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WGN 43:6 out now

WGN 43-6

The December 2015 issue of the IMO Journal is now in print. It will be mailed shortly and subscribers can also immediately access the journal in PDF format. The contents this month:

  • From the Treasurer — IMO Membership/WGN Subscription Renewal for 2016 (M. Gyssens)
  • Solar Longitudes for 2016 (R. Arlt)
  • International Meteor Conference 2015 report (D. Pavela)
  • Details of the Proceedings of the International Meteor Conference, Mistelbach, Austria, 27–30 August 2015 (P. Roggemans, J.-L. Rault)
  • Minor kappa-Cepheid (751 KCE) activity on 2015 September 21 (J. Rendtel)
  • χ Cygnids observation in Japan (Y. Shiba)
  • Results of the IMO Video Meteor Network — July 2015 (S. Molau, J. Kac, S. Crivello, E. Stomeo, G. Barentsen, R. Goncalves, C. Saraiva, M. Maciewski, M. Maslov)
  • Results of the IMO Video Meteor Network — August 2015 (S. Molau, S. Crivello, R. Goncalves, C. Saraiva, E. Stomeo, J. Kac)

Front cover image: Green and blue persistent train from a Perseid on 2013 August 13 from Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation. Image courtesy: Vladimir Usanin.

WGN 43:5 out now

WGN 43-5

The October 2015 issue of the IMO Journal is now in print. It will be mailed shortly and subscribers can also immediately access the journal in PDF format. The contents this month:

  • Thirty-Fifth International Meteor Conference, Egmond, the Netherlands, June 2–5, 2016 (R. Keeris, J. Hartman)
  • From the Treasurer — IMO Membership/WGN Subscription Renewal for 2016 (M. Gyssens)
  • What do we see as ANT, Apex and Toroidal sources? — What meteors are, where meteors came from, where meteoroids are going (M. Koseki)
  • Four possible new high-declination showers (D. Segon, P. Gural, Z. Andreic, D. Vida, I. Skokic, F. Novoselnik)
  • Maribo meteorite and (85182) (D.A.J. Seargent)
  • Results of the IMO Video Meteor Network — May 2015 (S. Molau, J. Kac, S. Crivello, E. Stomeo, G. Barentsen, R. Goncalves, C. Saraiva, M. Maciewski, M. Maslov)
  • Results of the IMO Video Meteor Network — June 2015 (S. Molau, J. Kac, S. Crivello, E. Stomeo, G. Barentsen, R. Goncalves, C. Saraiva, M. Maciewski, M. Maslov)

Front cover image: Orionid fireball of 2015 October 23 from Medvedje Brdo, Slovenia. Image courtesy: Javor Kac.


Taurid swarm return in 2015?

A large number of Taurid fireballs have been reported over the last 3 or 4 nights by observers worldwide. A number of reported events rivaled or exceeded the brigthess of the full Moon. These events seem to be caused by the return of the Taurid resonant meteoroid swarm.



Very bright Taurid fireball low over the southern horizon, photographed on October 30, 18:12 UT from Artviže, Slovenia by Marko Korošec.

WGN 43:4 out now

WGN 43-4

The August 2015 issue of the IMO Journal is now in print. It will be mailed shortly and subscribers can also immediately access the journal in PDF format. The contents this month:

  • Letter — Meteoroid "family groups" (B. Ward)
  • A practical method for the analysis of meteor spectra (M. Dubs, P. Schlatter)
  • Meteor spectroscopy during the 2015 Quadrantids (B. Ward)
  • Spectro-orbital observation of a sporadic meteor (B. Ward)
  • Results of the IMO Video Meteor Network — March 2015 (S. Molau, J. Kac, S. Crivello, E. Stomeo, G. Barentsen, R. Goncalves, C. Saraiva, M. Maciewski, M. Maslov)
  • Results of the IMO Video Meteor Network — April 2015 (S. Molau, J. Kac, S. Crivello, E. Stomeo, G. Barentsen, R. Goncalves, C. Saraiva, M. Maciewski, M. Maslov)

Front cover image: Meteor spectrum graph overlaid on colourised synthetic spectrum. Image courtesy: William Ward.


WGN 43:3 out now

WGN 43-3

The June 2015 issue of the IMO Journal is now in print. It will be mailed shortly and subscribers can also immediately access the journal in PDF format. The contents this month:

  • In Memoriam: Bruce Andrew McIntosh (1929 — 2015) (P. Brown)
  • Letter — Zeng Wei Zhou (1988 – 2015) (Q. Zheng)
  • International Meteor Conference 2016 in Egmond, The Netherlands — First announcement (J. Hartman)
  • Draconid 2011 outburst observations from Slovenia (J. Kac)
  • Double station observation of meteors in Nikolaev (N. Kulichenko, O. Shulga, Ye. Kozyryev, Ye. Sybiryakova)
  • Results of the IMO Video Meteor Network — January 2015 (S. Molau, J. Kac, S. Crivello, E. Stomeo, G. Barentsen, R. Goncalves, C. Saraiva, M. Maciewski, M. Maslov)
  • Results of the IMO Video Meteor Network — February 2015 (S. Molau, J. Kac, S. Crivello, E. Stomeo, G. Barentsen, R. Goncalves, C. Saraiva, M. Maciewski, M. Maslov)

Front cover photo: Bright fireball recorded by the Hiroshima University allsky camera on 2015 May 18. Photo courtesy: Koji S. Kawabata, Hiroshima University.


WGN 43:2 out now

WGN 43-2

The April 2015 issue of the IMO Journal is now in print. It will be mailed shortly and subscribers can also immediately access the journal in PDF format. The contents this month:

  • From the Treasurer — Supporting Members 2014 (M. Gyssens)
  • The IMO Support Fund (IMO Council)
  • Enhanced kappa-Cygnid activity 2014 (J. Rendtel, S. Molau)
  • Results of the IMO Video Meteor Network — November 2014 (S. Molau, J. Kac, S. Crivello, E. Stomeo, G. Barentsen, R. Goncalves, C. Saraiva, M. Maciewski, M. Maslov)
  • Results of the IMO Video Meteor Network — December 2014 (S. Molau, J. Kac, S. Crivello, E. Stomeo, G. Barentsen, R. Goncalves, C. Saraiva, M. Maciewski, M. Maslov)

Front cover photo: Bright fireball over the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in the Chilean Andes. Credit: ESO/Christoph Malin.