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Beta Cassiopeids Meteor Shower

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 meteor shower occurs between 3 Jul- 19 Aug with the peak occurring on the 29-Jul every year.

The meteor shower peaks 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).

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 Perseids meteor 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

Closest Star to Radiant PointCaph
Peak Activity Date29-Jul
Activity Period3 Jul- 19 Aug
Right Ascension24
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

Comments and Questions

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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.
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