Optical 04 Dec 2012 Part 1

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Wed Dec 05 2012 - 10:13:26 UTC

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    Observations 04 Dec 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.
    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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    21949 92 023A   0433 F 20121204203605558 55 15 1902469-725613 19
    21949 92 023A   0433 F 20121204203851220 55 15 0032196-372903 19
    21949 92 023A   0433 F 20121204203932437 55 15 0059077-184137 19
    22638 93 026A   0433 F 20121204184003076 55 15 0614433-201604 19
    22638 93 026A   0433 F 20121204184008195 55 15 0613146-191534 19
    22638 93 026A   0433 F 20121204184013208 55 15 0611583-181618 19
    24680 96 072A   0433 F 20121204184612215 55 15 0711436-242651 19
    24680 96 072A   0433 F 20121204184818736 55 15 0609549-052538 19
    24680 96 072A   0433 F 20121204184844989 55 15 0558466-010155 19
    24680 96 072A   0433 F 20121204201915142 55 15 1356270-714643 19
    24680 96 072A   0433 F 20121204202125846 55 15 2246432-804123 19
    24680 96 072A   0433 F 20121204202405018 55 15 0035077-115416 19
    36104 09 066A   0433 F 20121204211102369 55 15 1135442-580428 19
    36104 09 066A   0433 F 20121204211131803 55 15 1102339-582316 19
    36104 09 066A   0433 F 20121204211149466 55 15 1039324-581235 19
    36105 09 066B   0433 F 20121204200037574 55 15 1025282-512453 19
    36105 09 066B   0433 F 20121204200148261 55 15 0917210-485333 19
    36105 09 066B   0433 F 20121204200247253 55 15 0807333-414213 19
    
    STRAYS SEEN:
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    04814 70 113B   0433 F 20121204183244348 55 15 0909389-572132 19
    13649 82 109B   0433 F 20121204183244348 55 15 0905310-604620 19
    14679 84 010A   0433 F 20121204202428542 55 15 0034124+072346 19
    28649 05 017A   0433 F 20121204210743172 55 15 1122295-561623 19
    32751 08 014B   0433 F 20121204184818736 55 15 0609113-064218 19
    
    NOTES:
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    (1) Sky very bright red glow - probably due to smoke etc.
    
    (2) Main purpose was to observe high altitude satellites -- LOTS
        to measure - will take me several days :-((
       I find I am now having some problems with my vision.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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