OBS Paul Camilleri, 24 June 2016: MUOS 5 and Centaur r/b

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:29:46 +0200
Hi all,

Paul Camilleri asked me to measure and communicate these points, which are of 
his excellent and downright spectacular image series of MUOS 5 and its Centaur 
upper stage: imagery that includes the moments of MES 3, MECO 3, payload 
separation, and the Centaur fuel dump.


One of Paul's finest images, showing both the Centaur dumping fuel and the 
payload, can be seen here:

http://sattrackcam.blogspot.nl/2016/06/muos-5-gto-insertion-and-centaur-fuel.html

Since both objects only start to become separable as individual objects around 
18:00 UT on Paul's imagery, points measured before 18:00 have been included in 
both datasets. One point (17:20:00 UT) is actually from just before payload 
separation (which should have happened at 17:23:18 UT).

Measured points:

MUOS 5 payload:

   # pre-separation:

41622 16 041A   8600 G 20160624172000000 17 75 1840103-061150 56

   # separation 17:23:18 UT

41622 16 041A   8600 G 20160624172500000 17 75 1845523-058120 56
41622 16 041A   8600 G 20160624173110000 17 75 1852362-054430 56
41622 16 041A   8600 G 20160624174000000 17 75 1901394-049130 56
41622 16 041A   8600 G 20160624174400000 17 75 1905350-046740 56
41622 16 041A   8600 G 20160624174700000 17 75 1908298-045020 56

   # from here, the two objects are separable on the imagery:

41622 16 041A   8600 G 20160624180000000 17 75 1920120-037280 56
41622 16 041A   8600 G 20160624180414000 17 75 1923504-034810 56
41622 16 041A   8600 G 20160624181059000 17 75 1929278-030900 56
41622 16 041A   8600 G 20160624182200000 17 75 1938089-024540 56
41622 16 041A   8600 G 20160624183200000 17 75 1945439-019010 56
41622 16 041A   8600 G 20160624183800000 17 75 1950058-015620 56
41622 16 041A   8600 G 20160624184800000 17 75 1957105-010120 56
41622 16 041A   8600 G 20160624185525000 17 75 2002163-006090 56
41622 16 041A   8600 G 20160624190019000 17 75 2005336-003400 56
41622 16 041A   8600 G 20160624192419000 17 75 2021144+009340 56
41622 16 041A   8600 G 20160624193621000 17 75 2028348+015650 56
41622 16 041A   8600 G 20160624194243000 17 75 2032168+019060 56


Centaur rb:

   # pre-separation:

41623 16 041B   8600 G 20160624172000000 17 75 1840103-061150 56

   # separation 17:23:18 UT

41623 16 041B   8600 G 20160624172500000 17 75 1845523-058120 56
41623 16 041B   8600 G 20160624173110000 17 75 1852362-054430 56
41623 16 041B   8600 G 20160624174000000 17 75 1901394-049130 56
41623 16 041B   8600 G 20160624174400000 17 75 1905350-046740 56
41623 16 041B   8600 G 20160624174700000 17 75 1908298-045020 56

   # from here, the two objects are separable on the imagery:

41623 16 041B   8600 G 20160624180000000 17 75 1920196-037520 56
41623 16 041B   8600 G 20160624180414000 17 75 1923592-034980 56
41623 16 041B   8600 G 20160624181059000 17 75 1929352-030950 56
41623 16 041B   8600 G 20160624182200000 17 75 1938249-024850 56
41623 16 041B   8600 G 20160624183200000 17 75 1945578-019160 56
41623 16 041B   8600 G 20160624183800000 17 75 1950225-015870 56
41623 16 041B   8600 G 20160624184800000 17 75 1957280-010430 56
41623 16 041B   8600 G 20160624185525000 17 75 2002312-006320 56
41623 16 041B   8600 G 20160624190019000 17 75 2005478-003640 56
41623 16 041B   8600 G 20160624192419000 17 75 2021046+009710 56
41623 16 041B   8600 G 20160624193621000 17 75 2028297+016070 56
41623 16 041B   8600 G 20160624194243000 17 75 2032148+019510 56

site 8600    32.9770 S  151.648 E   18m ASL

Kudos to Paul for catching this very fine series of images and the data obtained 
from them!

- Marco


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