20141001 175901UTC-SAT

20141001 175901UTC-SAT


03 Oct 2014 Update:

The object might be a piece of pollen or an insect according to people with more experience than I have.

01 Oct 2014 175901 UTC possible satellite capture.

Used a .1 second delay between frames, with 84 frames total in this animation.

Actual duration that the satellite was visible was .736 seconds (114.19 FPS was the capture frame rate).

Only the red channel of the video is recorded since there's nothing in the blue and green channels.

West is up.

Imaging Site: My back-yard in San Diego, Ca.

Date: 01 Oct 2014, 10:59:01 PDT start (my laptop time).

Scope and f/: Lunt LS100THa (Hydrogen-Alpha filtered) with BF1800 at f/7. The DSII (double stack filter) is not installed.

Mount: Takahashi NJP.

Guiding: None.

Camera: Point Grey Flea 3 (FL3-FW-03S1C-C) color video camera with a ICX618 sensor. in 648x488 16-bit mode.

Camera temperature: 114.1 F (45.6 C)

Camera binning: None.

Number of sub-images and exposure: N/A.

Filters: None.

Image Calibration: N/A.

Control, capture and processing with: Astro IIDC and Photoshop on a Mac.

Images may be used for personal and/or educational use only.