Optical 16 August 2010

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Tue Aug 17 2010 - 12:24:11 UTC

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    Observations 16 AUGUST 2010
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    Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System).
    Camera mount now carries two systems that can be operated
    together as two totally different sytems and computers used.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude -33.94058 deg,
    Elevation 10 metres-situated in Pinelands (Cape Town),South Africa
    
    
    Part 1: CCD observations processed with APEX:
    
    FOR CLASSFD.TLE:
    ===================
    VORTEX 4
    14675 84 009A   0433 P 20100816194756000 16 15 1553295-020724 28
    14675 84 009A   0433 P 20100816194908000 16 15 1554547-020830 28
    14675 84 009A   0433 P 20100816194945000 16 15 1555388-020903 38
    14675 84 009A   0433 P 20100816195100000 16 15 1557078-021011 28
    14675 84 009A   0433 P 20100816200656000 16 15 1616154-022313 18
    VORTEX 6
    19976 89 035A   0433 P 20100816182405000 16 15 1914384-011947 28
    19976 89 035A   0433 P 20100816182458000 16 15 1915409-011951 28
    19976 89 035A   0433 P 20100816182552000 16 15 1916446-011955 28
    MILSTAR 1R
    22989 94 009B   0433 P 20100816182932000 16 15 1846249+054514 28
    22989 94 009B   0433 P 20100816183136000 16 15 1848282+054103 28  +123 04
    22989 94 009B   0433 P 20100816183228000 16 15 1849196+053908 28
    22989 94 009B   0433 P 20100816183316000 16 15 1850076+053726 28
    UFO-F10
    25967 99 063A   0433 P 20100816191749000 16 15 2211367+015355 47
    25967 99 063A   0433 P 20100816191859000 16 15 2212467+015410 28
    25967 99 063A   0433 P 20100816192021000 16 15 2214092+015423 77
    25967 99 063A   0433 P 20100816192129000 16 15 2215173+015437 18
    MILSTAR 5
    27168 02 001A   0433 P 20100816204632000 16 15 2032451+013002 28
    27168 02 001A   0433 P 20100816204729000 16 15 2033422+012950 38
    27168 02 001A   0433 P 20100816204815000 16 15 2034282+012941 28
    USA 171R
    27938 03 041B   0433 P 20100816204037000 16 15 1708066+093617 28
    27938 03 041B   0433 P 20100816204133000 16 15 1709034+093535 47
    27938 03 041B   0433 P 20100816204213000 16 15 1709431+093504 18
    UFO-F11
    28117 03 057A   0433 P 20100816192553000 16 15 2217054+033058 38
    28117 03 057A   0433 P 20100816192623000 16 15 2217355+033112 28
    28117 03 057A   0433 P 20100816192703000 16 15 2218157+033131 28
    USA 202
    33490 09 001A   0433 P 20100816191012000 16 15 1959547+024301 28
    33490 09 001A   0433 P 20100816191108000 16 15 2000515+024324 28
    33490 09 001A   0433 P 20100816191147000 16 15 2001302+024340 28
    WGS F2
    34713 09 017A   0433 P 20100816193149000 16 15 2133091+051333 28
    34713 09 017A   0433 P 20100816193336000 16 15 2134562+051330 28
    34713 09 017A   0433 P 20100816193422000 16 15 2135429+051330 18
    PAN
    35815 09 047A   0433 P 20100816182716000 16 15 1849521+052618 28
    35815 09 047A   0433 P 20100816183428000 16 15 1857051+052617 28
    35815 09 047A   0433 P 20100816183507000 16 15 1857446+052617 28
    35815 09 047A   0433 P 20100816183637000 16 15 1859160+052616 87
    35815 09 047A   0433 P 20100816183833000 16 15 1901128+052617 97
    90059 range 36875 kms  - faint and variable
    90059 06 675A   0433 P 20100816181714000 16 15 1642120+264322 38
    90059 06 675A   0433 P 20100816181855000 16 15 1643018+263828 38
    90059 06 675A   0433 P 20100816182038000 16 15 1643527+263330 38
    90059 06 675A   0433 P 20100816182138000 16 15 1644229+263037 19
    
