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Orbital Evolution of the α Virginid and α Capricornid Meteor Streams

  • E. I. Kazimirchak-Polonskaya (a1), N. A. Belyaev (a1) and A. K. Terent'Eva (a2)

Abstract

The motions of two typical meteor streams of the Jupiter family, the α Virginids and the α Capricornids, were considered over the interval 1902–2003, perturbations by Venus to Neptune being taken into account. The substantial transformations of their orbits in Jupiter's sphere of action and its neighbourhood were studied. Conclusions are made concerning the role of large perturbations by Jupiter in dispersing meteor streams and altering the visibility conditions of meteor showers.

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Belyaev, N. A.: 1972, this Symposium, p. 90.
Jacchia, L. G. and Whipple, F. L.: 1961, Smithsonian Contr. Astrophys. 4, 97.
Kazimirchak-Polonskaya, E. I.: 1972, this Symposium, p. 95.
Terent'eva, A. K.: 1966, Result. Issled. Meteor. No. 1, 62.
Wright, F. W., Jacchia, L. G., and Whipple, F. L.: 1956, Astron. J. 61, 61.

Orbital Evolution of the α Virginid and α Capricornid Meteor Streams

  • E. I. Kazimirchak-Polonskaya (a1), N. A. Belyaev (a1) and A. K. Terent'Eva (a2)

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