Space X fuel dump all-sky image - New Mexico

From: Thomas Ashcraft via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 11:58:31 -0700
Here is an image stack. Unfortunately my all-sky camera is currently in 
a state of construction and is not calibrated for accurate sky 
orientation and precise time. Stars are visible in the image, Sirius is 
the brightest, and you can see their motion over the course of the pass. 
But I don't think this would be too valuable for data as the camera is 
off-kilter and not pointing due north nor to zenith. But at least it was 
recording.

http://heliotown.com/SpaceX_DumpFeb072018_Ashcraft_Heliotown.png

Thomas - Lamy, New Mexico


On 2/7/18 9:52 AM, Thomas Ashcraft via Seesat-l wrote:
> My all-sky camera here in north-central New Mexico caught the Tesla 
> "burn" and dump and I am processing it now. But I am not sure I 
> understand what the camera captured.
>
> Was the shining visible path of the rocket until the dump caused by 
> reflected sunlight? Was there any actual burning? Was there any 
> friction with the ionosphere?
>
> I am also scrutinizing for possible forward scatter or direct radio 
> emission.
>
> IMPORTANT NOTE: I compressed the eight minute long video to just five 
> seconds.  It is just a place holder until I process this all further. 
> The full event was visible for about eight minutes here.
>
> https://vimeo.com/254698671
>
> Thomas Ashcraft - Heliotown Observatory
>
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