Optical 10 Dec 2013 Part 1

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Wed Dec 11 2013 - 14:59:43 UTC

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    Observations 10 December 2013
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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.
    Some images processed and measured manually whilst remainder
    automatically using APEX.
    
    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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    22519 92 086C   0433 F 20131210204417804 16 15 0748446-734054 19
    22519 92 086C   0433 F 20131210204422959 16 15 0751432-733201 38
    22519 92 086C   0433 F 20131210204438114 16 15 0800217-730415 38
    22519 92 086C   0433 F 20131210204448183 16 25 0806263-724326 28
    22519 92 086C   0433 F 20131210204458311 16 15 0811318-722350 19
    22519 92 086C   0433 F 20131210204519453 16 25 0822060-714009 28
    22519 92 086C   0433 F 20131210204528566 16 15 0826381-712034 28
    22519 92 086C   0433 F 20131210204539667 16 15 0831417-705606 28
    38770 12 048N   0433 F 20131210202451612 16 15 0900443-501510 58
    38770 12 048N   0433 F 20131210202456714 16 25 0857149-490304 89
    38770 12 048N   0433 F 20131210202501823 16 15 0852489-474207 58
    38770 12 048N   0433 F 20131210202506900 16 15 0849066-462239 48
    39232 13 043A   0433 F 20131210203026619 16 15 0858453-565602 48
    39232 13 043A   0433 F 20131210203031751 16 15 0849583-562547 19
    39232 13 043A   0433 F 20131210203036777 16 15 0841306-555320 38
    39232 13 043A   0433 F 20131210203041795 16 15 0832538-551636 48
    39462 13 072A   0433 F 20131210182556873 16 15 0554316-043852 28
    39462 13 072A   0433 F 20131210182609130 16 15 0553476-061014 28
    39462 13 072A   0433 F 20131210182615182 16 15 0553267-065656 28
    39462 13 072A   0433 F 20131210182633357 16 15 0552255-092319 28
    39462 13 072A   0433 F 20131210182639415 16 15 0552059-101449 38
    39462 13 072A   0433 F 20131210182645439 16 15 0551471-110647 28
    39462 13 072A   0433 F 20131210182651521 16 15 0551283-120037 38
    39462 13 072A   0433 F 20131210182657554 16 15 0551104-125509 38
    39462 13 072A   0433 F 20131210182703580 16 15 0550529-135059 28
    39462 13 072A   0433 F 20131210182727865 16 15 0549487-174912 28
    39462 13 072A   0433 F 20131210182733873 16 15 0549343-185120 28
    39462 13 072A   0433 F 20131210182739919 16 15 0549207-195536 28
    39462 13 072A   0433 F 20131210182746032 16 15 0549078-210155 28
    39462 13 072A   0433 F 20131210182752059 16 15 0548557-220846 18
    39462 13 072A   0433 F 20131210182816405 16 15 0548160-265428 28
    39462 13 072A   0433 F 20131210182822724 16 15 0548084-281236 28
    39462 13 072A   0433 F 20131210182828847 16 15 0548022-293004 28
    39462 13 072A   0433 F 20131210182834987 16 15 0547574-304917 28
    39462 13 072A   0433 F 20131210182840921 16 15 0547541-320706 28
    39462 13 072A   0433 F 20131210182911311 16 15 0548009-390929 28
    39462 13 072A   0433 F 20131210182917330 16 15 0548082-403714 38
    39462 13 072A   0433 F 20131210182923431 16 15 0548178-420737 28
    39462 13 072A   0433 F 20131210182929373 16 15 0548297-433634 28
    39462 13 072A   0433 F 20131210182935432 16 15 0548448-450840 38
    39462 13 072A   0433 F 20131210182959671 16 15 0550202-512617 28
    39462 13 072A   0433 F 20131210183005787 16 15 0550555-530333 28
    39462 13 072A   0433 F 20131210183011852 16 15 0551358-544014 28
    39475 13 072P   0433 F 20131210183236158 16 15 0702235-271610 38
    39475 13 072P   0433 F 20131210183241249 16 15 0703407-281444 28
    39475 13 072P   0433 F 20131210183246272 16 15 0705006-291302 19
    39475 13 072P   0433 F 20131210183251379 16 15 0706265-301342 28
    39475 13 072P   0433 F 20131210183256510 16 15 0707574-311501 28
    39475 13 072P   0433 F 20131210183311705 16 15 0712549-342124 28
    39475 13 072P   0433 F 20131210183316803 16 15 0714456-352519 38
    39475 13 072P   0433 F 20131210183321909 16 15 0716419-362957 38
    39475 13 072P   0433 F 20131210183342158 16 15 0725307-405114 38
    39475 13 072P   0433 F 20131210183347448 16 15 0728087-420040 38
    39475 13 072P   0433 F 20131210183352539 16 15 0730492-430743 38
    39475 13 072P   0433 F 20131210183402685 16 15 0736377-452203 38
    39475 13 072P   0433 F 20131210183418019 16 15 0746440-484508 28
    39475 13 072P   0433 F 20131210183423183 16 15 0750349-495334 28
    39475 13 072P   0433 F 20131210183428253 16 15 0754322-505946 38
    39475 13 072P   0433 F 20131210183453515 16 15 0818139-562057 19
    39475 13 072P   0433 F 20131210183503657 16 15 0829541-582255 38
    39475 13 072P   0433 F 20131210183508729 16 15 0836160-592141 38
    39475 13 072P   0433 F 20131210183523916 16 15 0857466-620740 38
    39475 13 072P   0433 F 20131210183529093 16 15 0905590-625957 38
    39475 13 072P   0433 F 20131210183534116 16 15 0914221-634814 38
    39475 13 072P   0433 F 20131210183539156 16 15 0923180-643428 38
    39475 13 072P   0433 F 20131210183544283 16 15 0932476-651826 38
    39475 13 072P   0433 F 20131210183604605 16 15 1014560-674132 28
    
