DCB Obs MAR 2nd UT - LACROSSE 4

From: Derek C Breit (breit_ideas@poyntsource.com)
Date: Sat Mar 02 2013 - 18:53:29 UTC

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    EQUIPMENT-
    Orion ST80 with Mogg 0.6 FR and a Mintron integrating camera. ST80 is
    piggybacked on a 12" LX200 which does the slewing and tracking. Focal
    Reducer is at max distance from detector and still capable of focus.
    FOV - 1.98 x 1.48 Degrees
    Time by IOTA-VTI GPS Time inserter (from VideoTimers)
    
    
    Equipment Notes - Luminance only is recorded to video.
    
    >>THIS IS THE WIDEFIELD SETUP - PC164EX w/ 50mm Camera lense
    
    
    For CLASSIFIED
    
    26473 00 047A   8739 G 20130302034428159 26 25 0212990+854861 37  
    26473 00 047A   8739 G 20130302034542266 26 25 0812023+582498 37  
    26473 00 047A   8739 G 20130302034654470 26 25 0837384+193176 37  
    
    Flare Timing - Bad Position
    26473 00 047A   8739 G 20130302034429700 37 25 0245573+854447 37 M-020 10
    
    
    NOTES-
    
    Obs - Pred: 0.013 deg X-track; 0.204 s late, relative 6.37 day old elset:
    Obs - Pred: 0.082 deg X-track; 0.357 s late, relative 6.38 day old elset:
    Obs - Pred: 0.016 deg X-track; 0.614 s late, relative 6.38 day old elset:
    
    Obs - Pred: 0.074 deg X-track; 0.097 s early, relative 6.37 day old elset:
    
    
    COMMENTS:
    
    ORS1
    Too bright for the good pass, satellite to dim for the second..
    
    LACROSSE FLARE
    Nice flare! Unfortunately I had to move from my usual next to the 13"
    monitor to 15 feet from the little monitor, so the video isn't perfectly
    focused, and the lightcurve is saturated badly at maximum and the image is
    large. Doesn't matter. The last "position" isn't meant to be a position,
    it's meant to be a flare timing..
    
    On the Breit Side.. Now I know what Greg means when he says " Bad Seeing "..
    :-)) 
    
    "SEASAT on SeeSat"
    I videotaped a nice pass, just so I could say that.. I may post that just
    for kicks, but now it's almost 3AM (I attempted 3 asteroid occultations too)
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
    
    RAIN
    Chance of rain Saturday and Rain Tuesday w/ showers through Thursday and a
    3,000 ft snow level.. BRRRR.. (was low 70s today)..
    Also, a project wedged into Monday.. 
    
    But I'll do what I can, when I can.. 
    
    Derek
    
    Derek C Breit
    BREIT IDEAS Obs - Morgan Hill, CA - COSPAR 8739
    E. Longitude -121 42 10.0, Latitude 37 6 47.8, Alt. 282m;
    
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