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Beta Cassiopeids Meteor Shower

The Beta Cassiopeids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of the Cassiopeia. The meteor showers occurs between 3 Jul- 19 Aug with the peak occuring 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.

Recent and Forthcoming Meteor Showers :-

Beta Cassiopeids Meteor Shower Facts


ConstellationCassiopeia
Closest Star to Radiant PointCaph
Max 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



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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.