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The atmosphere trajectory and heliocentric orbit of the Neuschwanstein meteorite fall on April 6, 2002

Spurny, P. and Heinlein, D. and Oberst, J. (2002) The atmosphere trajectory and heliocentric orbit of the Neuschwanstein meteorite fall on April 6, 2002. In: Proceedings of Asteroids, Comets, Meteors - ACM 2002. International Conference, 29 July - 2 August 2002, Berlin, Germany, 500, pp. 137-140. ESA. Asteroids, Comets, Meteors 2002, Berlin, Germany, 29 July - 2 August 2002. ISBN 92-9092-810-7.

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Abstract

We report the detection of a unique bolide photographed at 5 German, 1 Czech and 1 Austrian station of the European Fireball Network (EN). This slow-moving fireball with initial velocity of 21 km/s reached the maximum absolute brightness of -17.2 magnitude and was photographed down to 16 km. Several meteorite fragments with total mass of about 20 kilograms are expected to have been dropped. One stony meteorite, very probably an ordinary H-chondrite of 1.75 kilograms was recovered in the predicted impact area, which lies completely in rugged high mountain terrain. The bolide's heliocentric orbit is exceptional as it is practically identical to the orbit of the first photographed meteorite fall in history, the Pribram multiple meteorite fall on April 7, 1959. Both orbits are so similar that there is little doubt that both bodies have the same origin. This meteorite case adds much further evidence for the existence of astroidal and meteorite streams.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2003,
Title:The atmosphere trajectory and heliocentric orbit of the Neuschwanstein meteorite fall on April 6, 2002
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Spurny, P.Ondrejov Observatory, Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Ondrejov, Czech Republic
Heinlein, D.UNSPECIFIED
Oberst, J.UNSPECIFIED
Date:2002
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of Asteroids, Comets, Meteors - ACM 2002. International Conference, 29 July - 2 August 2002, Berlin, Germany
Volume:500
Page Range:pp. 137-140
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Warmbein, B.UNSPECIFIED
Publisher:ESA
Series Name:ESA SP
ISBN:92-9092-810-7
Status:Published
Event Title:Asteroids, Comets, Meteors 2002, Berlin, Germany, 29 July - 2 August 2002
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institut für Weltraumsensorik und Planetenerkundung
Deposited By: Susanne Pieth
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 19:29

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