Optical 24 August 2010 - all

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Thu Aug 26 2010 - 07:21:35 UTC

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    Observations 24 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.
    
    Meade DSI Pro II Monochrome CCD camera without filters.
    using integration times of 5 sec min to 25 seconds maximum
    depending on brightness of sky in particular area.No image
    processing done, but some done automatically in the auto reduction
    software.
    
    Used with 4 inch SKYWATCHER refractor- model 1025 - fitted with home
    made focal reducer to give an f/2.56 system. Image scale is 6.56 arc
    sec/pixel and field of view 84.8 x 63.2 arc minutes. Shows 15th
    magnitude stars in real time with reasonably good conditions.
    
    Exposure time to nearest second inserted into image FITS header
    from PC clock which is automatically checked every minute against
    GPS signal.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude -33.94058 deg,
    Elevation 10 metres-situated in Pinelands (Cape Town),South Africa
    
    FOR CLASSFD.TLE:
    -----------------------------
    Automatically reduced using APEX:
    
    08916 76 059A   0433 F 20100824190452000 16 15 1851391-074125 28
    08916 76 059A   0433 F 20100824190705000 16 15 1853532-073621 18
    08916 76 059A   0433 F 20100824190756000 16 15 1854446-073422 28
    08916 76 059A   0433 F 20100824190836000 16 15 1855244-073253 28
    14675 84 009A   0433 F 20100824181630000 16 15 1444293-005334 28
    14675 84 009A   0433 F 20100824181742500 16 15 1445475-005517 38
    14675 84 009A   0433 F 20100824181830500 16 15 1446417-005629 28
    15543 85 010B   0433 F 20100824180508500 16 15 2142044-102222 38
    15543 85 010B   0433 F 20100824180602000 16 15 2142585-102017 28  +107 01
    15543 85 010B   0433 F 20100824180641000 16 15 2143388-101849 38
    15543 85 010B   0433 F 20100824180731000 16 15 2144305-101621 28
    16117 85 092C   0433 F 20100824185343000 16 15 1759297-044215 98
    16117 85 092C   0433 F 20100824185542000 16 15 1801278-044717 38
    16117 85 092C   0433 F 20100824185821000 16 15 1804073-045327 28
    16117 85 092C   0433 F 20100824190128000 16 15 1807124-050044 48
    19976 89 035A   0433 F 20100824181203000 16 15 1940030-011904 28
    19976 89 035A   0433 F 20100824181246000 16 15 1940528-011858 28
    19976 89 035A   0433 F 20100824181409000 16 15 1942301-011846 38
    24737 97 008A   0433 F 20100824175718000 16 15 1729425+011854 59  +112 09
    24737 97 008A   0433 F 20100824175906000 16 15 1731293+011353 58  +136 03
    24737 97 008A   0433 F 20100824175944000 16 15 1732057+011218 58  +125 03
    24737 97 008A   0433 F 20100824180104000 16 15 1733247+010901 68
    25336 98 029A   0433 F 20100824171525000 16 15 1407146+011804 38
    25336 98 029A   0433 F 20100824171703000 16 15 1408522+011434 38
    25336 98 029A   0433 F 20100824171759000 16 15 1409510+011249 48
    25336 98 029A   0433 F 20100824171850000 16 15 1410394+011045 28
    25336 98 029A   0433 F 20100824171951000 16 15 1411403+010834 28
    25336 98 029A   0433 F 20100824172031000 16 15 1412206+010708 28
    25336 98 029A   0433 F 20100824184226000 16 15 1534381-012753 28
    25336 98 029A   0433 F 20100824184324000 16 15 1535405-012855 28
    25336 98 029A   0433 F 20100824184415000 16 15 1536291-013050 38  +096 00
    25337 98 029B   0433 F 20100824184551000 16 15 1742504-052158 28
    25337 98 029B   0433 F 20100824184648000 16 15 1743485-052237 28
    25337 98 029B   0433 F 20100824184725000 16 15 1744261-052304 28
    25669 99 017A   0433 F 20100824174950000 16 25 1848665+191976 38
    25669 99 017A   0433 F 20100824175124000 16 15 1849479+193247 68
    25669 99 017A   0433 F 20100824175319000 16 15 1851126+194825 38
    25669 99 017A   0433 F 20100824175410000 16 15 1851543+195438 98
    25669 99 017A   0433 F 20100824175444000 16 15 1852218+195823 49
    26880 01 033A   0433 F 20100824174259000 16 15 2055056+000231 38
    26880 01 033A   0433 F 20100824174338000 16 15 2055441+000207 28
    26880 01 033A   0433 F 20100824174408000 16 15 2056149+000147 28
    28385 04 034B   0433 F 20100824182053500 16 15 1441399-482348 38
    28385 04 034B   0433 F 20100824182127500 16 25 1444323-480850 19
    28385 04 034B   0433 F 20100824182225500 16 15 1448500-474115 28  +110 01
    28385 04 034B   0433 F 20100824182340500 16 15 1454294-470512 38  +103 03
    28385 04 034B   0433 F 20100824182436500 16 15 1458412-463648 19  +113 04
    
    
    The following were reduced manually from images taken with the MINTRON
    camera fitted with a 50mm f/1.8 lens. Field of view  6.9 x 5.1 degrees.
    Video frames were time stamped.
    
    FOR CLASSFD.TLE:
    ====================
    OTV-1 ( reported yesterday)
    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
    90070
    90070 06 829A   0433 F 20100824183259300 56 15 1459140+071726 39  +080 05
    90070 06 829A   0433 F 20100824183338700 56 15 1515180+052542 39  +080 05
    90070 06 829A   0433 F 20100824183421600 56 15 1532540+032223 39  +075 05
    90070 06 829A   0433 F 20100824183536300 56 15 1603160-000515 39  +070 05
    90070 06 829A   0433 F 20100824183711800 56 15 1641050-041541 39  +067 05
    90070 06 829A   0433 F 20100824183847400 56 15 1716480-075429 39  +065 05
    
    Strays seen:
    ---------------
    COBE  variable
    20322 89 089A   0433 F 20080824172113200 56 15 1418480-011250 39  +030 05
    TERRASAR 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 flashing every ~ 170 seconds to mag +02
    14258 83 084A   0433 F 20080824200915000 56 15 1711487-070351 39  +020 05
    SL-8 R/B  steady
    14680 84 010B   0433 F 20100824174340300 56 15 2044490-023347 39  +045 05
    COSMOS 723 steady
    07718 75 024A   0433 F 20100824174851700 56 15 1846230+163700 39  +043 05
    SL-14 R/B steady
    14148 83 061B   0433 F 20100824180012900 56 15 1742480+015732 39  +030 05
    COSMOS 1610
    15398 84 118A   0433 F 20100824180309500 56 15 1734410-013133 39  +060 05
    COSMOS 836 variable
    08923 76 061A   0433 F 20100824184339300 56 15 1539000-024623 39  +064 05
    ATLAS CENTAUR range 9270 km, variable
    23697 95 057B   0433 F 20100824185343000 56 15 1808050-043740 39  +075 05
    NOAA 8 variable
    13923 83 022A   0433 F 20100824191226600 56 15 1425420-094429 39  +065 05
    COSMOS 1531 variable
    14624 84 003A   0433 F 20100824192108700 56 15 1423390-075759 39  +070 05
    COSMOS 2454
    35635 09 039A   0433 F 20100824192206600 56 15 1433300-101331 39  +065 05
    MIDAS 4
    00192 61 028A   0433 F 20100824193848800 56 15 1602500-095010 39  +080 05
    
    
    Cheers
    Greg 
    
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