Optical 17 Dec 2011

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Sun Dec 18 2011 - 09:45:18 UTC

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    Observations 17 Dec 2011
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    Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System).
    
    FLI ML8300M CCD camera with mechanical shutter + Trimble GPS
    Used with SKYWATCHER 102mm f/5 - focal length 502.3mm, field of
    view 122.7 x 92.6 arc minutes, image scale 8.86 arc sec/pixel.
    Camera being used in 4 bin mode to match my poor seeing.All
    exposures 20 -30 seconds (limited by bright city lit sky).
    Images processed and automatically reduced using APEX.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude -33.94058 deg,
    Elevation 10 metres-situated in Pinelands (Cape Town),South Africa
    
    FOR CLASSIFIED.TLE:
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    19976 89 035A   0433 G 20111217184227344 16 15 0323364+090753 87
    19976 89 035A   0433 G 20111217184302713 16 15 0324054+090842 67
    19976 89 035A   0433 G 20111217184554963 16 15 0326260+091234 67  +101 05
    19976 89 035A   0433 G 20111217184738930 16 15 0327510+091454 87  +094 01
    23855 96 026A   0433 G 20111217185137729 16 15 0122115+064003 18
    23855 96 026A   0433 G 20111217185218379 16 15 0122472+064135 77  +112 00
    23855 96 026A   0433 G 20111217185242734 16 15 0123087+064230 18  +108 11
    23855 96 026A   0433 G 20111217185307112 16 15 0123302+064325 28  +108 00
    24740 97 008D   0433 G 20111217231603573 16 15 0423363+082801 77
    24740 97 008D   0433 G 20111217231705913 16 15 0424377+083042 79  +125 37
    24740 97 008D   0433 G 20111217231750793 16 15 0425217+083255 58  +139 05
    24740 97 008D   0433 G 20111217231833071 16 15 0426033+083458 58  +136 05
    28546 04 050B   0433 G 20111217201902306 16 15 0157418-082943 28  +107 66
    28546 04 050B   0433 G 20111217202025101 16 15 0159434-082916 39  +113 68
    28546 04 050B   0433 G 20111217202204469 16 15 0202098-082840 87  +115 02
    28546 04 050B   0433 G 20111217202321310 16 15 0204043-082806 48  +109 05
    29241 06 024B   0433 G 20111217225702664 16 15 0348234+045100 57  +124 01
    29241 06 024B   0433 G 20111217230244045 16 15 0354022+045801 57  +119 01
    29241 06 024B   0433 G 20111217230441262 16 15 0355582+050024 28  +116 01
    29241 06 024B   0433 G 20111217230617328 16 15 0357328+050221 28  +117 03
    29241 06 024B   0433 G 20111217231058263 16 15 0402163+050808 37  +132 00
    29241 06 024B   0433 G 20111217231208808 16 15 0403205+050936 28  +123 03
    29241 06 024B   0433 G 20111217231327726 16 15 0404392+051113 97  +123 02
    36108 09 068A   0433 G 20111217194436222 16 15 0023523+051804 87  +137 02
    36108 09 068A   0433 G 20111217194618701 16 15 0025363+051802 18  +134 05
    36108 09 068A   0433 G 20111217194817016 16 15 0027424+051805 67  +136 02
    36108 09 068A   0433 G 20111217194951267 16 15 0029090+051801 38
    36108 09 068A   0433 G 20111217195146897 16 15 0031075+051804 38
    36108 09 068A   0433 G 20111217195230782 16 15 0031483+051803 18
    36869 10 039B   0433 G 20111217194436222 16 15 0021088+060552 48  +104 02
    36869 10 039B   0433 G 20111217194618701 16 15 0022440+055343 97  +102 01
    36869 10 039B   0433 G 20111217194817016 16 15 0024308+053848 67  +105 01
    36869 10 039B   0433 G 20111217194951267 16 15 0025542+052707 38  +123 00
    36869 10 039B   0433 G 20111217195146897 16 15 0027359+051444 38
    36869 10 039B   0433 G 20111217195230782 16 15 0028125+050840 18
    36869 10 039B   0433 G 20111217195617970 16 15 0031218+044227 47
    36869 10 039B   0433 G 20111217195744740 16 15 0032342+043410 87  +113 03
    36869 10 039B   0433 G 20111217195922104 16 15 0033520+042337 87  +115 02
    36869 10 039B   0433 G 20111217200032268 16 15 0034473+041609 87  +113 02
    36869 10 039B   0433 G 20111217200204984 16 15 0035585+040611 47  +107 01
    37233 10 063B   0433 G 20111217190738314 16 15 2343498+121714 68  +106 04
    37233 10 063B   0433 G 20111217190949189 16 15 2346156+121649 18
    37233 10 063B   0433 G 20111217191026975 16 15 2346569+121637 28  +105 02
    37755 11 037A   0433 G 20111217212944299 16 15 0848015-064714 38  +118 08
    37755 11 037A   0433 G 20111217213025715 16 15 0848024-064854 18  +118 02
    37755 11 037A   0433 G 20111217213116158 16 15 0848041-065054 18  +112 40
    37755 11 037A   0433 G 20111217213803971 16 15 0848177-070722 38  +119 02
    37755 11 037A   0433 G 20111217213841659 16 15 0848188-070852 18  +117 02
    37755 11 037A   0433 G 20111217214044382 16 15 0848229-071352 28  +129 02
    37755 11 037A   0433 G 20111217214149659 16 15 0848250-071631 97  +117 04
    37755 11 037A   0433 G 20111217214233129 16 15 0848264-071820 18  +123 04
    37755 11 037A   0433 G 20111217214350190 16 15 0848288-072127 38  +126 06
    37755 11 037A   0433 G 20111217214506047 16 15 0848313-072435 28  +121 05
    37755 11 037A   0433 G 20111217215206335 16 15 0848446-074205 57  +137 01
    37755 11 037A   0433 G 20111217215335348 16 15 0848475-074548 67  +134 12
    37755 11 037A   0433 G 20111217215507890 16 15 0848504-074944 57  +128 04
    37755 11 037A   0433 G 20111217215737726 16 15 0848549-075603 18  +131 03
    37755 11 037A   0433 G 20111217220647917 16 15 0849118-081939 87
    37755 11 037A   0433 G 20111217220746250 16 15 0849136-082210 67  +126 03
    37755 11 037A   0433 G 20111217221704450 16 15 0849299-084639 18  +129 01
    37755 11 037A   0433 G 20111217221905184 16 15 0849335-085204 28  +127 02
    37755 11 037A   0433 G 20111217222054093 16 15 0849366-085656 18  +126 03
    37755 11 037A   0433 G 20111217222541351 16 15 0849448-090951 87  +128 01
    37755 11 037A   0433 G 20111217222752738 16 15 0849484-091550 28  +125 03
    37755 11 037A   0433 G 20111217222952522 16 15 0849527-091956 77
    37755 11 037A   0433 G 20111217223117121 16 15 0849542-092520 18  +124 01
    37755 11 037A   0433 G 20111217223423702 16 15 0849591-093344 28
    37755 11 037A   0433 G 20111217223822917 16 15 0850059-094453 18  +122 11
    37755 11 037A   0433 G 20111217223939835 16 15 0850079-094829 57  +125 01
    37755 11 037A   0433 G 20111217224302411 16 15 0850134-095801 18  +125 01
    37755 11 037A   0433 G 20111217224355505 16 15 0850148-100032 18  +120 01
    37755 11 037A   0433 G 20111217224515327 16 15 0850169-100419 28  +128 02
    
