Re: 3rd failed attempts on FY-1C debris

From: Gordon Prichard (gprichard@vtown.com.au)
Date: Thu Feb 08 2007 - 05:01:02 EST

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    Are there any debris pieces with magnitude brighter than +4?
        Gordon
        Newcastle, Australia
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: <chiayk1@singnet.com.sg>
    To: <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2007 12:56 PM
    Subject: 3rd failed attempts on FY-1C debris
    
    
    >
    > HI folks:
    >
    >   This morning is my THIRD *failed attempts at to see the FY 1C
    debris.
    >
    >   The last two were with 25mm lens/watec902H2, moving to
    100mm/watec902H2
    > saw nothing ( LM  ( LM not deep enough and sky not that good). All the
    > candidates were flagged as 5.5-6.6 mag range and theoretically some
    should
    > be seen crossing the rather large FOV.
    >
    >   The 3rd attempt is with 300mmf2.8 lens+mintron and another 25mm as
    field
    > finder.
    > I cranked up the integration to reach deeper magnitude and expect
    > 'rod'-shaped satellite to move across the very small fov now ~ 1.5
    degree+
    > but alas again saw nothing from the video walkman screen. So my next
    one
    > will be C8+f3.3..prime focus+mintron.
    >
    >   I am curious whether there were any other +ve sighting of these
    debris (
    > x1 i know of so far)and how many were detected using what setup? Is
    there a
    > way to sort the debris entries into larger pieces how?
    >
    >   Thanks
    >
    > rgds
    > ykchia
    >
    >
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