    STRAYS SEEN:
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    00001           0433 F 20131210204417804 16 15 0819110-711553 28
    12988 81 117B   0433 F 20131210182929373 16 15 0540328-383335 28
    12988 81 117B   0433 F 20131210182935432 16 15 0548154-402340 28
    25260 98 017A   0433 F 20131210213712445 16 15 2205300-391601 28
    18096 87 049B   0433 F 20131210220037509 16 15 2213443-315531 28 +080 05
    25853 99 037C   0433 F 20131210211126008 16 15 2242354-714730 28 +068 05
    28931 06 002A   0433 F 20131210211131048 16 15 2216172-660952 28 +034 05
    33323 08 041D   0433 F 20131210202920520 16 15 0851171-553804 48
    33323 08 041D   0433 F 20131210202925720 16 15 0842187-545828 58
    33323 08 041D   0433 F 20131210202930658 16 15 0834164-541929 48
    38736 12 041D   0433 F 20131210220037509 16 15 2201412-324204 28 +075 05
    
    NOTES:
    ---------
    (1) Prime purpose was to do a two hour plane scan for USA 186 #28888.
        Approximately 2600 images obtained and now being processed.
        Had two false alarms when I thought I had found it but turned
        out to be other objects. I now have to go through the images
        more carefully and slowly :-(((. If it was there I should have
        seen it.
    
    (2) Object called "00000" only seen on one image as a short trail-
        suspect its a meteor.
    
    (3) One byproduct was the accidental recovery of USA 89 rocket
        #22519 last observed something like 330 days ago. Noss 3-6r
        also seen by accident as was IGS 5R.
    
    (4) Still to report: ATEX #25615, MILSTAR 3 #25724, XSS 11R #28637,
        #35815 PAN, #36105 IGS 5R, #39025 OTV 3 plus anything else that
        may come to light(pun intended ?)
    
    (5) NOT tracking tonight - too much cloud around and too much to do
        still.I used a high resolution format for the image scans which
        means enormous images but really digs the faint satellites out
        the noise, even though exposures only 2 seconds as a result of
        bright light pollution in area where scan done.
    
    Cheers
    Greg 
    
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