[meteorite-list] Sikhote Alin

From: Bernd Pauli HD <bernd.pauli_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:48:14 2004
Message-ID: <3BDBD914.730E97DC_at_lehrer1.rz.uni-karlsruhe.de>

Rhett Bourland wrote:

> I know Peekskill, Pribram, Innisfree, and Lost
> City are on that list but are any others?


Hello List,

Sikhote Alin should also be on this list:

BUCHWALD V.F. (1975) Iron Meteorites (Univ.
of California, 1975, Vol.1 , p. 18 / Vol. 3, p. 1126):

Date of fall: Feb 12, 1947

Time: 10.38 a.m. (local time)

Direction: N -> S (10-15 east of north)

Initial inclination: 41

The initial declination had increased to 60-70
at the time of impact (zenith angle about 49).

Apparent diameter of the bolide: 600m
(with its luminous envelope).

Length of smoke trail: 33 9 km

Dust trail observed for several hours.

Brightness of bolide: exceeded that of the sun (about - 26)

Point of complete breakup: 4 - 6 km (Hemmungspunkt)

Initial velocity: 14.5 km/s

Geocentric velocity: 9.2 km/s

Heliocentric velocity: 37 km/s

Final velocities: 0.1 - 1 km/s

Elements of the asteroidal orbit:

Semimajor axis a = 2.162 a.u.
q = 0.99 a.u.
Q = 3.34 a.u.
e = 0.544
w = 181 15'
i = 9 25'
Length of ascending node = 322 28'


FESENOV V.G. (1951a) On the movement of the Sikhote-Alin meteorite
through the atmosphere (Meteoritika 9, 3-26).

FESENOV V.G. (1951b) The orbit of the Sikhote-Alin meteorite
(Meteoritika 9, 27-31).

FESENOV V.G. et al. (1954) On the original movement of the Sikhote-Alin
meteorite (Meteoritika 11, 138-152).

FESENOV V.G. (1955) The Sikhote-Aline meteorite (in Meteors, ed. T.R.
Kaiser, pp. 179-183, Pergamon Press, Oxford).
Received on Sun 28 Oct 2001 05:08:20 AM PST


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