Alpha Scorpiid meteors

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A meteor shower, active from April 20 to May 19, producing rather low observed rates (maximum ZHR 10). Its parent meteor stream lies close to the ecliptic, and has been split into at least two branches by planetary perturbations. Maxima occur on April 28 from a radiant at RA 16h 32m, dec. −24°, and on May 13 from RA 16h 04m, dec. −24°. It is not recognized as a genuine shower by some authorities.

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