I decided to create this website to keep track of new meteorites with “photographic” orbits (heliocentric orbits determined precisely by photographic means, e.g., using camera recordings) as they are published, and share it with colleagues and enthusiasts around the world. With the increasing number of fireball camera networks installed world-wide, one or two such orbits are currently published each year.
I am a meteoriticist and cosmochemist, working, among other things, on meteorites with orbits and the determination of their origins and cosmic histories. I currently work as a Swiss National Science Foundation Ambizione Fellow at ETH Zurich (Switzerland). You can find out more about me (as well as my scientific record and CV) here.
If you wonder how to cite this website in a scientific publication (e.g., for its merits in compilation – always cite the original publications when referring to a meteorite orbit!), I currently suggest you cite our recent abstract to the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2017.
If you want to contact me about a new meteorite with an orbit, please send an e-mail to contact at (this site’s name).
Matthias M. M. Meier