The Omicron Centaurids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Centaurus. The meteor shower occurs between Jan 31 - Feb 19 with the peak occurring on the Feb 11 every year.
The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Omicron Centauri. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (11:48) and the Declination (-56).
The Zenith Hourly Rate or how many you expect to see during the hour is 2. The ZHR can radically increase if the comet or associated object is close by. The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 51 km/s.
Omicron Centaurids are a meteor Shower that is located at the other end of the constellation to the Alpha and Beta Centaurids meteor showers. They are a southern hemisphere meteor shower that are at the beginning of the year but are not the first, the first are the Quantratids, a northern only meteor shower. Omicron Centauri is a double star that is located near to Lambda Centauri which marks the end of the constellation.
|Closest Star to Radiant Point||Omicron Centauri|
|Peak Activity Date||Feb 11|
|Activity Period||Jan 31 - Feb 19|
|Zenith Hourly Rate||2|
The image showing the location of Omicron Centaurids was generated using the free application Night Vision.
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