    STRAYS SEEN:
    -----------------------
    03691 69 013A   0433 G 20111217190738314 16 15 2344339+114018 77
    03691 69 013A   0433 G 20111217190949189 16 15 2346444+114355 28  +125 08
    03691 69 013A   0433 G 20111217191026975 16 15 2347229+114456 38  +128 03
    18384 87 084A   0433 G 20111217195617970 16 15 0030364+042216 19  +116 18
    18384 87 084A   0433 G 20111217195744740 16 15 0032006+042807 67  +107 02
    18384 87 084A   0433 G 20111217200032268 16 15 0034430+043924 88  +126 05
    18384 87 084A   0433 G 20111217200204984 16 15 0036132+044605 47  +095 01
    25134 98 002A   0433 G 20111217231705913 16 15 0428545+082401 87  +118 01
    25134 98 002A   0433 G 20111217231750793 16 15 0429386+082535 48  +126 04
    25134 98 002A   0433 G 20111217231833071 16 15 0430202+082703 28  +122 03
    26927 01 042A   0433 G 20111217230244045 16 15 0400135+052538 27  +122 01
    26927 01 042A   0433 G 20111217230441262 16 15 0402131+052541 38  +117 47
    27508 02 040A   0433 G 20111217194618701 16 15 0023363+051801 18  +139 16
    27508 02 040A   0433 G 20111217194817016 16 15 0025351+051803 28  +139 09
    27508 02 040A   0433 G 20111217194951267 16 15 0027091+051806 38
    27508 02 040A   0433 G 20111217195146897 16 15 0029056+051812 38
    27508 02 040A   0433 G 20111217195230782 16 15 0029493+051811 19
    35494 09 034B   0433 G 20111217184227344 16 15 0321315+084906 48
    
    NOTES:
    ------
    (1) Conditions quite good - seeing 11 to 15 arc seconds, transparency
         good.
    
    (2) Main purpose of session was to find AEHF1 rocket , check on MERCURY 2
         and track RADIO ASTRON. The last satellite is in an 8 day orbit with
         altitude ranging from 23510 to 319018 kms - tracked for about 90
         minutes at a range decreasing from 108000 to 100000 kms.
    
    (3) If anyone is interested I could supply a typical image of how I saw RADIO
         ASTRON captured during this session - image size ~ 400Kbytes.
    
    
    Cheers
    Greg 
    
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