The first meteorite to have its fall to Earth recorded by a camera network, enabling its inbound trajectory and orbit to be determined and the meteorite to be recovered. Cameras operated by the Ondrejov Observatory in the Czech Republic recorded a brilliant fireball on Apr. 7, 1959. Subsequently, nineteen fragments of an H6 ordinary chondrite, with a total mass of 9.5 kg and a largest individual mass of 4.3 kg, were found outside the town of PrÝbram, near Prague. The calculated aphelion of the object was in the outer part of the main asteroid belt.
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