DCB Obs MAR 12th UT - NOSS 3-6 P&A / OTV3 / 2 UNID

From: Derek C Breit (breit_ideas@poyntsource.com)
Date: Tue Mar 12 2013 - 17:43:16 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
    
    38773 12 048P   8739 G 20130312030456647 26 25 0916723+612359 37  
    38758 12 048A   8739 G 20130312030456647 26 25 0919654+632393 37  
    38773 12 048P   8739 G 20130312030614624 26 25 0929506+361521 37  
    38758 12 048A   8739 G 20130312030621064 26 25 0931946+362027 37  
    38773 12 048P   8739 G 20130312030733235 26 25 0938020+142082 37  
    38758 12 048A   8739 G 20130312030744980 26 25 0940564+131702 37  
    
    99999 99 999J   8739 G 20130312030544361 26 25 0935553+431012 37  
    99999 99 999J   8739 G 20130312030548365 26 25 0934127+443731 37  
    
    39025 12 071A   8739 G 20130312032606598 26 25 0500611-151992 37 
    39025 12 071A   8739 G 20130312032615473 26 25 0521231-174271 37 
    39025 12 071A   8739 G 20130312032637128 26 25 0609199-224476 37 
    39025 12 071A   8739 G 20130312032658515 26 25 0652780-263129 37 
    39025 12 071A   8739 G 20130312032707958 26 25 0710031-274738 37 
    39025 12 071A   8739 G 20130312032707958 26 25 0710032-274621 37 
    39025 12 071A   8739 G 20130312032736720 26 25 0755909-303797 37 
    
    99998 99 999H   8739 G 20130312032703087 26 25 0716653-284199 37 
    99998 99 999H   8739 G 20130312032712663 26 25 0659713-294583 37 
    
    
    NOTES-
    
    Obs - Pred: 0.086 deg X-track; 1.588 s early, relative 7.26 day old elset:
    Obs - Pred: 0.018 deg X-track; 0.955 s early, relative 7.26 day old elset:
    Obs - Pred: 0.013 deg X-track; 1.606 s early, relative 7.26 day old elset:
    Obs - Pred: 0.011 deg X-track; 0.889 s early, relative 7.26 day old elset:
    Obs - Pred: 0.081 deg X-track; 1.490 s early, relative 7.26 day old elset:
    Obs - Pred: 0.024 deg X-track; 0.559 s early, relative 7.26 day old elset:
    
    
    Obs - Pred: 0.009 deg X-track; 0.882 s early, relative 2.14 day old elset:
    Obs - Pred: 0.000 deg X-track; 1.029 s early, relative 2.14 day old elset:
    Obs - Pred: 0.041 deg X-track; 0.942 s early, relative 2.14 day old elset:
    Obs - Pred: 0.063 deg X-track; 0.950 s early, relative 2.14 day old elset:
    Obs - Pred: 0.055 deg X-track; 0.826 s early, relative 2.14 day old elset:
    Obs - Pred: 0.036 deg X-track; 0.814 s early, relative 2.14 day old elset:
    Obs - Pred: 0.055 deg X-track; 0.668 s early, relative 2.14 day old elset:
    
    
    
    COMMENTS:
    
    Daylight Saving Time - Dumbest thing known to Man.. Too Bad they took Ben
    Franklin serious when he jokingly suggested it.. 
    
    Recorded straight to disc.. Don't like it much, as it would be far better
    with two people.. But it worked.. 2 dropped frames / 25,000.. 
    No matter at video rates.. 
    
    ONE NOTE OF INTEREST.. SNR seems much higher. Stars were hard to ID. The
    whole scene seemed much darker than normal (recording to tape) and it was a
    half mag more sensitive.. (which is why it was hard to ID.. until I figured
    that out..) In addition, the Weather was not perfect, but with only two
    passes, no idea if it had an effect.. 3 hours after the fact it is pretty
    bad..
    
    5 surreptitious sats, three non classified rocket bodies, and the two
    UNIDS.. This in only 2 videos..   
    
    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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