SATOBS ML (4353), 18 Sep 2014: USA 186

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:04:07 +0200
Obs SatTrackCam Leiden (Cospar 4353):

28888 05 042A   4353 P 20140918200352250 17 75 1407238+236080 56

Canon EOS 60D + Samyang 1.4/85mm, 800 ISO + ASTRORECORD astrometric
What these numbers mean:

One lonely point on 05-042A very low (17.7 deg elevation) West in a hazy sky.

I actually have it on two images, but close to the image edge on both. The first 
image is while it was flaring near 20:03:24 UT, but only the end of the trail is 
on that image, in the lower left corner so it is not properly measurable (point 
not surrounded by stars).

The point above is from the second image when it was fainter: I fortuitiously 
had somewhat re-centered the camera FOV inbetween the two images so in the 
second image it is slightly further from the edge with reference stars below it, 
and hence measurable.

It was 6m32s late relative to Mike's 14257.81387352. It is very clear it has 
manoeuvered, indeed as Cees wrote probably shortly before my and Leo's obs of 

- Marco

Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.

Cospar 4353 (Leiden):     52.15412 N, 4.49081 E (WGS84), +0 m ASL
Cospar 4354 (De Wilck):   52.11685 N, 4.56016 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
Cospar 4355 (Cronesteyn): 52.13878 N, 4.49937 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
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