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Basic information Name: Weston
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1807
Country: United States
Mass:help 150 kg
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6548 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Revised 23 Nov 2009: coords made consistent with writeup
Writeup from MB 96:


Coordinates that best express the Weston fall are 41°16'N, 73°16'W (see new publication by Robson and Pagliaro 2009). The Weston meteor was observed for approximately ten seconds at 06:00 Eastern Standard Time (11:00 UTC) on 1807 December 14 over New York state and New England. The meteor’s atmospheric trajectory was on a course of 155 degrees azimuth (NW to SE) at a slope to the horizon of 30 degrees. The meteor became visible at an altitude of approximately 84 km and its terminal point was at an altitude of approximately 16 km. A significant fragmentation of the meteoroid occurred in the vicinity of New Milford, Connecticut at an altitude of 30 km. Upper air winds distributed the seven fragments recovered into a classical elliptical pattern (centered on the above given coordinates); the major axis being 12 km and orientated north to south. The total mass is ~20 kg. The main mass landed on a rock outcropping in a pasture in Easton, Fairfield County, Connecticut, within 100 m of 41°12'50" N and 73°15'43"W.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 96, MAPS 44, 1355-1397 (2009)
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (41° 13'N, 73° 23'W)
     Recommended::   (41° 16'N, 73° 16'W)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 11.2 km apart

     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Connecticut, United States (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 1930 approved meteorites from United States (plus 866 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Fairfield County (In NHM Cat)

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