The Antihelion Source (ANT) is a large, roughly oval area around α= 30◦ by δ= 15◦in size, centred about 12◦east of the solar opposition point on the ecliptic, hence its name.
It is not a true shower at all (hence it has no IAU shower number), but is rather a region of sky in which a number of variably, if weakly, active minor showers have their
Until 2006, attempts were made to define specific showers within this complex, but this often proved very difficult for visual observers to achieve. IMO video results have shown why, because even instrumentally, itwas impossible to define distinct and constantly observable radiants for many of the showers here!
The Ant is in Virgo during March
439 Cobden St ( Car entry from Magpie St)
Mt Pleasant, VIC 3350
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