A Case Study of the May 30th, 2017 Italian FireballOPEN ACCESS 

A. Carbognani, D. Barghini, D. Gardiol, M. di Martino, G. B. Valsecchi, P. Trivero, A. Buzzoni, S. Rasetti, D. Selvestrel, C. Knapic, E. Londero, S. Zorba, C. A. Volpicelli, M. Di Carlo, J. Vaubaillon, C. Marmo, F. Colas, D. Valeri, F. Zanotti, M. Morini, P. Demaria, B. Zanda, S. Bouley, P. Vernazza, J. Gattacceca, J.-L. Rault, L. Maquet, M. Birlan


Update (2 February 2020): Accepted for publication in The European Physical Journal PLUS

“On May 30th, 2017 at about 21h 09m 17s UTC a green bright fireball crossed the sky of north-eastern Italy. The fireball path was observed from some all-sky cameras starting from a mean altitude of 81.1±0.2 km (Lat. 44.369∘±0.002∘ N; Long. 11.859∘±0.002∘ E) and extinct at 23.3±0.2 km (Lat. 45.246∘±0.002∘ N; Long. 12.046∘±0.002∘ E), between the Italian cities of Venice and Padua. In this paper, on the basis of simple physical models, we will compute the atmospheric trajectory, analize the meteoroid atmospheric dynamics, the dark flight phase (with the strewn field) and compute the best heliocentric orbit of the progenitor body. Search for meteorites on the ground has not produced any results so far. “