International Astronomical Union

Meteor Data Center

Meteor Databases

Version 2020

Welcome on the web pages of the Meteor Data Center (MDC) of International Astronomical Union (IAU).

The IAU MDC database has been created in purpose to provide to the researchers interested in meteor astronomy the precise, reliable, and complete-in-compulsory-parameters data, gained by using of various detection techniques. The set of these data is assumed to be used especially in the methodological studies. Because of a possibility of comparison between the corresponding results obtained by various authors or author teams, which is possible if all they use basically the same data, no often upgraded of these - nominal - data is supposed.

These pages contain the data and documentation to the photographic, video, and sample of radio-meteor catalogs. In total, the current version of the database contains 4,873 photographic, 110,521 video, and 8,916 radio-meteor records.

The chosen data can be printed, or downloaded in the PDF, Excel-table, or CSV format (the menu will appear after you choose the catalog(s) and parameters, and click "Submit"; the chosen data will then appear at the bottom of the page).



Porubcan V., Svoren J., Neslusan L., Schunova E.: 2011, in: Proc. Meteroids Conference held in Breckenridge, Colorado, USA, May 24-28, 2010, eds. W. J. Cooke, D. E. Moser, B. F. Hardin, and D. Janches. NASA/CP-2011-216469, p. 338.

Neslusan L., Porubcan V., Svoren J.: 2014, Earth, Moon, and Planets, Vol. 111, pp. 105-114.


Gural P.S.: 2011, in: Proc. International Meteor Conference, Armagh, Northern Ireland, 16-19 September, 2010, eds. D. J. Asher, A. A. Christou, P. Atreya, and G. Barentsen, International Meteor Organization, pp. 28-31.

Jenniskens P., Gural P.S., Dynneson L., Grigsby B.J., Newman K.E., Borden M., Koop M., Holman D.: 2011, Icarus, Vol. 216, pp. 40-61.

Jenniskens P., Nenon Q., Albers J., Gural P.S., Haberman B., Holman D., Morales R., Grigsby B.J., Samuels D., Johannink C.: 2016a. The established meteor showers as observed by CAMS. Icarus, Vol. 266, pp. 331-354.

Jenniskens P., Nenon Q., Gural P.S., Albers J., Haberman B., Johnson B., Holman D., Morales R., Grigsby B.J., Samuels D., Johannink C.: 2016b. CAMS confirmation of previously reported meteor showers. Icarus, Vol. 266, pp. 355-370.

Jenniskens P., Nenon Q.: 2016. CAMS verification of single-linked high-threshold D-criterion detected meteor showers. Icarus, Vol. 266, pp. 371-383.

Jenniskens P., Nenon Q., Gural P.S., Albers J., Haberman B., Johnson, B., Morales R., Grigsby B.J., Samuels D., Johannink C.: 2016c. CAMS newly detected meteor showers and the sporadic background. Icarus, Vol. 266, pp. 384-409.


Narziev M., Chebotarev R.P., Jopek T.J., Neslusan L., Porubcan V., Svoren J., Khujanazarov, H.F., Bibarsov R.Sh., Irkaeva Sh.N., Isomutdinov Sh.O., Kolmakov V.N., Polushkin G.A., Sidorin V.N.: 2020. The 1968-1969 sample of HISSAR radio-meteor data. Planetary and Space Science, Vol. 192, 105008

Narziev M., Chebotarev R.P.: 2019. Catalog of radiants, velocities, orbits and atmospheric trajectories of radio meteors observed in Tajikistan. Donish Publ., Dushanbe, 1320 pp.