The Neuschwanstein Meteorite
Juergen Oberst, Dieter Heinlein and Pavel Spurny, presenting the Neuschwanstein 1.75 kg stony meteorite at the "Asteroids, Comets and Meteors" meeting in Berlin.
Preparing the 1.75 kg Neuschwanstein meteorite for gamma-ray spectroscopy at Max-Planck-Institute of Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg (Low Level Laboratory).
The main mass of the Neuschwanstein meteorite was cut at the Max-Planck-Institute of Chemistry, Mainz: it turned out to be a rare Enstatite chondrite (EL6).
Anna & Otto H. had the honour to unveil the showcase of the Neuschwanstein meteorite, located in the Riescrater Museum of Nördlingen, on July 19, 2003.
Paul Kling (Mayor of Nördlingen), Prof. Dr. Hubert Miller, Prof. Dr. Karin von Welck and Dr. Michael Schieber admiring the 1,7 kg Neuschwanstein meteorite.
Thomas and Nadin Grau, the young couple from Berlin, that was happy enough to find the Neuschwanstein meteorite (on July 14, 2003) in the remote Alpine area.
Thomas Kurtz, who saw the April 6, 2002 fireball from a distance of 600 km and who spent months searching for the meteorite and Thomas Grau, who has found it.
The second fragment of the Neuschwanstein meteorite weighing 1.63 kg was found on May 27, 2003 by two Bavarians very close to the central line of the strewnfield.
Measuring the exact impact location of the 1,75 kg framgent with GPS devices.
All-sky image of the Neuschwanstein fireball from EN station #45 Streitheim.
Dieter Heinlein with the European Network Meteor Camera #45 Streitheim.
European Network for Fireball Photography
by Marcel Vanek