SATOBS ML (4353), 29 Dec 2013 (Pt II): PAN, Mercury 1, Mentor 4, 6

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@online.nl)
Date: Tue Dec 31 2013 - 11:58:08 UTC

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    Obs SatTrackCam Leiden (Cospar 4353):
    
    CLASSFD:
    
    38528 12 034A   4353 G 20131229190832250 17 75 0529550-052680 56
    38528 12 034A   4353 G 20131229191632250 17 75 0537528-053350 56
    38528 12 034A   4353 G 20131229192832250 17 75 0549490-054360 56
    23223 94 054A   4353 G 20131229191202250 17 75 0511288-027830 56
    23223 94 054A   4353 G 20131229191502250 17 75 0514286-026690 56
    23223 94 054A   4353 G 20131229192932250 17 75 0528574-021270 56
    33490 09 001A   4353 G 20131229191202250 17 75 0455394-043400 56
    33490 09 001A   4353 G 20131229191502250 17 75 0458401-043050 56
    33490 09 001A   4353 G 20131229192932250 17 75 0513137-041430 56
    PAN?
    35815 09 047A   4353 G 20131229190832250 17 75 0507538-071890 56
    35815 09 047A   4353 G 20131229191632250 17 75 0515552-071860 56
    35815 09 047A   4353 G 20131229192832250 17 75 0527566-071780 56
    
    I have assumed that PAN is the east-most object of the close trio
    PAN-Intelsat 10-Yahsat 1B.
    
    STRAYS:
    
    Intelsat 10?
    26766 01 019A   4353 G 20131229190832250 17 75 0507240-072440 56
    26766 01 019A   4353 G 20131229191632250 17 75 0515252-072410 56
    26766 01 019A   4353 G 20131229192832250 17 75 0527266-072350 56
    Yahsat 1B?
    38245 12 066A   4353 G 20131229190832250 17 75 0507007-077530 56
    38245 12 066A   4353 G 20131229191632250 17 75 0515019-072370 56
    38245 12 066A   4353 G 20131229192832250 17 75 0527034-072300 56
    Thuraya 2
    27825 03 026A   4353 G 20131229191202250 17 75 0455302-042860 56
    27825 03 026A   4353 G 20131229191502250 17 75 0458310-042510 56
    27825 03 026A   4353 G 20131229192932250 17 75 0513026-040860 56
    Atlas 2A Centaur r/b
    26389 00 034B   4353 G 20131229191632250 17 75 0542410-015890 56
    Galaxy 26
    25626 99 005A   4353 G 20131229192832250 17 75 0537456-071890 56
    Intelsat 5
    24916 97 046A   4353 G 20131229192832250 17 75 0538211-071570 56
    NSS 5
    24957 97 053A   4353 G 20131229192832250 17 75 0539473-070920 56
    Skynet 5D
    39034 12 075A   4353 G 20131229192832250 17 75 0549250-071040 56
    Sesat 2
    28134 03 060A   4353 G 20131229192832250 17 75 0550334-071970 56
    Syracuse 3A
    28885 05 041B   4353 G 20131229192832250 17 75 0524552-072400 56
    Azerspace 1
    39079 13 006B   4353 G 20131229192832250 17 75 0520427-072490 56
    Intelsat 12
    26590 00 068A   4353 G 20131229192832250 17 75 0516262-072470 56
    Astra 2E
    39285 13 056A   4353 G 20131229192832250 17 75 0509514-072250 56
    Nigcomsat 1R
    38014 11 077A   4353 G 20131229192832250 17 75 0505365-073200 56
    Eutelsat 21A
    25673 99 018A   4353 G 20131229192832250 17 75 0529144-072330 56
    Eutelsat 48A
    24665 96 067A   4353 G 20131229192832250 17 75 0530218-061940 56
    Thuraya 1
    26578 00 066A   4353 G 20131229191502250 17 75 0447197-034720 56
    
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    Canon EOS 60D + Samyang 1.4/85mm, 800 ISO + ASTRORECORD astrometric
    software.
    What these numbers mean: http://www.satobs.org/position/IODformat.html
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    Second part of Sunday evening's observations. PAN seems not to move this time, 
    unlike in previous December months.
    
    A UNID, perhaps Express AM-5, observed this night was already reported in an 
    earlier mail.
    
    These are my last 2013 observations. I have been much less active with observing 
    in 2013 than I was in previous years. That had all sorts of reasons. Apart from 
    very bad weather in the first half of 2013 it was due to various good, bad and 
    exciting distractions.
    
    About one of the exciting distractions:
    http://www.nbcnews.com/science/long-lost-dutch-rock-actually-very-rare-meteorite-2D11765781
    (person holding the meteorite in the picture is me)
    
    In 2014 I might experiment with doing geosat observations from a spot just out 
    of town, where the sky is slightly darker. I have some feeling light-pollution 
    at Cospar 4353 is growing. My former secondary site Cospar 4354 is defunct since 
    a while as the road towards it is obstructed by a long-term highway construction 
    project.
    
    I wish you all a happy, prosperous and productive 2014!
    
    - Marco
    
    
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    Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
    e-mail: sattrackcam@langbroek.org
    
    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
    Station (b)log: http://sattrackcam.blogspot.com
    Twitter: @Marco_Langbroek
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