DCB Obs JUL 14th UT - USA129 - FIA Radar 2 - etc

From: Derek C Breit (breit_ideas@poyntsource.com)
Date: Sun Jul 14 2013 - 20:29:46 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.
    
    >>THIS IS THE WIDEFIELD SETUP - PC164EX w/ 50mm Camera lense
    
    
    For CLASSIFIED
    
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    NOTES-
    
    
    Obs - Pred: 0.242 deg X-track; 3.317 s late, relative 25.08 day old elset:
    Obs - Pred: 0.060 deg X-track; 2.542 s late, relative 25.08 day old elset:
    Obs - Pred: 0.083 deg X-track; 2.750 s late, relative 25.08 day old elset:
    Obs - Pred: 0.067 deg X-track; 2.690 s late, relative 25.08 day old elset:
    
    Obs - Pred: 0.026 deg X-track; 1.199 s early, relative 13.31 day old elset:
    Obs - Pred: 0.080 deg X-track; 1.321 s early, relative 13.31 day old elset:
    
    Obs - Pred: 0.048 deg X-track; 2.030 s early, relative 13.31 day old elset:
    Obs - Pred: 0.076 deg X-track; 0.656 s early, relative 13.31 day old elset:
    
    Obs - Pred: 0.029 deg X-track; 0.303 s early, relative 1.40 day old elset:
    Obs - Pred: 0.067 deg X-track; 0.206 s early, relative 1.40 day old elset:
    Obs - Pred: 0.026 deg X-track; 0.173 s early, relative 1.40 day old elset:
    
    Obs - Pred: 0.016 deg X-track; 0.206 s early, relative 3.31 day old elset:
    Obs - Pred: 0.047 deg X-track; 0.363 s early, relative 3.31 day old elset:
    Obs - Pred: 0.031 deg X-track; 0.154 s early, relative 3.31 day old elset:
    
    Obs - Pred: 0.000 deg X-track; 0.649 s late, relative 1.20 day old elset:
    Obs - Pred: 0.081 deg X-track; 0.479 s late, relative 1.20 day old elset:
    Obs - Pred: 0.015 deg X-track; 0.264 s late, relative 1.20 day old elset:
    
    Obs - Pred: 0.012 deg X-track; 0.372 s late, relative 1.20 day old elset:
    Obs - Pred: 0.058 deg X-track; 0.177 s late, relative 1.20 day old elset:
    Obs - Pred: 0.117 deg X-track; 0.546 s late, relative 1.20 day old elset:
    
    
    
    COMMENTS:
    
    First chance to observe in three months.. Been very busy, which is good for
    me.. (No idea when my next chance will be..)
    
    Didn't see GEO 1K 2 +/- a minute on what should have been a good pass in
    Lyre.. There was a very bright (mag 2) object a min or so after the GEO
    prediction that was headed in the opposite direction. No idea what it was
    and have no recording of it..
    
    Didn't try the new Unknown.. Almost didn't do this observing session, but
    wanted to see GEO 1K 2 and widefield isn't nearly involved as using the big
    scope..
    
    Sats everywhere! A Centaur flew between the first Noss pair, so I followed
    it for awhile, and another one crossed the FOV, so I followed that. Could
    have hop scotched across the sky, but figured I would get lost trying to ID
    them.. (Everything I videoed was ID'd.. No Classifieds..) 
    
    Confused on USA 129 by a sat around 10 seconds early on about the same path.
    Fortunately USA 129 overtook it, or I would have missed it entirely..
    
    Followed FIA Radar both not far enough and too far.. Too far to go to my
    starting point for Lacrosse 5 and not long enough for Lacrosse to intersect
    the path of FIA Radar.. DOH!
    
    Caught a nice little meteor in the same field of FOV as the FIA Radar 2.
    Will extract a short clip and post it soon..
    
    
    
    Derek
    
    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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