Obs 07 Dec 2004 Part 1

From: Greg Roberts (grr@iafrica.com)
Date: Wed Dec 08 2004 - 07:45:54 EST

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    Observations 07 DEC 2004:     Part 1
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    Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System), 1004x low
    light level CCD surveillance camera (0.003 lux) with 145mm focal
    length f/2.5 lens with focal length reducer, field of view 1.89 x 1.43 degrees.
    
    Conditions VERY GOOD.
    
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20041207210508300 17 15 1831193-802017 39 S+050 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20041207210513100 17 15 1854563-802641 39 S+050 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20041207210516600 17 15 1913084-802747 39 S+050 05
    25744 99 028A   0433 G 20041207193945800 17 15 2352470+290553 39 S+069 05
    28095 03 054A   0433 G 20041207192740500 17 15 1040566-641552 39 S+075 05
    28095 03 054A   0433 G 20041207193021200 17 15 0839533-463554 39 S+074 05
    28095 03 054A   0433 G 20041207193245100 17 15 0800472-271748 39 S+075 05
    28097 03 054C   0433 G 20041207192740500 17 15 1048437-643355 39 S+075 05
    28097 03 054C   0433 G 20041207193021200 17 15 0843352-472328 39 S+074 05
    28097 03 054C   0433 G 20041207193245100 17 15 0802482-280928 39 S+075 05
    24753 97 012A   0433 G 20041207185950400 17 15 2112428-225331 39 I+075 05
    24753 97 012A   0433 G 20041207190039000 17 15 2128529-085926 39 I+072 05
    18010 87 043F   0433 G 20041207185724100 17 15 0502421-143256 39 S+074 05
    18010 87 043F   0433 G 20041207185755300 17 15 0504118-060139 39 S+075 05
    18010 87 043F   0433 G 20041207185826100 17 15 0506059+010719 39 S+075 05
    17997 87 043A   0433 G 20041207185330700 17 15 2223042-461704 39 S+080 05
    17997 87 043A   0433 G 20041207185431000 17 15 2358345-265058 39 S+078 05
    17997 87 043A   0433 G 20041207185549000 17 15 0121511+032716 39 S+055 05
    20691 90 050C   0433 G 20041207191317200 17 15 0850405-661326 39 S+058 05
    20691 90 050C   0433 G 20041207191412200 17 15 0751448-561118 39 S+057 05
    20691 90 050C   0433 G 20041207191545000 17 15 0706065-353551 39 S+054 05
    20642 90 050E   0433 G 20041207191317200 17 15 0850305-665700 39 S+058 05
    20642 90 050E   0433 G 20041207191412200 17 15 0748366-564129 39 S+056 05
    20642 90 050E   0433 G 20041207191545000 17 15 0701588-352540 39 S+055 05
    20692 90 050D   0433 G 20041207191326100 17 15 0850112-664937 39 S+060 05
    20692 90 050D   0433 G 20041207191422400 17 15 0748467-562729 39 S+056 05
    20692 90 050D   0433 G 20041207191555400 17 15 0706160-353607 39 S+057 05
    23937 96 029F   0433 G 20041207191045700 17 15 0645265-161928 39 I+075 05
    
    Notes:
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    (1) 96072A USA 129 "recovered" - not that it was really lost - I just
        hadnt done a plane search for it. Looks like the orbit was modified
        on the 22nd November. I will be tracking again tonight just to get
        a few more points so that the new orbit can be tied down.
    
    (2) Still have following to report:
        USA 160 & USA 160C & USA 160 rocket, USA 179 Cn R, #90013,
        DMSP B5D2-8 (#23533), Noss 8(e) # 18009
    
    (3) The observation of TIPS (#23937) was one short "flash" - the tether
        could not be seen so the position is that of the flash.
    
    (4) My new camera - MINTRON 12V1-EX was posted to me yesterday from
        Germany so hopefully Ill have it in time to look for Father Christmas.
        This should give me another 2-3 magnitudes gain on medium and high
        altitude satellites. Will keep the group posted.
    
    Cheers
    Greg 
    
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