Optical 10 Dec 2006 Part 1

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Mon Dec 11 2006 - 10:04:21 EST

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    Observations 10 Dec 2006:
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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 145mm focal length f/2.5 lens,integrating for 96 frames
    which is equivalent to an exposure of 1.92seconds per image.
    
    Mintron settings:  Sense = 96
                       ALC = max
                       AGC = manual at ~80% max setting
                       All other settings not applicable.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude  33.94058 deg S,
    Elevation 10 metres - situated in Pinelands (Cape Town), South Africa
    
    For CLASSIFIED.TLE:
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    90061 06 667A   0433 G 20061210220417400 56 15 0039525-025019 39  +079 05
    90061 06 667A   0433 G 20061210220632700 56 15 0048480-033202 39  +079 05
    90061 06 667A   0433 G 20061210220814200 56 15 0056200-040544 39  +079 05
    90047 06 521A   0433 G 20061210222337400 56 15 0510048-033239 39  +070 05
    90047 06 521A   0433 G 20061210222445000 56 15 0534235-055516 39  +065 05
    90047 06 521A   0433 G 20061210222702300 56 15 0615229-093212 39  +075 05
    90047 06 521A   0433 G 20061210222955200 56 15 0654529-122134 39  +075 05
    90038 05 638B   0433 G 20061210224320800 56 15 0910174+053146 39  +105 05
    90038 05 638B   0433 G 20061210223734200 56 15 0904264+053636 39  +105 05
    90031 05 546A   0433 G 20061210223459700 56 15 0900156+065524 39  +110 05
    90031 05 546A   0433 G 20061210223734200 56 15 0902532+065623 39  +110 05
    25615 98 055C   0433 G 20061210225438600 56 15 1035016-630500 39  +055 05
    25615 98 055C   0433 G 20061210225512400 56 15 1146097-670819 39  +055 05
    25615 98 055C   0433 G 20061210225555700 56 15 1314148-681906 39  +050 05
    25489 98 055A   0433 G 20061210230540300 56 15 2345542-702931 39  +080 05
    25489 98 055A   0433 G 20061210230559100 56 15 2254385-721857 39  +085 05
    25489 98 055A   0433 G 20061210230638600 56 15 2110507-725651 39  +090 05
    25725 99 023B   0433 G 20061210182015700 56 15 0526424-115149 39  +060 05
    25725 99 023B   0433 G 20061210182220900 56 15 0545222-121231 39  +060 05
    25725 99 023B   0433 G 20061210182450000 56 15 0607157-122306 39  +060 05
    90058 06 668A   0433 G 20061210183015400 56 15 0415147-031957 39  +075 05
    90058 06 668A   0433 G 20061210183237700 56 15 0420250-023906 39  +070 05
    90058 06 668A   0433 G 20061210183350300 56 15 0423080-021813 39  +070 05
    90058 06 668A   0433 G 20061210183859200 56 15 0434424-004608 39  +065 05
    90057 06 676A   0433 G 20061210184228000 56 15 0040081+051310 39  +075 05
    90057 06 676A   0433 G 20061210184547200 56 15 0043300+055414 39  +070 05
    90057 06 676A   0433 G 20061210185337900 56 15 0052069+074351 39  +080 05
    90057 06 676A   0433 G 20061210185723100 56 15 0056318+094030 39  +075 05
    28385 04 034B   0433 G 20061210185951700 56 15 0415386-073629 39  +074 05
    28385 04 034B   0433 G 20061210190220200 56 15 0418338-061427 39  +075 05
    28385 04 034B   0433 G 20061210190503800 56 15 0421469-044413 39  +070 05
    11852 80 052C   0433 G 20061210190547000 56 15 2342396+214109 39  +095 05
    11852 80 052C   0433 G 20061210190713500 56 15 2320521+075749 39  +090 05
    11852 80 052C   0433 G 20061210190832500 56 15 2254581-072020 39  +085 05
    27168 02 001A   0433 G 20061210191550500 56 15 0215072+062307 39  +090 05
    28646 05 016A   0433 G 20061210193302000 56 15 0954010-545813 39  +030 05
    28646 05 016A   0433 G 20061210193402300 56 15 0911046-444439 39  +025 05
    28646 05 016A   0433 G 20061210193500400 56 15 0846480-344058 39  +030 05
    25724 99 023A   0433 G 20061210193750500 56 15 0557029-052930 39  +050 05
    25724 99 023A   0433 G 20061210193837000 56 15 0607128-042324 39  +050 05
    25724 99 023A   0433 G 20061210194044200 56 15 0633558-012235 39  +045 05
    90038 05 638B   0433 G 20061210195501000 56 15 0621485+073139 39  +085 05
    90053 05 551A   0433 G 20061210195951400 56 15 0115340+090434 39  +085 05
    
    Unknown geostationary
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    91090 06 340GEO 0433 G 20061210224731000 56 15 0214143+051522 39  +110 05
    91090 06 340GEO 0433 G 20061210230947900 56 15 0236342+053153 39  +110 05
    91090 06 340GEO 0433 G 20061210231157800 56 15 0238441+053443 39  +110 05
    91090 06 340GEO 0433 G 20061210231414800 56 15 0241014+053603 39  +110 05
    
    
    Notes:
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    (1) Still have all the strays to report.
    
    (2) Still to measure: #90020, USA 129, USA 81, USA 184, #90025,
                          #90058 second pass. Looks like I forgot to
                          look for #90046 :-((
    
    (3) #90065 - currently lost - havent been able to find it last
        two observating sessions. Also have failed to see #90023 (Milstar 1)
        on two occassions,nor Milstar 5 Cnr Rkt. #90051 also lost at
        present. Still to search for USA 161 (KH11).
    
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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