Obs ML (4352), 17 Aug 2005, Lacrosse 2 & IGS 1A

From: Marco Langbroek (Cospar 4352) (marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl)
Date: Wed Aug 17 2005 - 20:03:06 EDT

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    SatTrackCam Leiden (Cospar 4352) results for 17 August 2005:
    
    21147 91 017A   4352 F 20050817215135800 17 75 2323550+314870 56 S+025 10
    21147 91 017A   4352 F 20050817215146500 17 75 2322578+269620 56 S+025 10
    27698 03 009A   4352 F 20050817211730800 17 75 2106410+280590 56  +030 10
    
    Canon Digital Ixus 400 + ASTRORECORD astrometric software.
    
    What these numbers mean:
    http://www.satellite.eu.org/position/IODformat.html
    
    A second clear night, somewhat better sky conditions than yesterday. Tried to 
    capture USA 129 a well and indeed have very faint trail on the image, but too 
    iindistinct to measure reliably. The limiting magnitude for satellites clearly 
    is near +3.0 for this camera setup.
    
    Only one point for 2003-009A (IGS 1A), the start of the trail, as the end seems 
    to fade away and is very indistinct on the image.
    
    By contrast, trail for Lacrosse 2 is fat and bright. Saw the sat make his pass 
    visually, magnitude steady near +2.5.
    
    - Marco :-)
    
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    Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, Cospar 4352
    Leiden, the Netherlands, 52.15894 N, 4.48883 E (WGS84), +5 m ASL
    
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    e-mail: meteorites@dmsweb.org
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