Earth, Moon, and Planets

, Volume 100, Issue 3–4, pp 215–224 | Cite as

The PF030405a “Krzeszowice” fireball

  • P. Żoła̧dek
  • A. Olech
  • M. Wiśniewski
  • M. Kwinta


A bright fireball of −10.5 absolute magnitude was observed over Poland on 2005 April 3 at 21:04:41 UTC. It was recorded by two photographic and three video stations of Polish Fireball Network (PFN). A description, atmospheric trajectory, fragmentation details, velocity evolution and orbital data for the meteor are presented.

Key words

Meteors  Fireballs Meteoroids 



This work was supported by Siemens Building Technologies. We are grateful to Drs. Pavel Spurný and Sirko Molau for their continuous help in improving our methods and equipment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Żoła̧dek
    • 1
  • A. Olech
    • 2
  • M. Wiśniewski
    • 2
  • M. Kwinta
    • 1
  1. 1.Comets and Meteors WorkshopWarszawaPoland
  2. 2.Copernicus Astronomical CenterPolish Academy of SciencesWarszawaPoland

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