Obs ML (4352), 30 Aug 2005, Lacrosse 4

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl)
Date: Tue Aug 30 2005 - 18:12:29 EDT

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    Obs SatTrackCam Leiden (Cospar 4352), 30 Aug 2005:
    
    26473 00 047A   4352 F 20050830203600800 17 75 2152377+151320 56 S+020 10
    26473 00 047A   4352 F 20050830203611500 17 75 2208036+179970 56 S+020 10
    26473 00 047A   4352 F 20050830203700800 17 75 2328281+295610 56 S+020 10
    26473 00 047A   4352 F 20050830203711500 17 75 2346312+314600 56 S+020 10
    
    Method: Canon Digital Ixus 400 + ASTRORECORD astrometric software.
    Camera at manual mode, "10 second" (= 10.7 second) exposure, wide field
    f2.8/7.41 mm.
    
    What these numbers mean:
    http://www.satellite.eu.org/position/IODformat.html
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    Slightly hazy, but reasonable conditions. Obtained two instead of one images of 
    00-047A (Lacrosse 4) spaced 1 minute apart as it traversed Pegasus, and hence 4 
    points. Second pic shows the typical orange colour well. Sat seemed some 0.15 
    seconds late relative to elset 05240.93550308
    
    Might give Lacrosse 3 a try later tonight as well, if my alarm clock cooperates. 
    Yesterday it did not and I woke up 30 minutes too late....
    
    Experimenting with a slightly different camera setting today (other 
    color/contrast setting). Have some idea that trails come out better as a result.
    
    - 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
    
    SatTrackCam: http://home.wanadoo.nl/marco.langbroek/satcam.html
    Station (b)log: http://sattrackcam.blogspot.com
    e-mail: meteorites@dmsweb.org
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