[meteorite-list] Preliminary triangulation solution for White Sands area meteor

From: Dennis Miller <astroroks_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:09:05 -0600
Message-ID: <BAY402-EAS161629DEC1F96C511F12CA7B1500_at_phx.gbl>

Hello! You may have already done this, but the ABC 15 news desk may share Matt Larsen's phone number.
He could help give you a good line of flight. News desk #?1-602-685-6297
Good Luck!
Oh, Matt is the one who took picture..

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 15, 2014, at 9:18 AM, "Matson, Rob D." <ROBERT.D.MATSON at leidos.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Here's a link to a good astrophoto of the fireball as seen from the
> Tempe area (Popago Park):
> http://www.abc15.com/news/state/meteor-sighting-reported-in-arizona
> I'm trying to determine the exact location the picture was taken
> from. Perhaps one of our many Arizona list members can identify
> the hills in the foreground. The image is centered on the eastern
> horizon; the bright object just right of center and right of the
> meteor is an airplane, but to the upper right of the plane are Spica
> and Mars. Arcturus, Muphrid and Izar are all easily visible to
> the upper left of the meteor. The terminus of the meteor is a
> tad south of due east -- around azimuth 94. (A more precise azimuth
> could be determined with a full plate solution for the many stars
> in the image.) The location of the photographer is pretty close
> to ideal for the purposes of triangulation with the NMSU video,
> since their viewpoints are at close to right angles to one another.
> The intersection of the NMSU terminal vector and the Popago Park
> astrophoto endpoint is over the Organ Mountains northwest of
> White Sands Space Harbor.
> --Rob
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