DCB Obs JUL 6th UT - USA 129, USA 186, NOSS 2-1 (A), SAR LUPE 1

From: Derek C Breit (breit_ideas@poyntsource.com)
Date: Fri Jul 06 2012 - 16:34:30 UTC

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    EQUIPMENT-
    Orion ST80 with Mogg 0.6 FR and a Mintron integrating camera. ST80 is
    piggybacked on a 12" LX200 which does the slewing and tracking. Focal
    Reducer is at max distance from detector and still capable of focus.
    FOV - 1.98 x 1.48 Degrees
    Time by IOTA-VTI GPS Time inserter (from VideoTimers)
    
    Equipment Notes - Luminance only is recorded to video.
    
    
    For CLASSIFIED
    24680 96 072A   8739 G 20120706050315615 26 25 1424548-293377 37  
    28888 05 042A   8739 G 20120706050523746 26 25 1825244-032851 37  
    20641 90 050A   8739 G 20120706051338552 26 25 1557689+263084 37  
    29658 06 060A   8739 G 20120706052611322 26 25 1050151+232760 37  
    
    
    NOTES-
    Obs - Pred: 0.025 deg X-track; 0.120 s late, relative 1.00 day old elset:
    Obs - Pred: 0.080 deg X-track; 1.023 s late, relative 1.02 day old elset:
    Obs - Pred: 0.001 deg X-track; 6.456 s late, relative 16.37 day old elset:
    Obs - Pred: 0.110 deg X-track; 0.097 s late, relative 1.07 day old elset:
    
    COMMENTS:
    NOSS 3(G) not seen +/- 4 min to mag 10
    SAR LUPE 4 not seen +/- 4 min to mag 10
    Bright Sat passed the 20641 position at 5:08:58- Unknown to me, but USA 129
    brightness.
    
    While I was looking for the NOSS..
    At 4:16:00 UT a real nice flasher passed tau Bootis / 4 Bootis
    J2000
    RA 13 47 15.7
    Dec +17 27 24.0
    Left to right with the Zenith up (I am back to an ALT AZ configuration)
    Should be debris, though possibly Geodesy. 
    Lightcurve would be awesome, but this was before I turned on the video
    recorder. This one I want to see again, so let me know what it was if it can
    be ID'd.
    If I had to describe it, it would be "a rapidily spinning mirror.. Spinning
    in X,Y, and Z planes. "..
    
    20641 is so dead on track, I might just have to try and nab it in the main
    scope. Would never work with 29658.. :-)
    
    
    Derek C Breit
    BREIT IDEAS Obs - Morgan Hill, CA - COSPAR 8739
    E. Longitude -121 42 10.0, Latitude 37 6 47.8, Alt. 282m;
    
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