Re: ST OBS Nov 25, 2012: Part 2, Bright NOSSish UNID...!

From: Scott Tilley (sthed475@telus.net)
Date: Sun Nov 25 2012 - 23:24:01 UTC

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    Mike McCants advised me off list that 99127 is a new Chinese military 
    launch.  It appears to be another Chinese NOSSoff.
    
    http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n1211/25longmarch/#.ULKoN-9R2So
    
    Scott
    
    On 11/25/2012 12:23 PM, Scott Tilley wrote:
    > 99127 99 999U   8049 G 20121125124027738 17 25 1943686+701916 37 S
    > 99127 99 999U   8049 G 20121125124030358 17 25 1938180+695805 37 S
    > 99127 99 999U   8049 G 20121125124035264 17 25 1928167+691721 37 S
    >
    > 1 99127U          12330.52818593 0.00000073  00000-0  50000-4 0 02
    > 2 99127  63.3647  72.2847 0003694   0.5900  76.0328 13.85281860 05
    >
    > This UNID was bright, between 4.5 and 5th magnitude.
    >
    > Some usual suspects:
    > 25991 99 067A   8049 G 20121125124503252 17 25 1958157+672384 37 S
    > 25991 99 067A   8049 G 20121125124512640 17 25 2001680+690554 37 S
    > 25991 99 067A   8049 G 20121125124518980 17 25 2004662+701730 37 S
    > 21809 91 076E   8049 G 20121125124946998 17 25 2025820+663522 37 S
    > 21809 91 076E   8049 G 20121125124948967 17 25 2021808+662746 37 S
    >
    > I was also graced with a flash (perhaps a wink ?) from Alouette-1 62-049A.
    >
    > See here:
    > https://dl.dropbox.com/u/15916951/SATOBS/2012-11-25T12%2032%2007.558.fits.png
    >
    > The NOSS camera is a 50mm f2.0 lens mounted on a PC164 video camera
    > inside a heated weather proof housing mounted on a AZ/EL antenna rotor
    > setup.  I cleared some trees and branches to the north of my house that
    > allows me to finally see in this direction.  See the following image
    > which explains the strategy visually.  It shows NOSS 3-5(A)'s passes
    > over the course of a few million seconds and clearly shows how it and
    > its cousins all fall into a line where the camera is aimed.
    >
    > https://dl.dropbox.com/u/15916951/SATOBS/Screenshot%20-%2012-11-25%20-%2012_09_26%20PM.png
    >
    > This technique became practical thanks to Cees Bassa's support and
    > wonderful software.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Scott Tilley
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