Prairie Meteorite Network
|Purpose||Record meteorite falls|
|Midwestern United States|
|Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory|
The Prairie Meteorite Network was a system of sixteen camera stations in Midwestern United States, run by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory from 1964 to 1975. The network used surplus aerocameras with 6.3–12 inch focal length wide angle metrogon lenses that covered a format of 9 x 18 inches on aero roll film. During ten years of network activity only one meteorite fall was recorded, the Lost City meteorite in 1970.
- McCrosky, Richard E. (1 May 1965). "The Prairie Meteorite Network". Optical Engineering. 3 (4): 304127. Bibcode:1965SAOSR.173.....M. doi:10.1117/12.7971304. hdl:2060/19650018936.
- "Smithsonian Observatory Prairie Network Meteor Patrol". Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
- Re: (meteorobs) Prairie Meteor Network Meteorobs.org
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