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Schenectady
Basic information Name: Schenectady
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1968
Country: United States
Mass:help 283 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 44  (1968)  L
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10605 approved meteorites (plus 18 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 44:
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FALL OF SCHENECTADY STONY METEORITE, USA

Name: SCHENECTADY.

The place of fall or discovery: Glenville, New York, USA; φ ~ 42°55' N, λ ~ 73'57' W.

Date of fall or discovery: FALL. April 12, 1968, about 20: 30 EST.

Class and type: STONY, olivine-hypersthene chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 283 g.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: Mr. Joseph W. Kowalski heard a sound from his roof. On April 14, 1968 he noticed some damage of his roof and found the meteorite fragment. It was donated to the Schenectady Museum.

Source: Report of Dr. Russell W. Carter (Schenectady, USA) in a letter, VIII 16, 1968.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 44, Moscow (1968) reprinted Met. 5, 85-109 (1970)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (42° 51' 39"N, 73° 57' 1"W)
     Recommended::   (42° 51' 39"N, 73° 57' 1"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 11 approved meteorites from New York, United States (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 1883 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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