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Beta Cassiopeids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Beta Cassiopeids Meteor Shower Occur

The Beta Cassiopeids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Cassiopeia. The meteor shower occurs between 3 Jul- 19 Aug with the peak occurring on the 29-Jul every year.

The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Caph. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (24) and the Declination (59).

Zenith Hourly Rate

The Zenith Hourly Rate or how many you expect to see during the hour is 10. The ZHR can radically increase if the comet or associated object is close by. The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 52 km/s.

How and When to View the Beta Cassiopeids

The Beta Cassiopeids are best viewable from the Northern Hemisphere. Cassiopeia is a circumpolar constellation meaning it is always visible in the northern hemisphere. The more south you are, the harder it is going to be see the shower. For those in the southern hemisphere, you can console yourselves by looking at the Piscis Austrinids

The best time to see the Cassiopeids is after ten at night when the Sun has fully set. At the same is the Perseidsmeteor shower so if you are just looking for the Beta Cassiopeids then make sure you're not looking at the wrong one. You can see the constellation all through the night.

Recent and Forthcoming Meteor Showers :-

Beta Cassiopeids Meteor Shower Facts


ConstellationCassiopeia
Closest Star to Radiant PointCaph
Peak Activity Date29-Jul
Activity Period3 Jul- 19 Aug
Right Ascension24
Declination59
Speed/Velocity52
Zenith Hourly Rate10

Location of the Radiant Point for the Beta Cassiopeids Meteor Shower


Map showing the location of where the Beta Cassiopeids radiate from within Cassiopeia

The image showing the location of Beta Cassiopeids was generated using the free application Night Vision.




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Carl BessmanWednesday, 7th August 2019 1:11:52 PM
a Capri, which flew S-N across my entire field of sight b4 burning out. Brightest was an Aquarid @ 05:55.. ! 8/7/19, 03:15: A Capri, flew from SW to NE, turning yellow then orange, & gave illusion it was ascending rather than falling..weird! Another first, a fireball out of Pegasus flashed through a cloud like a big orange ball. Note to Admin: this is the continuation of 1st note I sent accidentally b4 it was finished....
Carl BessmanThursday, 1st August 2019 5:50:16 AM
The night of 7/29-30 in TX, between Cass, Aquar, & Capri. I saw 40+ in 4hrs. Last night/AM I only caught 29, but the last, just before sunrise was a fireball out of Aquarius that looked like a huge sphere with a long trail of snowy particles- it looked like renderings of a Comet!!
MikeSunday, 30th July 2017 2:52:15 AM
How come I can't see the comments
AdminSunday, 30th July 2017 9:07:40 AM
Charles, its not possible to help you with that as I don't know whereabouts you are. Generally speaking, if you can see Polaris, you should be able to see the Beta-Cassiopeids. The more North you are, the better the chance of seeing them. If you are in Australia for example, you won't be able to see them which if thats the case, look out for Piscis Austrinids next month. If you look for the recognisable Ursa-Minor constellation then look for the W of Cassiopeia then you should be able to spot them.
Charles stewart Wednesday, 26th July 2017 2:46:53 PM
What general direction would I look to see it. I enjoy North West east or south.
Carl Bessman Wednesday, 7th August 2019 12:58:53 PM
I attribute my "luck" in seeing so many meteors to my location (a dark burn north of Austin TX), & lying facing due E, looking @ the "square of Pegusus"(formed by Algenib,Alphetatz,Markab,& Scheat) This puts Cassiopea & Pegusus on my left, Aquarius & Capricorn on my right. As Cap.& Pega.rise I turn SE... 8/6/19, 0200: As I laid down 2 Aquarius went over in 1st min.,followed soon after by a Cassi, which split into a triad, a Capri. that went
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