|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: 633 g
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Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeup from MB 85:
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.
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)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)|
This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Moravskoslezský, Czech Republic
This is 1 of 25 approved meteorites from Czech Republic (plus 1 unapproved name)
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