Optical 07 Aug 2012 Part 2

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Thu Aug 09 2012 - 15:05:20 UTC

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    Observations 07 AUG 2012 Part 2
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    Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System).
    
    FLI ML8300M CCD camera with mechanical shutter + Trimble GPS
    
    Used with 135mm focal length f/2.8 TAMRON lens.
    Field of view 7.6 x 5.7 degrees.
    Image scale 1.59 arc sec/pixel
    Images processed and measured manually.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude -33.94058 deg,
    Elevation 10 metres-situated in Pinelands (Cape Town),South Africa
    
    FOR CLASSFD.TLE:
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    08482 75 118A   0433 G 20120807203727361 55 15 1616303-081250 19
    08482 75 118A   0433 G 20120807203901306 55 15 1618084-081141 19
    09803 77 007A   0433 G 20120807203614672 55 15 1612004-102838 19
    09803 77 007A   0433 G 20120807203727361 55 15 1613149-102811 19
    09803 77 007A   0433 G 20120807204212370 55 15 1618047-102742 19
    09803 77 007A   0433 G 20120807204049638 55 15 1616414-102759 19
    09803 77 007A   0433 G 20120807203901306 55 15 1614506-102804 19
    11560 79 086C   0433 G 20120807182252368 55 15 1633079-025028 19
    11560 79 086C   0433 G 20120807182408356 55 15 1634337-025210 19
    11560 79 086C   0433 G 20120807182521185 55 15 1635542-025413 19
    11560 79 086C   0433 G 20120807182634738 55 15 1637391-025648 19
    12371 81 025C   0433 G 20120807200912281 55 15 2143457-024211 19
    12371 81 025C   0433 G 20120807200757085 55 15 2142317-024626 19
    13172 82 041C   0433 G 20120807171121686 55 15 1150360+041117 19
    13172 82 041C   0433 G 20120807171125896 55 15 1147590+025605 19
    13172 82 041C   0433 G 20120807171134304 55 15 1142300+002903 19
    13172 82 041C   0433 G 20120807171142722 55 15 1136420-020423 19
    13172 82 041C   0433 G 20120807171207976 55 15 1118170-095642 19
    13172 82 041C   0433 G 20120807171220602 55 15 1108430-133620 19
    14675 84 009A   0433 G 20120807184127531 55 15 1346110+001437 19
    14675 84 009A   0433 G 20120807184232029 55 15 1347147+001231 19
    14675 84 009A   0433 G 20120807184339959 55 15 1348227+001020 19
    19976 89 035A   0433 G 20120807185158464 55 15 1922469-020505 19
    19976 89 035A   0433 G 20120807185301802 55 15 1924063-020450 19
    19976 89 035A   0433 G 20120807185522883 55 15 1926575-020458 19
    20963 90 097B   0433 G 20120807193332573 55 15 2215383-085132 19
    20963 90 097B   0433 G 20120807193432325 55 15 2216385-084904 19
    23247 94 054B   0433 G 20120807181733746 55 15 1636001-013913 19
    23247 94 054B   0433 G 20120807181933826 55 15 1638016-014446 19
    23247 94 054B   0433 G 20120807182038367 55 15 1639058-014707 19
    23247 94 054B   0433 G 20120807182252368 55 15 1641240-015317 19
    23247 94 054B   0433 G 20120807182408356 55 15 1642401-015605 19
    23247 94 054B   0433 G 20120807194923160 55 15 1810001-045941 19
    23247 94 054B   0433 G 20120807195045003 55 15 1811232-050251 19
    23855 96 026A   0433 G 20120807181733746 55 15 1627117-024150 19
    23855 96 026A   0433 G 20120807181933826 55 15 1629277-024439 19
    23855 96 026A   0433 G 20120807182038367 55 15 1630403-024619 19
    23855 96 026A   0433 G 20120807194853160 55 15 1808116-042521 19
    23855 96 026A   0433 G 20120807195015003 55 15 1809434-042628 19
    23947 96 038C   0433 G 20120807205808703 55 15 1404170-322804 19
    23947 96 038C   0433 G 20120807205959496 55 15 1429340-272517 19
    23947 96 038C   0433 G 20120807210150200 55 15 1456590-201411 19
    25336 98 029A   0433 G 20120807183428980 55 15 1327392+015842 19
    25336 98 029A   0433 G 20120807184127531 55 15 1334315+014218 19
    25336 98 029A   0433 G 20120807184232029 55 15 1335363+013943 19
    26575 00 065A   0433 G 20120807202552753 55 15 2138513+022532 19
    27938 03 041B   0433 G 20120807173643315 55 15 1845012+065904 19
    27938 03 041B   0433 G 20120807173750626 55 15 1846076+065713 19
    27938 03 041B   0433 G 20120807173921902 55 15 1847398+065443 19
    28054 03 048A   0433 G 20120807165148019 55 15 1453040+262003 19
    28054 03 048A   0433 G 20120807165142960 55 15 1454180+252302 19
    28546 04 050B   0433 G 20120807185726674 55 15 1743225+142232 19
    28546 04 050B   0433 G 20120807185903439 55 15 1745121+141427 19
    28546 04 050B   0433 G 20120807190241684 55 15 1749202+135904 19
    28546 04 050B   0433 G 20120807190400256 55 15 1750467+135223 19
    29242 06 024C   0433 G 20120807193853809 55 15 1744470+031435 19
    29242 06 024C   0433 G 20120807194031931 55 15 1746286+031225 19
    29242 06 024C   0433 G 20120807194212021 55 15 1748138+031007 19
    32287 07 054A   0433 G 20120807202552753 55 15 2129216+050939 19
    34713 09 017A   0433 G 20120807171803227 55 15 1845493+051527 19
    
