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Delta Cygnids Meteor Shower

The Delta Cygnids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Cygnus. The meteor shower peaks on the 14th October every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 200.8 degrees, this value is the the date of maximum activity. It is measured as a degree with zero degree indicating spring equinox (roughly March 21st/22nd). 90 is the Summer Solstice, 180 is the Autumn Equinox and 270 is the Winter Solstice. This degree is independent of the calender. AMS .

The source of the meteor shower is believed to be Asteroid 2004 BE68. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Al Fawaris. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (294.6) and the Declination (46.5).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 14 km/s.

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Delta Cygnids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeDCY
ConstellationCygnus
Associated Asteroid2004 BE68?
Closest Star to Radiant PointAl Fawaris
Peak Activity Date14th October
Right Ascension294.6
Declination46.5
Solar Longitude / λ ☉200.8 °
Speed/Velocity14
Semi-Major Axis2.5000
Perihelion0.9910
Longitude200.8000
Inclination19.6000


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