Optical 16 Dec 2012

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Mon Dec 17 2012 - 10:31:07 UTC

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    Observations 16 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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    22639 93 026B   0433 G 20121216185712040 55 15 0435212-810643 19
    22639 93 026B   0433 G 20121216185938805 55 15 0430233-233227 19
    22639 93 026B   0433 G 20121216190159727 55 15 0440421+165536 19
    23031 94 017B   0433 G 20121216203313626 55 15 2239061-212624 19
    23031 94 017B   0433 G 20121216203430817 55 15 2106464-381002 19
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20121216193118115 55 15 1014229-550612 19
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20121216193412315 55 15 0710324-381016 19
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20121216193718436 55 15 0452368+152840 19
    25725 99 023B   0433 G 20121216205246467 55 15 2336587-085025 19
    25725 99 023B   0433 G 20121216205437826 55 15 0008216-112844 19
    25725 99 023B   0433 G 20121216205849808 55 15 0126345-162621 19
    36105 09 066B   0433 G 20121216194223465 55 15 0944548-395521 19  +055 05
    36105 09 066B   0433 G 20121216194317156 55 15 0903008-332859 19
    36105 09 066B   0433 G 20121216194406512 55 15 0820253-243106 19  +045 05
    39025 12 071A   0433 G 20121216191309936 55 15 1244057-705233 19
    39025 12 071A   0433 G 20121216191329920 55 15 1123296-670922 19
    39025 12 071A   0433 G 20121216191339694 55 15 1054253-643610 19
    39025 12 071A   0433 G 20121216191413987 55 15 0951216-541434 19
    39025 12 071A   0433 G 20121216191448200 55 15 0921190-440355 19
    39025 12 071A   0433 G 20121216204731203 55 15 2106500-430422 19
    39025 12 071A   0433 G 20121216204737554 55 15 2109593-441124 19
    
    STRAYS SEEN:
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    03346 68 069B   0433 G 20121216205849808 55 15 0125502-161838 19
    04784 70 102B   0433 G 20121216191319724 55 15 1119300-663453 19  +065 05
    12054 80 089A   0433 G 20121216191448200 55 15 0907288-375604 19
    12836 81 091B   0433 G 20121216193639316 55 15 0516058+024627 19
    16182 85 097B   0433 G 20121216194406512 55 15 0840347-252304 19
    18161 87 057B   0433 G 20121216190130356 55 15 0431293+111548 19
    19337 88 064B   0433 G 20121216191750003 55 15 1019280-543901 19
    20791 90 081D   0433 G 20121216205437826 55 15 0015363-124305 19
    24906 97 043D   0433 G 20121216201700938 55 15 1647302-733353 19
    25438 98 048B   0433 G 20121216202105370 55 15 0058223-122134 19  +052 05
    27374 02 005C   0433 G 20121216201643288 55 15 1616199-723059 19
    36835 10 038B   0433 G 20121216194926298 55 15 0038090-054902 19
    37743 11 033E   0433 G 20121216204246213 55 15 2106222-450139 19
    
    NORTH KOREAN OBJECTS:
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    39026 98 048B   0433 G 20121216201829640 55 15 1838280-801110 19
    39026 98 048B   0433 G 20121216202105370 55 15 0046258-152057 19
    39027 12 072B   0433 G 20121216185037998 55 15 0704546-032520 19
    39027 12 072B   0433 G 20121216202607641 55 15 0024368-095540 19
    
    NOTES:
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    (1) Prime purpose of session was OTV3 and North Korean objects.
    
    (2) North Korean objects C and D not seen so must be small/faint.
        The rocket is basically steady with small variations whilst
        the primary satellite appears to have a period with maxima
        abou every 16 seconds and a secondary smaller maxima in
        between the primary maxima. No flash was seen this time.
    
    (3) I still have observations from 15 Dec 2012 to process - where
        I observed the same object on the 16th December I will not be
        processing the obs made on the 15th December.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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