Have satellite observation with moon overpass, seek candidate name(s)

From: Fotis Georgatos via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2014 11:29:34 +0200
Hi,

we have a two years old observation, of worthy telescope resolution,
recorded on video:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/avxkn50izkeeth3/moon_20120831_1922_15.avi # 1.6GBs
There, you may notice an overpass around second 31, of ~1 second duration,
over moon's surface.

Observer: Christos Tsiplakos
Location: 37.744117 N, 23.909268 E

Telescope: Aperture 8”, f/5
Camera: ToUCam Philips.
Date : ‎31 ‎Aug ‎2012,
Time(start of video): ‏‎19:26:04 UTC

Some back of the envelope calculations quickly pinpoint towards Low Earth
Orbit,
assuming this is an object in its regular mission orbit.

However, there are some questions about it:
a) what is the preferred process to identify candidate satellite(s) for
this overpass?
b) which software to use to stabilize the video and, make measurements?
c) does anyone collect such observations, recorded on video? (youtube no
good)

If the answers are of the RTFM type, a URL to start from would be handy;
We are familiar with what is a TLE, yet not with tools on historical
observations etc.

thank you in advance,
Eng. Fotis Georgatos

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