[meteorite-list] Preliminary triangulation solution for White Sands area meteor
From: Matson, Rob D. <ROBERT.D.MATSON_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:25:55 +0000
At this point it may not be that critical; Bill Cooke and I have
constrained the trajectory enough that if anything survived it
unfortunately fell in the northern San Andreas Mountains, well
within the WSMR boundaries. (Earlier, I mistakenly called
these mountains the Organ Mountains, but I forgot those are
on the south side of highway 70. You'd think I would have
remembered that, given that I hiked in the Organ Mountains
back when I was working on the base.) --Rob
From: Ruben Garcia [mailto:rubengarcia85382 at gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:12 PM
To: Dennis Miller
Cc: Matson, Rob D.; Meteorite list
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Preliminary triangulation solution for White Sands area meteor
Thanks Rob and Dennis,
Maybe one of our valued list members will call and get coordinates.
If I wasn't traveling to parts unknown for the next few days I'd do it myself.
On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 10:09 AM, Dennis Miller <astroroks at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 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):
>> 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.
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-- Rock On! Ruben Garcia http://www.MrMeteorite.comReceived on Tue 15 Apr 2014 04:25:55 PM PDT