Obs ML (4353), 22 Mar 2006: Lacrosse 4

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl)
Date: Wed Mar 22 2006 - 17:26:19 EST

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    Obs SatTrackCam Leiden (Cospar 4353), 22 Mar 2006:
    26473 00 047A   4353 P 20060322195001100 17 75 0955113+244020 56 M+000 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:
    I report only one point here, as only the start of the trail (very fat!!) was 
    unambiguous enough to measure, the end faded out and was very indistinct on the 
    image. Poor imaging conditions (haze!), hence bad trail limiting magnitude.
    The position reported here is 0.3 seconds early with regard to Mike's 9 day old 
    elset 06072.38962997. It corresponds quite well in delta T to the series of 
    positions on 2000-047A obtained by Scott 20 hours earlier (delta T also -0.3 sec).
    The point reported here more or less coincides within a second or so with the 
    brightest point of a bright magnitude zero flare lasting less than 10 seconds. 
    The image (reduced quality crop) can be seen here (movement is from right to 
    left, star field shows Leo):
    - Marco  :-)
    Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, Cospar 4353
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