SATOBS ML (4353), 26 Apr 2008: USA 129, 32, IGS 1A, NOSS 3-3A,C

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl)
Date: Sat Apr 26 2008 - 22:56:46 UTC

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    Obs ML Leiden (Cospar 4353), VISUAL:
    
    24680 96 072A   4353 G 20080426203501150 17 75 0713280+215060 46 S
    19460 88 078A   4353 G 20080426204035290 17 75 1244130+568730 36 S
    27698 03 009A   4353 G 20080426213840560 17 75 0903495+500530 36 S
    28537 05 004A   4353 G 20080426214938840 17 75 1030298+558070 66 S
    28541 05 004C   4353 G 20080426214944680 17 75 1031306+562020 66 S
    
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    Method: Meade ETX-70 (7cm/F5) @ 14x magnification, stopwatch and Molczan's
    Obsreduce software. Time ref: DCF-77 radio controlled clock
    
    What these numbers mean:
    http://www.satobs.org/position/IODformat.html
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    Initially good but later slightly hazy sky, notably closer to midnight. I lost a 
    point on USA 186 because I pressed a wrong button on the stopwatch...
    
    After midnight I observed and photographed a spectacular -7 flare of Iridium 70 
    in a by now very hazy sky.
    
    96-072A 1.9s early, 88-078A on-time, 03-009A maybe 0.1s early, 05-004 A & C some 
    0.5s early.
    
    I also obtained photographic data on IGS 1B (03-009B) but will report these 
    tomorrow.
    
    - Marco
    
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    Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
    e-mail: sattrackcam@wanadoo.nl
    
    Cospar 4353 (Leiden):   52.15412 N, 4.49081 E (WGS84), +0 m ASL
    Cospar 4354 (De Wilck): 52.11685 N, 4.56016 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
    SatTrackCam: http://home.wanadoo.nl/marco.langbroek/satcam.html
    Station (b)log: http://sattrackcam.blogspot.com
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