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
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,
914 778 (471 582 CAMS and 443 196 SonotaCo) video and 8 916 radio-meteor records.
The chosen data can be printed, or downloaded (year by year) 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).
Or, the ZIP archive of very extended video data for a given year can also be downloaded
(CSV format is packed).
The used catalog should be cited. The list of relevant references can be found
The email address to the contact point is
mdc_orbits [at] astro.skYour message will reach Lubos Neslusan, Marian Jakubik, and Jan Svoren who maintain the orbital database.