Analysis of the September ε-Perseid outburst in 2013



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Madiedo, José M. and Zamorano Calvo, Jaime and Trigo Rodríguez, Josep M. and Ortiz, José L. and Docobo, José A. and Izquierdo, Jaime and Lacruz, Juan and Campo, Pedro P. and Andrade, Manuel and Pastor, Sensi and Reyes, José A. de los and Ocana, Francisco and Sánchez de Miguel, Alejandro and Pujols, Pep (2018) Analysis of the September ε-Perseid outburst in 2013. Monthly notices of the Royal astronomical society, 480 (2). pp. 2501-2507. ISSN 0035-8711

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We analyse the outburst experienced by the September epsilon-Perseid meteor shower on 2013 September 9. As a result of our monitoring, the atmospheric trajectory of 60 multistation events observed over Spain was obtained and accurate orbital data were derived from them. On the basis of these orbits, we have tried to determine the likely parent body of this meteoroid stream by employing orbital dissimilarity criteria. In addition, the emission spectra produced by two events belonging to this meteor shower were also recorded. The analysis of these spectra has provided information about the chemical nature of their progenitor meteoroids. We also present an estimation of the tensile strength for these particles.

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© 2018 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. We acknowledge support from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (projects AYA2015-68646-P and AYA 2015-67175-P).

Uncontrolled Keywords:Meteoroid stream; Orbits; Fireball; Populations; Spectra
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Astrophysics
Sciences > Physics > Astronomy
ID Code:50837
Deposited On:13 Feb 2019 11:21
Last Modified:13 Feb 2019 11:28

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