun and instructive to see how the stream is warped in space.CAMS Newly detected showers and the sporadic background 2016, January 3 - The new CAMS-related articles in the journal Icarus (1 March 2016 issue, Vol. Paper published in JIMO 2016, February 20 - How cool would it be to have a natural meteor shower in the sky at the time of the New Year Eve's artificial fireworks celebrations? We just discovered that our CAMS video camera surveillance of meteor showers in the Southern Hemisphere (CAMS New Zealand, with stations operated by Peter Aldous and Ian Crumpton) detected a previously unknown shower of naked-eye meteors that peaked at the time of the local new year's eve celebrations.266, pages 331-354, 355-370, 371-383, and 384-409, respectively) are now available online. One out of three meteors that night came from this shower.
Martin Breukers and Carl Johannink, responsible for the [email protected] Ne Lux data reduction, first spotted a number of slow meteors radiate from Cygnus on the night of September 14/15. [NASA press release] Manuscript on Camelopardalids July 22, 2014 - Naked eye observers were disappointed by the poor showing of the May 24 Camelopardalids meteor shower from the close passage of comet 209P/LINEAR to Earth last month, but the weak activity of this never-before-seen shower now has scientists excited.
[More] CAMS-detected number of video Ursids on December 22, 2016, compared to overall radio forward meteor scatter counts. Paper in JIMO 2017, January 20 - The Journal of the International Meteor Organization published our paper confirming the delta Mensids shower, based on observations from the CAMS New Zealand network.
IAU Central Bureau Electronic Telegram 4363 2017, February 20 - CAMS California detected an outburst of Ursids on December 22, 2016, caused by the 1076 A. CAMS-detected October Camelopardalids radiant positions. IAU Central Bureau Electronic Telegram 4329 2016, October 12 - The dust trail of an unknown long-period comet wandered in Earth's path on October 5.
[CBET telegram][Feature story] Article on November i-Draconids parent body 2015, December 22 - A paper "Evidene for 2009WN25 being the parent body of the November i-Draconids (NID)" by Marco Micheli, David J.
Tholen and Peter Jenniskens was accepted for publication in Icarus.