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Re: (meteorobs) A Surprise November Meteor Shower?




>On November 11, 1999 Earth will pass close to the orbit of newly-
>discovered Comet LINEAR C/1999J3. The result could be a new meteor
>shower -- the Linearids.

Thanks to so much attention, the meteor community must now brace for
the barrage of "reports" from inexperienced meteor watchers - which
will, among other things, confuse the South Taurid peak around that
same night with this quite different POSSIBLE radiant...

What caused IMO to issue such a wide, public call for observation?

Curious Lew


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