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The first meteorite fall to be photographed by a camera network, enabling its trajectory and orbit to be determined and the meteorite to be recovered. Cameras operated by the Ondrejov Observatory in the Czech Republic photographed a brilliant fireball on 1959 April 7. Nineteen fragments, totalling 9.5 kg, of an H5 ordinary chondrite meteorite were subsequently found at the impact site, close to the town of Pr˘íbram, near Prague. The largest fragment weighed 4.3 kg. Its calculated aphelion was in the outer main asteroid belt.

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