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Morávka
Basic information Name: Morávka
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 2000
Country: Czech Republic
Mass:help 633 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8892 approved meteorites (plus 11 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 85:

Morávka

North Moravia, Czech Republic

Fell 2000 May 6, 11:51:52 U.T.

Ordinary chondrite (H5)

After a bright fireball was observed in the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia, and a sonic boom was heard in northern Moravia, a 214 g stone that had passed through a spruce tree and landed in a garden was collected. Two other pieces weighing 329 and 90 g were collected later in May and in June. The fall was videotaped, allowing the calculation of orbital parameters (P. Spurnð, J. Borovička, Z. Ceplecha, CzAS): a = 1.85 ± 0.10 AU, e = 0.47 ± 0.03, q = 0.9823 ± 0.0012 AU, Q = 2.7 ± 0.2 AU, Ω= 46.2580°, ω= 203.5° ± 1.0, i = 32.2° ± 0.8. Mineralogy and classification (P. Jakeł and J. Frðda, CUP): olivine, Fa19.2; low-Ca pyroxene, Fs16.9; high-Ca pyroxene, Fs6.2Wo44.3; see also Borovicka et al. (2000). Specimens: main mass, CzAS.

Institutions
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CUP: Department of Geochemistry, Charles University, Albertov 6, 12843 Praha 2, Czech Republic (institutional address)
CzAS: Astronomical Institute CAS, Fricova 298, 251 65 Ondrejov, Czech Republic, Czech Republic (institutional address; updated 1 Apr 2015)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Geography:

Czech Republic
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (49° 36'N, 18° 32'E)
     Recommended::   (49° 36'N, 18° 32'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Moravskoslezský, Czech Republic
     This is 1 of 26 approved meteorites from Czech Republic (plus 1 unapproved name)
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