The Octantids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Octans. The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 26 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 Asteroid 2015 TT178. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (294.1) and the Declination (-77.4).
The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 32 km/s.
The constellation can only be viewed in the southern hemisphere which is why there is only a Southern Hemisphere information. The more south you are, the more likely you are to see it. The Octans are the southern most constellation, containing the Sigma Octantis/Polaris Australis star.
|Associated Asteroid||2015 TT178|
|Peak Activity Date||29th April|
|Solar Longitude / λ ☉||26 °|
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