    
    STRAYS SEEN:
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    12363 81 018B   0433 G 20120807195045003 55 15 1746293-050245 19
    13630 82 103E   0433 G 20120807204049638 55 15 1616510-102116 19
    13769 83 002J   0433 G 20120807165148019 55 15 1446310+285255 19
    19219 88 051E   0433 G 20120807185158464 55 15 1919467-030759 19
    20168 89 062A   0433 G 20120807195045003 55 15 1805424-044152 19
    20523 90 021A   0433 G 20120807204455032 55 15 1831398-015230 19
    23720 95 063D   0433 G 20120807195045003 55 15 1746085-060146 19
    23842 96 021A   0433 G 20120807173114545 55 15 1835455+051606 19
    23915 96 035A   0433 G 20120807173643315 55 15 1836238+051348 19
    25237 98 013A   0433 G 20120807194031931 55 15 1748380+052121 19
    26243 00 019A   0433 G 20120807194031931 55 15 1742487+052218 19
    26694 01 005A   0433 G 20120807194031931 55 15 1750174+034543 19
    26899 01 038B   0433 G 20120807171803227 55 15 1837213+032449 19
    27368 02 003B   0433 G 20120807173643315 55 15 1849248+011142 19
    27380 02 007A   0433 G 20120807171803227 55 15 1845006+051440 19
    27499 02 038A   0433 G 20120807194031931 55 15 1735586+052921 19
    27951 03 043E   0433 G 20120807173114545 55 15 1836372+052023 19
    28134 03 060A   0433 G 20120807173643315 55 15 1832491+052003 19
    28194 04 010A   0433 G 20120807194031931 55 15 1758482+023156 19
    28473 04 048B   0433 G 20120807204212370 55 15 1623531-082446 19
    28508 04 053A   0433 G 20120807203026670 55 15 1503573-003900 19
    29270 06 032A   0433 G 20120807194031931 55 15 1735521+052901 19
    32294 07 056B   0433 G 20120807173750626 55 15 1832524+051512 19
    33459 08 065A   0433 G 20120807194031931 55 15 1735467+052605 19
    34264 09 010A   0433 G 20120807194031931 55 15 1729510+060505 19
    34810 09 020A   0433 G 20120807194031931 55 15 1730514+052958 19
    35497 09 035B   0433 G 20120807194031931 55 15 1748386+052438 19
    36032 09 058A   0433 G 20120807171803227 55 15 1831501+051658 19
    36034 09 058C   0433 G 20120807173643315 55 15 1842248+023300 19
    36582 10 021B   0433 G 20120807194031931 55 15 1736318+053002 19
    37393 11 016B   0433 G 20120807173750626 55 15 1831367+051929 19
    37605 11 022A   0433 G 20120807173114545 55 15 1836228+051759 19
    37748 11 035A   0433 G 20120807194031931 55 15 1732189+052658 19
    37811 11 049C   0433 G 20120807194212021 55 15 1753438+024601 19
    37836 11 057A   0433 G 20120807194031931 55 15 1749302+052458 19
    37950 11 074A   0433 G 20120807194031931 55 15 1754060+052904 19
    38730 12 040A   0433 G 20120807194031931 55 15 1753062+051631 19
    38740 12 043A   0433 G 20120807202430011 55 15 2134477+054746 19
    38740 12 043A   0433 G 20120807202552753 55 15 2136277+054752 19
    
    
    NOTES:
    --------
    (1) Yesterday I made the comment that SDS 2F2 (#20963) may have
        moved as I had not seen it during the last two observing
        sessions. I re-examined the images taken on 7 August and now
        believe that I was wrong as there was a faint object near
        the predicted position and was visible in the two images
        taken - obviously a bit too faint for the present optical
        setup, so I retract my comment about it having moved.
    
    (2) Originally thought MERCURY 2 #23855 was an unknown as a bit
        more west than expected - maybe its on the move again.
    
    (3) The second unknown reported yesterday was identified by Ted
        as #38740 12043A INTELSAT 20 currently drifting to about
        70deg E where it will replace one of the Intelsat satellites
        that provides TV for my wifes enjoyment. Ive added it to the
        list of strays given above.
    
    (4) Still not finished measuring - with such a big field covered
        by the camera it takes some time to identify all the
        satellites - still have about seven fields to process. The
        images are 3326 x 2504 pixels so far too big to show on my
        old monitor in one shot so I have to do portions of the
        image at a time and its easy to loose track where one is.
    
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
    
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