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, at two to three such orbits are currently published each year.
On my own background: I am the collection curator of the natural history museum (Naturmuseum) of St. Gallen in Switzerland; a meteoriticist and cosmochemist, working, among other things, on meteorites with orbits and the determination of their origins and cosmic histories. 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 my abstract to the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2017.
If you like to contact me (e.g. with relevant information you might have for this website), please do so with the contact form below.
Thanks for visiting!
Matthias M. M. Meier