Bielids
Andromede An"dro*mede, Andromed An"dro*med, n.] (Astron.) A meteor appearing to radiate from a point in the constellation Andromeda, -- whence the name. [1913 Webster]

Note: A shower of these meteors takes place every year on November 27th or 28th. The Andromedes are also called {Bielids}, as they are connected with Biela's comet and move in its orbit. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] ||


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  • Andromed — Andromede An dro*mede, Andromed An dro*med, n.] (Astron.) A meteor appearing to radiate from a point in the constellation Andromeda, whence the name. [1913 Webster] Note: A shower of these meteors takes place every year on November 27th or 28th.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Andromede — An dro*mede, Andromed An dro*med, n.] (Astron.) A meteor appearing to radiate from a point in the constellation Andromeda, whence the name. [1913 Webster] Note: A shower of these meteors takes place every year on November 27th or 28th. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Biela's comet — Bie la s com et (Astron.) A periodic coment, discovered by Biela in 1826, which revolves around the sun in 6.6 years. The November meteors (Andromedes or Bielids) move in its orbit, and may be fragments of the comet. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Andromeda (constellation) — Andromeda Constellation List of stars in Andromeda Abbreviation And Genitive Andromedae P …   Wikipedia

  • 3D/Biela — Infobox Comet name=3D/Biela discoverer=Wilhelm von Biela discovery date=February 27, 1826 designations=1772; 1806 I; 1832 III; 1846 II; 1852 III; 1826 D1 epoch=September 29, 1852 [ [http://www.oaa.gr.jp/ oaacs/nk/nk851b.htm NK 851B OAA computing… …   Wikipedia

  • meteor shower — Astron. the profusion of meteors observed when the earth passes through a meteor swarm. Also, meteoric shower. [1875 80] * * * Entry into Earth s atmosphere of multiple meteoroids (see meteor), traveling in parallel paths, usually spread over… …   Universalium

  • Biela, Wilhelm, Freiherr von — ▪ Austrian astronomer born March 19, 1782, Rossla, Stolberg am Harz, Saxony died Feb. 18, 1856, Venice       Austrian astronomer who is noted for his discovery (1826) that a certain comet, now called Biela s Comet, reappeared at intervals of 6.7… …   Universalium

  • Biela's Comet — ▪ astronomy       short period comet discovered (1826) by and named for the Austrian astronomer Wilhelm, Baron von Biela (Biela, Wilhelm, Freiherr von) (1782–1856). It was identified by Biela as a periodic comet that returned every 6.6 years.… …   Universalium

  • Biela's Comet — 3D/Biela Biela s Comet in February 1846, soon after it split into two pieces. Discovery Discovered by: Wilhelm von Biela Discovery date: February 27, 1826 Alternate designations: 1772; 1806 I; 1832 III; 1846 II; 1852 III; 1826 D1 …   Wikipedia

  • Biela , Wilhelm von — (1784–1856) Austrian astronomer Born in Rossia, Austria, Biela was an army officer and an amateur astronomer. In 1826 he observed a comet with a short period of 6.6 years. When Biela s comet reappeared in 1845 it had split into two parts. It was… …   Scientists

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