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

Spurny, P. and Heinlein, D. and Oberst, J. (2002) The atmospheric trajectory and heliocentric orbit of the Neuschwanstein meteorite fall on April 6, 2002. In: Proceedings ot Asteroids, Comets, Meteors (ACM 2002), 29 July - 2 August, 2002, Berlin, Germany, 500, pp. 137-140. ESA. Asteroids, Comets, Meteors, Berlin, July 29 - August 2, 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 aund 1 Austrian station fo the European Fireball Network (EN). The 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 kilogram 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 asteroidal and meteorite streams.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2004,
Title:The atmospheric trajectory and heliocentric orbit of the Neuschwanstein meteorite fall on April 6, 2002
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Spurny, P.Astronomical Institute, Ondrejov Observatory, Ondrejov, Czech Republic
Heinlein, D.UNSPECIFIED
Oberst, J.UNSPECIFIED
Date:2002
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings ot Asteroids, Comets, Meteors (ACM 2002), 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
Keywords:bolide, meteorite, chondrite
Event Title:Asteroids, Comets, Meteors, Berlin, July 29 - August 2, 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 19:31

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