RE: SATOBS 2005 August 07-08

From: Ted Molczan (seesat@rogers.com)
Date: Tue Aug 09 2005 - 10:07:27 EDT

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    Peter Wakelin wrote in:
    
    http://satobs.org/seesat/Aug-2005/0108.html
    
    <huge snip>
    
    > 0104001201805080803432498  01   12145781  +65574   1  5
    > 0104003201805080803440215  01   12133754  +71181   1  5
    > 0104001201805080803440824  01   12133718  +71145   1  5
    > 999
    > 
    > What these numbers mean: http://www.satobs.org/position/UKformat.html
    
    They also mean one incredible dusk to dawn observing tour de force!
    
    I just took my first long look at your report of Aug 7/8 UTC, and was stunned to
    find 312 positions of 59 objects on 122 transits, over a period of 7 hours and
    16 minutes.
    
    You had to be in constant motion that whole time, observing, making notes,
    consulting charts, star-hopping. In this less than 10 min span, you tracked 8
    different objects, most of them faint:
    
    8401206201805080722563192  01   12015165  +35387   1  5             +9         S
    9005005201805080722582026  01   12133249  +59368   1  5             +7         S
    8704305201805080722590942  01   12170435  +33006   1  5             +9         S
    9005003201805080723004350  01   12192029  +65084   1  5             +7         S
    9005004201805080723005928  01   12193130  +63197   1  5             +7         S
    0300902201805080723022290  01   12141911  +16401   2  5             +4         S
    8704306201805080723040657  01   12162705  +34024   1  5             +9         S
    8704306201805080723044896  01   12171201  +29293   1  5             +9         S
    8704306201805080723051940  01   12174217  +25259   1  5             +9         S
    8704306201805080723053081  01   12175288  +23474   1  5             +9         S
    7711201201805080723062760  01   12173402  +14569   1  5             +9         S
    
    I imagine the preparation and reduction time about equalled the observing time.
    
    Congratulations, Peter, on an exceptional night!
    
    Ted Molczan
    
    
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