Observations of the Quadrantid meteor shower from 2008 to 2012: Orbits and emission spectra

DOI: 
10.1016/j.icarus.2016.04.023
Publication date: 
01/09/2016
Main author: 
Madiedo J.M.
IAA authors: 
Espartero, F.;Castro-Tirado, A.J.
Authors: 
Madiedo J.M., Espartero F., Trigo-Rodríguez J.M., Castro-Tirado A.J., Pujols P., Pastor S., de los Reyes J.A., Rodríguez D.
Journal: 
Icarus
Refereed: 
Yes
Publication type: 
Article
Volume: 
275
Pages: 
193-202
Number: 
Abstract: 
The activity of the Quadrantids in January during several years (2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012) has been investigated in the framework of the SPanish Meteor Network (SPMN). For this purpose, an array of high-sensitivity CCD video devices and CCD all-sky cameras have been used to obtain multi-station observations of these meteors. These allowed to obtain precise radiant and orbital information about this meteoroid stream. This paper presents a large set of orbital data (namely, 85 orbits) of Quadrantid meteoroids. Most meteors produced by these particles were recorded during the activity peak of this shower. Besides, we discuss four Quadrantid emission spectra. The tensile strength of Quadrantid meteoroids has been also obtained. © 2016 Elsevier Inc.
Database: 
SCOPUS
ADS
SCOPUS
WOK
URL: 
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/#abs/2016Icar..275..193M/abstract
ADS Bibcode: 
2016Icar..275..193M
Keywords: 
Meteorites; Meteors; Near-Earth Objects