Obs ML (4353), 26 March 2007: USA 129, USA 186, Lacrosse 5, NOAA 14

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl)
Date: Mon Mar 26 2007 - 20:42:59 EDT

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    Obs SatTrackCam Leiden (Cospar 4353), 26 March 2007:
    
    classfd:
    24680 96 072A   4353 P 20070326201201100 17 75 1016350+530470 56 S+035 10
    24680 96 072A   4353 P 20070326201211800 17 75 1017067+573520 56 S+035 10
    28888 05 042A   4353 P 20070326202311100 17 75 1121178+510550 56  +035 10
    28888 05 042A   4353 P 20070326202321800 17 75 1127089+559860 56  +035 10
    28646 05 016A   4353 P 20070326214956800 17 75 0348180+534730 56  +030 10
    28646 05 016A   4353 P 20070326215031100 17 75 0400384+642460 56  +015 10
    28646 05 016A   4353 P 20070326215041800 17 75 0407199+681390 56  +015 10
    
    NOAA 14 (stray, flaring):
    23455 94 089A   4353 P 20070326202416800 17 75 1317058+738660 56  -010 10
    23455 94 089A   4353 P 20070326202446100 17 75 1605269+804980 56  +010 10
    
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    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.satobs.org/position/IODformat.html
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    Moonlight made for foggy images. Confusing observations: bright flarer was 
    initially misidentified as USA 186 but turned out to be NOAA 14, cruising up 
    with USA 186 only degrees apart...
    
    96-072A and 05-042A trails faint. 96-072A 3.3s early, 05-052A 0.5s early, 
    05-016A 0.4s late.
    
    - Marco
    
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