Meteorites with photographic orbits

As of May 8th, 2017 (last time the list below was updated), there are 26 meteorites with photographic orbits either published in a peer-reviewed journal or pre-published in a conference abstract volume or a thesis. The newest entry is Murrili, and the most recently fallen meteorite is Stubenberg.

There are currently 7 additional meteorites (of which I am aware) where orbits have been determined, but not published yet. I will add them to the list below as soon as their orbital elements are published.

Ab.NameTypeLoc.Date (UTC)Time (UTC)ZoneMass (kg)V inf. (km/s)a (AU)ei (°)Arg. Peri. (°)Asc. node (°)Ref.
STStubenbergLL6Germany2016/03/0621:36:51UTC+1600 / 1.47141.525
±0.010
0.395
±0.004
2.07
±0.03
221.02
±0.03
346.520SP16b
MUMurriliH5Australia2015/10/2710:43:45UTC+9.5??? / 1.6813.822.620.623.58356.364.63BL16
ZDŽd'ár nad SázavouL3Czech Rep.2014/12/0916:16:45UTC+1170 / 0.0521.94
±0.03
2.101
±0.008
0.6806
±0.0014
2.803
±0.014
257.75
±0.02
257.262SP16a
ANAnnamaH5Russia2014/04/1822:14:09UTC+4472 / 0.1724.2
±0.5
1.99
±0.12
0.69
±0.02
14.65
±0.46
264.77
±0.55
28.611
±0.001
TR15
CHChelyabinskLL5Russia2013/02/1503:22:00UTC+6ca. 1.2M / ca. 1k19.03
±0.13
1.72
±0.02
0.571
±0.006
4.98
±0.12
107.67
±0.17
326.459
±0.001
BO13b
NONovatoL6USA2012/10/1802:44:00UTC-780±35 / 0.3113.67
±0.12
2.088
±0.077
0.526
±0.017
5.508
±0.040
347.352
±0.134
24.9900
±0.0035
JE14
SMSutter's MillC, CM2USA2012/04/2214:51:10UTC-750k±30k / 0.9928.6
±0.6
2.59
±0.35
0.824
±0.02
2.38
±1.16
77.8
±3.2
32.77
±0.06
JE12
KRKriževciH6Croatia2011/02/0423:20:41UTC+125-100 / 0.2918.21
±0.07
1.544
±0.010
0.521
±0.004
0.64
±0.03
254.4
±0.1
315.55
±0.01
BO15
MGMason GullyH5Australia2010/04/1310:36:10UTC+8ca. 40 / 0.0214.532.470
±0.004
0.6023
±0.0007
0.832
±0.013
18.95
±0.03
203.2112
±0.00005
SP12b
KOKošiceH5Slovakia2010/02/2822:24:46UTC+1ca. 3500 / 4.3152.71
±0.24
0.647
±0.032
2.0
±0.8
204.2
±1.2
340.072
±0.004
BO13a
GRGrimsbyH5Canada2009/09/2601:03:00UTC-433±16 / 0.2220.91
±0.19
2.04
±0.05
0.518
±0.011
28.07
±0.28
159.865
±0.43
182.9561
±0.00005
BR11
JEJeseniceL6Slovenia2009/04/0901:00:00UTC+2170±80 / 3.6713.78
±0.25
1.75
±0.07
0.431
±0.022
9.6
±0.5
190.5
±0.5
19.196
±0.0005
SP10
MAMariboCM2Denmark2009/01/1719:09:00UTC+11500 / 0.0328.32.48
±0.20
0.807
±0.011
0.11
±0.50
279.2
±3.8
297.122HA12, JE12i, SP13
BCBuzzard CouleeH4Canada2008/11/2100:26:40UTC-7ca. 15k / 4118.0
±0.4
1.25
±0.02
0.23
±0.02
25.0
±0.8
211.3
±1.4
238.93739
±0.00008
MI10
ASAlmahata SittaUreilite +otherSudan2008/10/0702:45:40UTC+383k±25k / 3.9512.421.3082
±0*
0.3121
±0*
2.5422
±0*
234.449
±0*
194.1011
±0*
JE09
BRBunburra RockholeEurciteAustralia2007/07/2019:13:53UTC+4.5ca. 22 / 0.3213.31
±0.02
0.8529
±0.0004
0.2427
