Optical 24 August 2010-part 1

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Wed Aug 25 2010 - 12:34:29 UTC

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    Observations 24 aUG 2010:
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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 50mm focal length f/1.8 lens, exposure controlled by background
    sky level.
    
    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:
    OTV-1
    36514 10 015A   0433 F 20080824173208500 56 15 1024210-292532 39  +060 05
    36514 10 015A   0433 F 20080824173259800 56 15 1041090-353436 39  +053 05
    36514 10 015A   0433 F 20080824173337200 56 15 1100150-420343 39  +045 05
    36514 10 015A   0433 F 20080824173419100 56 15 1140380-524206 39  +035 05
    36514 10 015A   0433 F 20080824173437300 56 15 1214500-584005 39  +030 05
    36514 10 015A   0433 F 20080824173517300 56 15 1542150-700459 39  +023 05
    36514 10 015A   0433 F 20080824173540300 56 15 1838490-641426 39  +020 05
    36514 10 015A   0433 F 20080824173600900 56 15 2002370-522832 39  +018 05
    36514 10 015A   0433 F 20080824173637800 56 15 2104480-321926 39  +020 05
    
    Strays seen:
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    COBE
    20322 89 089A   0433 F 20080824172113200 56 15 1418480-011250 39  +030 05
    TERRA SAR X
    31698 07 026A   0433 F 20080824172228000 56 15 1415290+010546 39  +030 05
    TANDEM X
    36605 10 030A   0433 F 20080824172228000 56 15 1414480-000527 39  +030 05
    IRIDIUM 57
    25273 98 019B   0433 F 20080824172228000 56 15 1410020+012250 39  +060 05
    COSMOS 1490 - GLONASS
    14258 83 084A   0433 F 20080824200915000 56 15 1711487-070351 39  +020 05
    
    Notes:
    ------
    
    (1) Testing system for remote operation in "am" hours when sane people
        should be asleep!
    
    (2) Beautiful pass of OTV-1 - very easy target
    
    (3) Cobe variable short period of a few seconds- not determined
    
    (4) TERRASAR X and TANDEM X - flying in formation seperated by a short
        distance - bright objects
    
    (5) Cosmos 1490 appears to regular flasher to about  mag +02
        approximately every 170 seconds ( period not determined)
    
    (6) More observations to follow shortly - Im running a bit slow today!
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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