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Stubenberg   contributed by Dieter Heinlein, IMCA 0117   MetBul Link


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1320 gram main mass.   LL6

TKW 1473 grams. Observed fall 6 March 2016, Bayern, Germany.

 


Dieter writes:
Main mass (1320 grams) of the LL6 chondrite Stubenberg, Bavaria, Germany, found by Ralph Sporn and Martin Neuhofer. The meteorite fall was observed and photographed on March 6, 2016. After precise calculation of the strewnfield six meteorites (totaling 1473 grams) were found by dedicated and systematic searching.

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History: (Pavel Spurný, CzAS). A very bright bolide was observed by thousands of eyewitnesses over Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic on March 6, 2016, at 21:36:51-56 UT. It was recorded photographically and photoelectrically by digital all-sky fireball observatories at six Czech stations of the European Fireball Network. A digital photographic spectrum of the bolide was also obtained. Based on these instrumental data, precise results on atmospheric trajectory, heliocentric orbit, and fragmentation history were quickly determined. From this analysis it was evident that this event likely resulted in multiple stones falling: the impact site was modeled and sent to German colleagues four days after the fall. All of the meteorites were found in the predicted location for a given mass.


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Steve Amara
 3/6/2017 9:16:19 PM
She's a real beauty! Great proportions !! Someone is very lucky and happy.
Stardust
 3/6/2017 2:24:12 PM
German precision at work. Meteorites do not make it very long under bavarian climatic conditions. This one looks fresh as fallen yesterday, maybe it's just the foto.
Jansen Lyons
 3/6/2017 11:18:11 AM
Awesome! It's such an incredible shield shape, marvelous indeed!
MexicoDoug
 3/6/2017 9:16:09 AM
...and kind thanks for sharing the detailed set of photos Dieter :-)
MexicoDoug
 3/6/2017 9:14:12 AM
Happy Bearthday Stubenberg! Hats off to the hunters that made this possible! Superb job ... don't let that bigger mass get away that's lurking somewhere upfield!
Gregor Hoeher
 3/6/2017 4:47:25 AM
Marvelous! This beautiful main mass has rewarded the hard work and long search. I read that many people were involved with great enthusiasm in the search for pieces of the meteorite. Apart from the main mass, unfortunately, only a few small fragments were found.
 

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