±0.0005
8.95
±0.03
210.04
±0.06
297.595
±0.0005
BL09, SP12a
VPVillalbeto de la PeñaL6Spain2004/01/0416:47:00UTC+1760±150 / 3.516.9
±0.4
2.3
±0.2
0.63
±0.04
0.0
±0.2
132.3
±1.5
283.6712
±0.00005
TR06
PFPark ForestL5USA2003/03/2705:50:00UTC-611k±3k / 1819.5
±0.3
2.53
±0.19
0.680
±0.023
3.2
±0.3
237.5
±1.6
6.1156
±0.0007
BR04
NENeuschwan-
stein
EL6Germany2002/04/0620:20:18UTC+2300±100 / 6.1920.95
±0.04
2.40
±0.02
0.670
±0.002
11.41
±0.03
241.2
±0.06
16.82664
±0.00001
SP03
MOMorávkaH5Czech Rep.2000/05/0611:51:52UTC+21500±500 / 0.6322.5
±0.3
1.85
±0.07
0.47
±0.02
32.2
±0.5
203.5
±0.6
46.258
±0.00005
BO03
TLTagish LakeC2-ung.Canada2000/01/1816:43:42UTC-875k±15k / 1015.8
±0.6
2.1
±0.2
0.57
±0.05
1.4
±0.9
222
±2
297.9
±0.003
BR00
PEPeekskillH6USA1992/10/0923:48:00UTC-4<10k / 12.5714.72
±0.05
1.49
±0.03
0.41
±0.01
4.9
±0.2
308
±1
17.030
±0.001
BR94
BEBenešovLL3.5, H5Czech Rep.1991/05/0723:03:46UTC+24100±100 / 0.0121.317
±0.012
2.483
±0.002
0.6274
±0.0004
23.981
±0.007
218.370
±0.008
47.001CR05, SP14
INInnisfreeL5Canada1977/02/0602:17:38UTC-742±2 / 4.5814.698
±0.035
1.870.47312.27178316.8CR05, HA78
LCLost CityH5USA1970/01/0402:14:00UTC-6165±6 / 1714.1486
±0.0014
1.660.41712161283CR05, MC71
PRPříbramH5Czech Rep.1959/04/0719:30:20UTC+1<5000 / 5.5620.886
±0.005
2.401
±0.002
0.6711
±0.0003
10.482
±0.0004
241.75
±0.013
17.79147
±0.00001
SP03, CE61
Description of columns: Ab. = Abbreviation; Name = Meteorite name; Type = Meteorite type (occasionally, multiple types are present). Loc. = Country where the meteorites reached the ground; Date (UTC), Time (UTC) = Date and time of fall in the UTC time zone; Zone = time zone shift at fall site (corrected for time zone and potential daylight saving time); Mass = mass of the meteoroid before atmospheric entry / recovered mass; V inf = geocentric encounter velocity; a = semi-major axis of orbit; e = eccentricity of orbit; i = inclination of orbit; Arg. Peri. = Argument of perihelion; Asc. Node = Longitude of the ascending node; Ref. = Reference for orbital and meteorite data. *The orbital parameters of the Almahata Sitta precursor asteroid (2008 TC3) are known to better precision than the last digit shown here. iDesignates an initially published orbit solution superseded by a more precise later determination.

(thanks to Gábor Pekari for spotting some typos in the table)

References

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  • TR15: Trigo-Rodríguez J.M., Lyytinen E., Gritsevich M., Moreno-Ibáñez M., Bottke W.F., Williams I., Lupovka V., Dmitriev V., Kohout T. and Grokhovsky V., 2015. Orbit and dynamic origin of the recently recovered Annama’s H5 chondrite. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 449, 2119-2127.