Optical 27 Aug 2012 Part 1

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Tue Aug 28 2012 - 14:32:51 UTC

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    Observations 27 AUG 2012 Part 1
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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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    19976 89 035A   0433 F 20120827185354504 55 15 2104495-012225 19
    19976 89 035A   0433 F 20120827185445729 55 15 2105494-012155 19
    19976 89 035A   0433 F 20120827185530033 55 15 2106380-012048 19
    21775 91 076A   0433 F 20120827194519919 55 15 2030216+402723 19
    21775 91 076A   0433 F 20120827194732422 55 15 2039288+373816 19
    21775 91 076A   0433 F 20120827194953799 55 15 2049515+342115 19
    23855 96 026A   0433 F 20120827205336376 55 15 2034446-033722 19
    23855 96 026A   0433 F 20120827205418395 55 15 2035255-033626 19
    23855 96 026A   0433 F 20120827205452705 55 15 2036006-033612 19
    25746 99 028C   0433 F 20120827171802034 55 15 1537368+155939 19
    25746 99 028C   0433 F 20120827172012811 55 15 1556159+061423 19
    25746 99 028C   0433 F 20120827172052972 55 15 1602302+025337 19
    28385 04 034B   0433 F 20120827200601322 55 15 1627128+151028 19
    28385 04 034B   0433 F 20120827200942199 55 15 1635058+115855 19
    28385 04 034B   0433 F 20120827201323671 55 15 1642285+085121 19
    29522 06 050A   0433 F 20120827172824143 55 15 0826175-713627 19
    29522 06 050A   0433 F 20120827172924404 55 15 1038404-671906 19
    29522 06 050A   0433 F 20120827173104913 55 15 1244290-432102 19
    32378 07 060A   0433 F 20120827175415458 55 15 1716115+351428 19
    32378 07 060A   0433 F 20120827175615823 55 15 1720095+340505 19
    32378 07 060A   0433 F 20120827175836556 55 15 1724578+323750 19
    32378 07 060A   0433 F 20120827180117068 55 15 1731047+304807 19
    32476 08 002A   0433 F 20120827180745988 55 15 1134282-250451 19
    32476 08 002A   0433 F 20120827180816260 55 15 1150520-262551 19
    32476 08 002A   0433 F 20120827180836450 55 15 1204179-272222 19
    32476 08 002A   0433 F 20120827180957105 55 15 1345290-305639 19
    90081 08 628A   0433 F 20120827192841913 55 15 1407474-114635 19
    90081 08 628A   0433 F 20120827193041987 55 15 1407188-161922 19
    90081 08 628A   0433 F 20120827193312143 55 15 1405203-230936 19
    
    BRIGHT UNKNOWN HIGH INCLINATION ORBIT:
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    99999 99 999A   0433 F 20120827171235777 55 15 1501010+315112 19  +020 05
    99999 99 999A   0433 F 20120827171245814 55 15 1500430+341015 19  +050 05
    99999 99 999A   0433 F 20120827171255836 55 15 1500370+361253 19  +045 05
    
    NOTES:
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    (1) Purpose was to test "new" PC ( 2.8 Ghz) and flat screen monitor that
        I spent three days repairing after salvaging them from a heap of IT
        material intended for recycling as they were no longer working, and
        also to check that I had installed the image capturing program and
        GPS system correctly.All appeared to be operating as required and no
        problems experienced so hopefully saved myself some money.
    
    (2) Bright variable LEO unknown seen - reminds me an unknown seen some
        weeks back - could be the same one. Maybe an ESSAIM satellite.
    
    (3) 6 inch reflector mirror currently being re-aluminized so this scope
        will be back in operation shortly.
    
    (3) Still a few more geostationaries to report - hopefully tomorrow.
    
    Cheers
    Greg 
    
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