(meteorobs) Another Colorado meteor

Francisco Ocaña albireo3000 at yahoo.es
Mon Dec 8 04:35:43 EST 2008

Wow! Great fireball and nice work!

I have a question about the explosion height. I have read many times 
that a meteorite dropper bolide must penetrate deeper in the atmosphere, 
a height of 30-40km? and also must have low speed? Are these tight 

Thank you,

Paco Ocaña

Chris Peterson escribió:
> I put the terminal explosion at a height of 86 km, and 10 km northeast of 
> Penrose. If any material survived it would have continued a few kilometers 
> (or less) in the flight direction, and then would have started blowing to 
> the southeast. High altitude winds were blowing at ~30 m/s, and the debris 
> had a long way to fall. On the map at 
> http://www.cloudbait.com/science/fireball20081206.html , the arrow at the 
> end of the path is the point of the terminal explosion.
> Chris
> *****************************************
> Chris L Peterson
> Cloudbait Observatory
> http://www.cloudbait.com
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "stange" <stange34 at sbcglobal.net>
> To: <meteorobs at meteorobs.org>
> Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2008 11:20 PM
> Subject: (meteorobs) Another Colorado meteor
>> Chris
>> Is the point of explosion a little South and mid-way between Brookside &
>> Penrose as estimated on this URL?   -Larry
>> http://www.geocities.com/stange34@sbcglobal.net/ChrisFireball

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