Friday, February 23, 2007

Nova V1280 in Sco ( near Epsilon Sco)

Easy target even in 25mm lens. Nova V1280 add another star to triangle asterism.
A meteor flashed by seconds later.

Showing the position of the Nova w.r.t to Sco Tail.

A 75mm lens
I noticed a flash of a satellite glint
and hit the rec button.
I missed the bright flash but managed
to register the sat's dim cyclic trails. SL-8 R/B 98-072c
was in the vicinity. ( timing deadon but track parallel shifted..)

Thursday, February 22, 2007

IRS-P2 (94-068A) bright flash near Sco

The video system logged two frames with single flash each. It was 94-068A or IRS-P2

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Meteor near Antares

Dawn was approaching fast... and a nice meteor flashed near Antares

Monday, February 19, 2007

Atlas Centaur R 81-119B flashing in CMa

Clouds were drifting in and out of FOV, the bright flares of the 81-119B tripped the video detection and left 3 frames. A composite co-added frames reproduced above showing the 'saturn' like images.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

EGP again - see the groups of flashes - analysis added

What is the duration of the 3 flashes? I sampled a few ( two shown here) using Limovie and obtained the similar timing using PAL frame rate. 30 frames duration or 30x4/100 or 1.2 seconds. The peak height correspond to the brightness. Next will be those odd filler - continuous blocks of ~6 flashes.

Another pass of EGP tonite. Click the images and find the variations of group of flashes. The common 3s, and the long blocks with very close timings. EGP - the disco-ball - check out this image .

2/17'07 CNY eve - H-2A RB or 2001-038B

A flashing (H-2A RB 01-038B?) leaves behind a strings of x4 'saturn'- like trace.
flash duration from bottom frame up 5.891, 16.640, 5.797 s.

mentally rotate the image file to match this plot.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Noss 3-3 or r 05-004B

NOSS 3-3 r ( 05-004B) left a ribbon-like footprint as it slowly brighten and dim out and the cycle repeated.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

NOAA 8 , EGP and a meteor in Canis Major

Disco ball in the sky - old friend again - EGP!

The meteor traveled from right to left.
Note the thin luminous start point on the right.

NOAA 8 again . When i saw this tumbling satellite I hit the rec and shortly it vanished from view ... 7 seconds were lost (t3) before i hit next record again. Complete sequence should be t1, t2, (t3), t4 above. Note the single short flash at #2 (~mag 3+) and (~mag+4 ) at #1 and #4

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Feb 9/10 '06 - A flashing sat & meteors in around Crux

I saw a crawing dim UNID sat on LCD and hit the record button. Never realise at the same time another satellite was transiting at the same time.
See whether you can spot the x1 flash from Atlas Centaur R # 85-055B near alpa Lupus
Time in SGP time (+UT)

A couple of meteors in and around Crux...

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