RE: USA 197 satvideo

From: Ted Molczan (ssl2molcz@rogers.com)
Date: Wed Nov 14 2007 - 03:10:17 UTC

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    Kevin Fetter wrote:
    
    > For your viewing pleasure.
    > 
    > http://www.kfetter.com/satvideo/other/USA197.wmv
    > 
    > File size = 3 Mb
    > 
    > Area of sky
    > 
    > 21 h 21 m R.A
    > 
    > -3 deg 15 m Dec
    > 
    > Kevin
    > 
    > 44.6062 N
    > 75.6910 W
    
    I reduced the positions of the four consecutive flashes on the video:
    
    32287 07 054A   1775 G 20071114010530882 36 25 2121509-031640 37 H+060 05 002503
    32287 07 054A   1775 G 20071114010533384 36 25 2121536-031641 37 H+060 05 002503
    32287 07 054A   1775 G 20071114010535887 36 25 2121574-031640 37 H+060 05 002503
    32287 07 054A   1775 G 20071114010538389 36 25 2121611-031648 37 H+060 05 002503
    
    Each flash was visible over three consecutive frames; I reduced the middle
    frame, which always was brightest by far. The time stamp has one more signficant
    digit than supported by IOD, so here are those times and the period in seconds:
    
         UTC       Period
    01:05:30.8815
    01:05:33.3840  2.5025
    01:05:35.8865  2.5025
    01:05:38.3889  2.5024
    
    I saw two consecutive mag 6 flashes of the object through 25x100 binoculars,
    about 33 min after Kevin recorded his video. I did  not manage to obtain
    positions, but I may try again later.
    
    Ted Molczan
    
    
    
    
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