    STRAYS SEEN:
    ==============
    EUTELSAT W7
    36101 09 065A   0433 P 20100816182932000 16 15 1842409+052159 28
    36101 09 065A   0433 P 20100816183136000 16 15 1844452+052155 18
    36101 09 065A   0433 P 20100816183228000 16 15 1845366+052154 28
    EUTELSAT W4
    26369 00 028A   0433 P 20100816182932000 16 15 1843426+052122 28
    26369 00 028A   0433 P 20100816183136000 16 15 1845466+052119 18
    26369 00 028A   0433 P 20100816183228000 16 15 1846382+052120 28
    ARIANE 5B range 31770 kms
    28948 06 007D   0433 P 20100816204438000 16 15 2034408+013228 38
    28948 06 007D   0433 P 20100816204632000 16 15 2035537+013517 28
    28948 06 007D   0433 P 20100816204729000 16 15 2036310+013641 38
    28948 06 007D   0433 P 20100816204815000 16 15 2037010+013744 19
    THURAYA 2
    27825 03 026A   0433 P 20100816191012000 16 15 2000185+023817 28
    27825 03 026A   0433 P 20100816191108000 16 15 2001155+023840 28
    27825 03 026A   0433 P 20100816191147000 16 15 2001542+023855 28
    INTELSAT 904
    27380 02 007A   0433 P 20100816193149000 16 15 2132332+051211 28
    27380 02 007A   0433 P 20100816193336000 16 15 2134205+051209 28
    27380 02 007A   0433 P 20100816193422000 16 15 2135070+051208 18
    PAKSAT 1
    23779 96 006A   0433 P 20100816182716000 16 15 1850098+052819 28
    23779 96 006A   0433 P 20100816183428000 16 15 1857227+052816 28
    23779 96 006A   0433 P 20100816183507000 16 15 1858022+052816 28
    23779 96 006A   0433 P 20100816183637000 16 15 1859336+052814 18
    23779 96 006A   0433 P 20100816183833000 16 15 1901305+052815 18
    
    
    Part 2:  Video camera/DVD recording - processed manually:
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    
    FOR CLASSFD.TLE:
    ------------------
    90070 06 829A   0433 P 20100816173009500 56 15 1952136-090432 39  +070 05
    
    UNKNOWNS
    -----------
    Unknown 1  High LEO, low inclination, variable
    99998 09 999A   0433 P 20100816181126900 56 15 1636095+273514 39  +070 05
    99998 09 999A   0433 P 20100816181150500 56 15 1644260+273509 39  +070 05
    99998 09 999A   0433 P 20100816181214100 56 15 1653223+273505 39  +070 05
    Unknown 2  LEO high inclination
    99999 09 888A   0433 P 20100816173648700 56 15 1950535-105034 39  +055 05
    99999 09 888A   0433 P 20100816173653200 56 15 1949110-093619 39  +055 05
    99999 09 888A   0433 P 20100816173656300 56 15 1947573-084304 39  +055 05
    
    Strays seen:
    GLOBALSTAR M004
    25163 98 008B   0433 P 20100816171756200 56 15 1416364-534330 39  +055 05
    COSMOS 1898
    18585 87 098A   0433 P 20100816173509900 56 15 2000039-100312 39  +060 05
    SL-14 R/B
    21656 91 056B   0433 P 20100816174035300 56 15 2001542-101624 39  +045 05
    OPS 1920
    02481 66 089A   0433 P 20100816183202100 56 15 1853346+041045 39  +065 05
    
    REPORT:
    ===========
    (1) Did not enjoy tracking under the circumstances - moon causing
        some problems but worse was the very heavy dew so most of the
        time I was observing with a heavily dewed camera- lens heater
        not "hot" enough - always forget afterwards to fix the
        problem.
    
    (2) 90070 found on edge of video frame, running almost 6 minutes
        early
    
    (3) Two unknowns - no obvious match in my database.
    
    (4) No sign of MENTOR 2  nor OTV-1 - wonder if latter has done an orbit
        change - will check as soon as possible with wider field of view
        setup.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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