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Meteor of January 24, 1892
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Large Meteor of January 24, 1892

It is to be hoped that further observations will be forth-coming of the brilliant meteor of January 24, 10h. 55m. (described by Mr. T. Heath in your last number, p. 295), so that its real path may be computed. I think there is little doubt the meteor belonged to a shower of Draconids having a radiant-point a few degrees south-east of the star Zeta. On the same night (January 24) as that on which the fine meteor was observed, I saw a third magnitude shooting-star, at 7h. 55m., with a path from 324 + 40 to 330 + 31, and this also belonged to the radiant in Draco. I discovered this shower on the nights of January 19 and 25, 1887, and determined the position of the radiant as at 261 + 63. There are many other showers from the same point in the spring, summer, and autumn months.
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