2011 Draconids: the movie!
Publiée le 2011-12-21
2011 Draconids: the movie!
On October 8, 2011, IMCCE organized the first European meteor observation campaigns for the Draconids outburst, in collaboration with astronomers from the Czech Republic, Spain, US, Slovakia and Germany. This international campaign gathered together many scientists from Europe, as well as two scientific planes and their crew.

The images taken during this campaign are still under process as read our writing this lines them but we can already confirm that the outbursts appeared exactly at the predicted time! The level of the shower, initially predicted that has 600/hr based on past observations and reports, peaked at 300/hr, which is roughly 3 times the summer Perseids. This relative discrepancy is partly explained by the difference of data reduction methods used in the 30s and that defined by the international meteor organization (www.imo.net) in the 90s.

Puce Images and videos of the campaigns can be found here
Puce The online documentary made by the French national research Council (CNRS)
Puce The International Meteor Organization
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