Jump to content


Photo

Orbital Diagram for Chelyabinsk Meteor

  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1 Centaur

Centaur

    member

  • *****
  • Posts: 2602
  • Joined: 12 Jul 2004
  • Loc: Chicago

Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:26 PM

Aldo Vitagliano, the creator of the Solex astronomical numerical integration program, has provided me with position and velocity data to be entered into Solex for the Chelyabinsk meteor that struck Russia on 2013 FEB 15. This allowed me to create an “overhead” diagram of the intersecting orbits of the Earth and meteor as viewed from far north of the Sun. It can be seen at the bottom of my asteroids webpage: www.CurtRenz.com/asteroids






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics