[meteorite-list] Bad camera location ... AGAIN

From: Matson, Robert D. <ROBERT.D.MATSON_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 14:23:03 -0700
Message-ID: <9180F6B27399C541B10663E21C8BDE9203026215_at_0461-its-exmb09.us.saic.com>

As seems to happen with every new fall, I find significant discrepancies
between reported All-Sky camera locations, and the coordinates that the
camera operators claim for their cameras. In the case of the Soest, Germany,
camera, I did not have the camera coordinates yesterday, so I just used
the center of Soest, Germany. But according to the operator's website:


the camera is at 50?42'38"N, 7?22'44"E, 250m. If you plot this on a map,
it is NOWHERE NEAR Soest -- it's in Buchholz, 60 miles to the southwest
of Soest! So which is right for this camera -- the city name or the


-----Original Message-----
From: drtanuki [mailto:drtanuki at yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 1:58 PM
To: Matson, Robert D.; meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Germany/Netherlands meteor update

Rob and List, It seems that the triangulation leads to a potential drop in Holland: http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.com/2011/10/soest-germany-fireball-meteor-16oct2011.html Thank you Rob! Dirk...Tokyo
Received on Wed 19 Oct 2011 05:23:03 PM PDT

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