RASNZ Comet and Meteor Section
About Meteors - Facts and Information
There are three links to meteor lists below. No. 1 is the main radiant list - use this for primary reference and planning; No. 2 is John Morgan's list; No. 3 is Ronald McIntoshe's Index of Southern Radiants.
1. The first is that used by the International Meteor Orgaisation (IMO), it lists the main meteor showerss in both hemispheres and is considered to be the most accurate availiable today.
IMO Annual Meteor List (2006)
2. The second list is the radaint list produced by John Morgan (New Zealand) and southern observers in the 1970s and 1980s. It lists 360? possible radiants for the southern hemisphere. Morgan wanted to see how many of Ronald McIntoshes (1930s) radiants were still active and over two decades of observing produced the following list. Observers are more than welcome to choose a radiant from this list and to observe it to see if the radiant is still active...
Not yet typed into electronic form - hopefully will be done by November 2006...
3. The final list is Ronald McIntoshes actual Index of Southern Radiants which was produced by himself based on personal and New Zealand observer observations in the 1920s and 1930s. By now (nearly 80 years after this list) most of the radiants are possibly defunct and it's importance is due to the histroical nature of the document. However, observers are more than welcome to observe listed radiants to see if any activity in fact still exists. Please tell me if you do any observing and what your result is!
Ronald McIntoshe's Index of Southern Radiants
If anyone does do any observing PLEASE write up a report form and send me a copy (firstname.lastname@example.org)