[meteorite-list] HUGE Meteor Sighting in Cottonwood AZ - Stats from fall
From: Ruben Garcia <rubengarcia85382_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:06:50 -0700
Jim it's pretty much the same with any meteor event. The truth is
unless we have good Doppler information or someone personally
witnessed a meteorite strike a house or a car, or there is a stone
found - there's not much reason to waste time looking.
Most people (me included) thought the Whetstone Mountains meteor event
was not worth looking for - It took me over a month to even start the
hunt. I wish I'd have started sooner.
Also, the lack of Sonic reports may be due to the fact that it landed
where no one lives and not that it didn't produce a sonic boom.
I've been doing this a long time and I think the bottom line is this:
If someone finds a meteorite, just one that went though a roof - most
hunters would go try to find more - me included.
On Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 3:47 PM, Jim Wooddell
<jim.wooddell at suddenlink.net> wrote:
> Hi Shawn, This is a fairly normal event. Nothing much to get excited
> about. The calculation is an error. If the 40.8km is the burn out I
> doubt anyone will waste much time on this one.
> No sonic reports to speak of and that is also not a good sign. The UT is
> questionable too!
> On 4/13/2014 12:57 PM, shawnalan at meteoritefalls.com wrote:
>> Hello Listers
>> I found some info on the fall and here is some stats...
>> vel 667.2 km/s beg 135.8 km end 40.8 km
>> Now could a meteorite come from the Vel speed? I mean thats really fast
>> 667.2km, or that could be a mistake, which I think it is? With the
>> meteor ending at 40km there is a possibility there could be some stones
>> on the ground. And after looking at the video I could see the meteor for
>> around 4 seconds and at the end the meteor got brighter.
>> more stats below...
>> Shawn Alan
>> IMCA 1633
>> ebay store
>> time 20140413 3.0738 hours
>> lat 32 26 22.632 = 32.4396 deg
>> lon 253 16 38.856 = 253.2775 deg
>> ht 40.775 b -1.38207 7.62031 -17.37020 -7.68054
>> alp 300.962 +/- 0.462 deg
>> del 70.037 +/- 0.310 deg
>> v_inf 667.240 +/- 977.292 km/s
>> v_avg 667.240 +/- 977.292 km/s
>> a -0.002 +/- 0.006 AU
>> e 493.776 +/- 1444.978
>> incl 85.761 +/- 3.793 deg
>> omega 168.225 +/- 0.185 deg
>> asc_node 22.922 +/- 0.000 deg
>> v_g 667.102 +/- 977.428 km/s
>> v_h 668.691 +/- 976.474 km/s
>> alp_geo 301.065 +/- 0.482 deg
>> del_geo 70.004 +/- 0.311 deg
>> q_per 0.982 +/- 0.001 AU
>> q_aph -0.986 +/- 0.011 AU
>> lambda 30.964 +/- 1.513 deg
>> beta 78.151 +/- 0.165 deg
>> true anom 11.775 +/- 0.165 deg
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-- Rock On! Ruben Garcia http://www.MrMeteorite.comReceived on Sun 13 Apr 2014 07:06:50 PM PDT