SATOBS ML (remote), 10 Feb 2018: 2018-017A Falcon 9 Heavy / Tesla Roadster

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2018 23:12:23 +0100
43205 18 017A   9331 G 20180210171600000 18 15 1438082-270329 15 R+176 01
43205 18 017A   9331 G 20180210171709000 18 15 1438079-270331 15 R+174 01
43205 18 017A   9331 G 20180210171818000 18 15 1438076-270331 15 R+168 01
43205 18 017A   9331 G 20180210171927000 18 15 1438074-270332 15 R+170 01
43205 18 017A   9331 G 20180210172146000 18 15 1438069-270334 15 R+172 01
43205 18 017A   9331 G 20180210172255000 18 15 1438066-270335 15 R+167 01
43205 18 017A   9331 G 20180210172404000 18 15 1438064-270336 15 R+169 01
43205 18 017A   9331 G 20180210172513000 18 15 1438061-270337 15 R+176 01
43205 18 017A   9331 G 20180210172951000 18 15 1438050-270341 15 R+173 01
43205 18 017A   9331 G 20180210173100000 18 15 1438047-270342 15 R+178 01
43205 18 017A   9331 G 20180210173209000 18 15 1438045-270342 15 R+172 01
43205 18 017A   9331 G 20180210173318000 18 15 1438042-270343 15 R+168 01
43205 18 017A   9331 G 20180210173427000 18 15 1438039-270344 15 R+175 01
43205 18 017A   9331 G 20180210173537000 18 15 1438037-270345 15 R+178 01
43205 18 017A   9331 G 20180210174646000 18 15 1438010-270352 15 R+168 01
43205 18 017A   9331 G 20180210174755000 18 15 1438008-270353 15 R+171 01
43205 18 017A   9331 G 20180210174905000 18 15 1438004-270354 15 R+173 01
43205 18 017A   9331 G 20180210180041000 18 15 1437576-270400 15 R+171 01
43205 18 017A   9331 G 20180210180151000 18 15 1437574-270400 15 R+169 01

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0.51-meter F/6.3 Dall-Kirkham + CCD + Astrometrica + UCAC4
Warrumbungle Obs., NSW, Australia   31.27517 S, 149.19453 E, 552 m ASL
What these numbers mean: http://www.satobs.org/position/IODformat.html
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Observations with the 0.51-m telescope of Warrumbungle, Australia. Again a
regular brightness variation is apparent in the image series.

At the moment of these observations the object was at a distance of ~1190000 km
(3.1 Lunar distances, 0.00795 AU).

Same data in MPC format:

COD Q65
OBS M. Langbroek, P. Starr
MEA M. Langbroek
TEL 0.51-m f/6.8 Dall-Kirkham + CCD
ACK 2018-017A Falcon 9 H/Tesla obs 10 Feb 2018 Q65
NET UCAC-4
2018-017A     C2018 02 10.71944 14 38 08.15 -27 03 29.3          17.6 R      Q65
2018-017A     C2018 02 10.72024 14 38 07.90 -27 03 30.5          17.4 R      Q65
2018-017A     C2018 02 10.72104 14 38 07.64 -27 03 31.3          16.8 R      Q65
2018-017A     C2018 02 10.72184 14 38 07.40 -27 03 32.1          17.0 R      Q65
2018-017A     C2018 02 10.72345 14 38 06.86 -27 03 34.2          17.2 R      Q65
2018-017A     C2018 02 10.72425 14 38 06.59 -27 03 35.3          16.7 R      Q65
2018-017A     C2018 02 10.72505 14 38 06.35 -27 03 36.0          16.9 R      Q65
2018-017A     C2018 02 10.72584 14 38 06.09 -27 03 36.8          17.6 R      Q65
2018-017A     C2018 02 10.72906 14 38 05.03 -27 03 40.5          17.3 R      Q65
2018-017A     C2018 02 10.72986 14 38 04.74 -27 03 41.7          17.8 R      Q65
2018-017A     C2018 02 10.73066 14 38 04.47 -27 03 42.2          17.2 R      Q65
2018-017A     C2018 02 10.73146 14 38 04.21 -27 03 43.0          16.8 R      Q65
2018-017A     C2018 02 10.73226 14 38 03.94 -27 03 43.5          17.5 R      Q65
2018-017A     C2018 02 10.73307 14 38 03.65 -27 03 44.8          17.8 R      Q65
2018-017A     C2018 02 10.74081 14 38 00.99 -27 03 52.3          16.8 R      Q65
2018-017A     C2018 02 10.74161 14 38 00.75 -27 03 52.6          17.1 R      Q65
2018-017A     C2018 02 10.74242 14 38 00.41 -27 03 53.7          17.3 R      Q65
2018-017A     C2018 02 10.75047 14 37 57.60 -27 03 59.9          17.1 R      Q65
2018-017A     C2018 02 10.75128 14 37 57.37 -27 04 00.3          16.9 R      Q65

Using FindOrb I get the following heliocentric orbital elements:

Orbital elements:  2018-017A

Perihelion 2018 Feb 4.017026 +/- 0.000207 TT =  0:24:31 (JD 2458153.517026)
Epoch 2018 Apr  2.0 TT = JDT 2458210.5   Earth MOID: 0.0002   Ma: 0.0035

M  36.82321 +/- 0.0015              (J2000 ecliptic)          Find_Orb
n   0.64621436 +/- 2.54e-5          Peri.  177.44790 +/- 0.00007
a   1.32500742 +/- 3.48e-5          Node   317.13832 +/- 0.00020
e   0.2557856 +/- 1.95e-5           Incl.    1.07764 +/- 0.00007
P   1.53/557.08d
q 0.98608954 +/- 1.23e-8    Q 1.66392530 +/- 6.95e-5

110 of 118 observations 2018 Feb. 8-11; mean residual 0".28

(from observations by stations Dubbo; Warrumbungle; SONEAR; Deimos Sky Survey;
Mayhill; Catalina Sky Survey; Slooh; Malargue; Siding Spring)

- Marco

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Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
e-mail: sattrackcam_at_langbroek.org

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
Station (b)log: http://sattrackcam.blogspot.com
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