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The 2004 Perseid meteor shower – Polish Fireball Network double station preliminary results

Przemysław Żołądek1, Mariusz Wiśniewski2, Arkadiusz Olech2, Mirosław Krasnowski1, Maciej Kwinta1, Karol Fietkiewicz3, Kamil Złoczewski2, Krzysztof Mularczyk5, Wojciech Jonderko1, Izabela Spaleniak4, Łukasz Gruszka1

1 Comets and Meteors Workshop, Bartycka 18, 00-716 Warszawa, Poland

2 Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Polish Academy of Sciences, Bartycka 18, 00-716 Warszawa, Poland (mwisniew,olech,kzlocz)

3 Warsaw University of Technology, Department of Physics, Koszykowa 75, 00-662 Warszawa, Poland

4 Astronomical Institute, University of Wrocław, Kopernika 11, 51-622 Wrocław, Poland

5 Warsaw University Observatory, al. Ujazdowskie 4, 00-478 Warszawa, Poland


The results of the Perseid 2004 observing campaign are presented. Short description of equipment and reduction methods is given. Predicted 1-rev Perseid peak on August 12/13 was confirmed by video and visual observations, moreover another peak of activity was detected the same night around 1 UT. In total 87 meteoroid trajectories and orbits were calculated and resulting mean orbital elements of Perseid stream were presented.