Optical 02 Feb 2010-Part 1

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Wed Feb 03 2010 - 13:16:08 UTC

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    Observations 02 Feb 2010:
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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 100mm focal length f/2.8 lens,integrating for 128 frames
    which is equivalent to a max exposure of 2.56 seconds per image.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude  33.94058 deg S,
    Elevation 10 metres - situated in Pinelands (Cape Town), South Africa
    
    VIDEO Observations, measured manually.
    
    For CLASSFD.TLE:
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    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20100202184013500 56 15 0240450+264446 39  +095 05
    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20100202184129800 56 15 0242380+254824 39  +095 05
    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20100202191204600 56 15 0511089-520419 39  +070 05
    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20100202191633500 56 15 1028312-711737 39  +075 05
    35938 09 052B   0433 G 20100202185158600 56 15 0021134-573021 39  +075 05
    35938 09 052B   0433 G 20100202185300700 56 15 0141039-554246 39  +072 05
    35938 09 052B   0433 G 20100202185402700 56 15 0303529-493031 39  +070 05
    28888 05 042A   0433 G 20100202190456300 56 15 1132455-235654 39  +055 05
    28888 05 042A   0433 G 20100202190516800 56 15 1124447-215136 39  +053 05
    28888 05 042A   0433 G 20100202190539900 56 15 1116005-192226 39  +052 05
    35937 09 052A   0433 G 20100202190756500 56 15 0445436-171034 39  +060 05
    35937 09 052A   0433 G 20100202190858500 56 15 0525564-040757 39  +055 05
    35937 09 052A   0433 G 20100202190956800 56 15 0556123+062529 39  +050 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20100202192610600 56 15 1318057-495443 39  +050 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20100202192646700 56 15 1246329-480252 39  +040 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20100202192750000 56 15 1143473-410235 39  +035 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20100202192832700 56 15 1059111-322209 39  +030 05
    32379 07 060B   0433 G 20100202193936600 56 15 0712155-331212 39  +090 05
    32379 07 060B   0433 G 20100202194416700 56 15 0725197-363720 39  +090 05
    32379 07 060B   0433 G 20100202194535600 56 15 0729310-373724 39  +090 05
    90070 06 829A   0433 G 20100202201630700 56 15 1046180+061954 39  +090 05
    90070 06 829A   0433 G 20100202201740800 56 15 1049138+054843 39  +090 05
    90070 06 829A   0433 G 20100202202210200 56 15 1100348+035420 39  +090 05
    28888 05 042A   0433 G 20100202204046800 56 15 1328042-742458 39  +050 05
    28888 05 042A   0433 G 20100202204200100 56 15 1018287-705350 39  +045 05
    28888 05 042A   0433 G 20100202204309600 56 15 0823517-551409 39  +040 05
    28888 05 042A   0433 G 20100202204352900 56 15 0745535-402702 39  +035 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20100202210429800 56 15 0036401-401933 39  +050 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20100202210501100 56 15 0102090-330341 39  +050 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20100202210519600 56 15 0115164-282127 39  +055 05
    
    Unknowns
    ===============
    No 1:
    99999 99 999A   0433 G 20100202185255000 56 15 0138136-542700 39  +070 05
    99999 99 999A   0433 G 20100202185300700 56 15 0138199-542734 39  +070 05
    99999 99 999A   0433 G 20100202185304400 56 15 0138293-542644 39  +070 05
    No 2:
    99999 99 999B   0433 G 20100202190939900 56 15 0555197+051715 39  +085 05
    99999 99 999B   0433 G 20100202190956800 56 15 0555443+051723 39  +085 05
    99999 99 999B   0433 G 20100202191025000 56 15 0556507+051713 39  +085 05
    
    Strays seen:
    ===============
    DELTA 2 R/B(1) steady
    22176 92 066B   0433 G 20100202183245000 56 15 0634380+081809 39  +045 05
    TRANSAT variable
    10457 77 106A   0433 G 20100202185012800 56 15 2248510-550402 39  +085 05
    SL-14 R/B steady
    19852 89 018B   0433 G 20100202190042000 56 15 1129100-241835 39  +065 05
    COSMOS 1953 variable
    19210 88 050A   0433 G 20100202190330600 56 15 1138560-240805 39  +070 05
    BREEZE M DEB (Tank) range 26800 kms
    34943 09 027C   0433 G 20100202191159000 56 15 0507248-520417 39  +110 05
    METEOR 2-18
    19851 89 018A   0433 G 20100202203122400 56 15 0349330+101726 39  +055 05
    ARIANE 44L+3R/B variable, range 27610 kms
    23866 96 030C   0433 G 20100202203128100 56 15 0347512+100448 39  +095 05
    BREEZE M DEB (TANK) variable, range 7620 kms
    28359 04 022B   0433 G 20100202205513500 56 15 0025502-403052 39  +090 05
    COSMOS 2239 variable
    22590 93 020A   0433 G 20100202205647500 56 15 0030010-402152 39  +075 05
    GSLV R/B range 6430 kms, steady
    32051 07 037B   0433 G 20100202213315700 56 15 0501478+111820 39  +060 05
    ARIANE 42L R/B range 10740 kms
    26299 00 020B   0433 G 20100202215418700 56 15 1106158+100114 39  +075 05
    
    
    Notes:
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    (1) For a change quite good conditions.
    
    (2) Two unknowns seen but Im not convinced. The Nikkon telephoto lens
    has 18 optical surfaces inside it and produces internal lens reflections
    which can look like a satellite. Unknown No 1 is possibly real as it was
    the brightest object in the field. Unknown No 2 is suspect as there was
    a bright star in the field of view.
    
    (3) Still have the CCD observations to process which Ill do tomorrow-
    about 30-35 classified satellites. Ive had enough for today!
    
    Cheers
    Greg 
    
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