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Camelopardalids 2014: visual data quicklook

Introduction

This page shows automated results of the 2014 Camelopardalids, based on visual observations reported by citizen scientists through the report form of the International Meteor Organization (IMO). The information on this page is generated automatically; for scientific use please refer to manual analyses published in scientific journals (such as WGN). Send your feedback regarding this page to Geert Barentsen.

Page contents:

Immy Activity profile
Immy Observer statistics
Immy Data access
Immy Credits and references

Note that the data will finally go into the Visual Meteor Database (VMDB) with manual inspection and rectifications. We are curretly completing the files of 2008-2011. The VMDB is an enormous project - any help will be greatly appreciated.

Page generated: 2014 July 22 at 12:15 UTC.

Activity profile

The graph below shows the ZHR (Zenithal Hourly Rate), which is the number of meteors an observer would see under a very dark sky with the radiant of the shower in zenith.
ZHRmax = 20 based on 142 Cameleopardalids reported in 162 intervals, assuming population index r = 2.0

ZHR graph

Time (UTC)Solarlon nINT nCAM ZHR Particle density
2014-05-23 22:19 62.500 40 23 3±1 9 / 109·km3
2014-05-24 00:31 62.589 20 15 5±1 14 / 109·km3
2014-05-24 01:28 62.627 19 15 8±2 23 / 109·km3
2014-05-24 04:45 62.758 21 19 5±1 14 / 109·km3
2014-05-24 06:16 62.819 8 15 11±3 31 / 109·km3
2014-05-24 06:42 62.836 7 15 19±5 54 / 109·km3
2014-05-24 07:08 62.854 11 15 11±3 31 / 109·km3
2014-05-24 07:46 62.879 11 16 9±2 26 / 109·km3
2014-05-24 08:21 62.902 3 7 20±7 57 / 109·km3
2014-05-24 22:55 63.485 22 2 1±1 3 / 109·km3

The reported intervals are automatically added together into the bins shown above, based on the number of meteors and the distribution of the intervals. For each bin, the following parameters are computed:

Observer statistics

Data has been received from 47 observers in 22 countries. Thank you for your efforts!

Spatial distribution of observers

Note: click on the map for an interactive version.

Spatial distribution

Temporal distribution of observers

Temporal distribution

Table of observers

ObserverCountryTeffnCAM
Tomasz Adam Poland 2.35h 0
Jose Alvarellos United States 1.00h 1
Orlando Benitez Sanchez Spain 0.63h 1
Jens Briesemeister Germany 4.50h 1
Mark Davis United States 3.00h 16
Michel Deconinck France 0.89h 2
Peter Detterline United States 4.55h 5
Jose Vicente Díaz Martínez Spain 0.08h 2
Audrius Dubietis Lithuania 1.20h 0
Shy Halatzi Israel 3.00h 3
Carl Hergenrother United States 2.17h 3
Glenn Hughes United States 0.33h 1
Richard Huziak Canada 2.75h 2
Jens Lacorne France 3.31h 4
Michael Linnolt United States 0.40h 0
Boris Majic Serbia 2.16h 0
Roman Makhnenko Russia 1.08h 0
Aleksandar Matic Serbia 1.92h 0
Bruce Mccurdy Canada 1.00h 0
Jaroslav Merc Slovakia 2.53h 2
Vasilis Metallinos Greece 1.80h 1
Milen Minev Bulgaria 2.24h 7
Arash Nabizadeh Haghighi Iran 0.50h 0
Michael Nolle Malta 1.10h 0
Ella Ratz Israel 1.48h 1
Kai Schultze Germany 1.95h 4
Miguel Angel Serra Martin Spain 3.80h 5
Wesley Stone United States 3.25h 11
Richard Taibi United States 3.15h 3
Tamara Tchenak Israel 2.16h 3
Sonal Thorve India 1.33h 1
Koen Miskotte Netherlands 5.39h 3
Tomasz Lenart Poland 2.50h 2
Pierre Martin Canada 4.33h 20
Alexsandr Morozov Russia 2.34h 0
Maciek Myszkiewicz Poland 2.08h 2
Salvador Aguirre Mexico 3.50h 5
Branislav Savic Serbia 2.92h 0
Javor Kac Slovenia 1.50h 1
Pierre Bader Germany 3.25h 2
William Watson United States 1.49h 4
Alexandr Maidik Ukraine 2h 0
Anna Levina Israel 2.08h 3
Karoly Jonas Hungary 1.00h 2
Josep M, Trigo-rodriguez Spain 1.98h 14
Daniel Verde Van Ouytsel Spain 0.89h 0
Quan-zhi Ye China 2.20h 16

Data access

Create your own analysis. The files below can be opened using Excel:
cam2014_rate.csv (number of meteors per interval per observer)
cam2014_magn.csv (number of meteors per magnitude bin per observer)

Credits and references

The information on this page may be distributed freely provided credit is given to the International Meteor Organization (IMO) and, when possible, to the individual observers. The computer facilities to generate this page are provided by ESA/RSSD and Armagh Observatory.

References:

  1. Rendtel J. and Arlt R., editors (2009). Handbook for meteor observations; Chapter 9, Analyses and Calculations. International Meteor Organization. ISBN 978-2-87355-020-2.
  2. Koschack R., Rendtel J. (1990). Determination of spatial number density and mass index from visual meteor observations (II). WGN 18, 119-140.