Obs 10 Aug 2006

From: Greg Roberts (grr@iafrica.com)
Date: Fri Aug 11 2006 - 03:54:10 EDT

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    Observations 10 Aug 2006:
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    Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System).
    MINTRON low light level CCD surveillance camera (0.005 lux typical
    in non integration mode) and 0.00005 lux in STARLIGHT mode with 128
    frame integration.
    
    Used with 145mm focal length f/2.5 lens,integrating for 96 frames
    which is equivalent to an exposure of 1.92 seconds per image.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude  33.94058 deg S,
    Elevation 10 metres - situated in Pinelands (Cape Town), South Africa
    
    
    For CLASSFD.TLE:
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    29249 06 027A   0433 T 20060810170818000 56 15 1409268+234045 39
    29249 06 027A   0433 T 20060810170956500 56 15 1414257+213201 39
    29249 06 027A   0433 T 20060810171140900 56 15 1420174+185603 39
    29249 06 027A   0433 T 20060810171308200 56 15 1425458+162650 39
    29249 06 027A   0433 T 20060810171535100 56 15 1436400+111956 39
    29249 06 027A   0433 T 20060810171919100 56 15 1500366-001240 39
    29249 06 027A   0433 T 20060810172112000 56 15 1519166-090250 39
    
    
    Notes:
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    (1) Tracking through thick cloud. Packed up after this pass as
        conditions getting worse. I think I would have more luck
        observing from Venus ? The bad weather must end one of these
        days!
        
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
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