Observations 31 Dec 2000 UT

From: Greg Roberts (grr@iafrica.com)
Date: Mon Jan 01 2001 - 01:52:15 PST

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    Herewith optical characteristics obtained during a brief clear spell:
    These observations were made using my CoSaTrak system whilst scanning
    a lost satellite orbital plane. No effort was made to track the satellites
    so report is based on what was seen in the time it took to traverse the
    10 degree field of view of the low sensitivity CCD camera (0.05 lux) as
    seen on the video monitor.
    
    G.Roberts, GR, Lat = -33.9405, Long = +18.5129, Alt = 10 m   Cospar 0433
    
    88-102B  00-12-31 18:35:16   GR                      +3.0 steady
    87- 24B  00-12-31 18:45:55   GR                      +4.5 steady
    88- 50B  00-12-31 18:50:01   GR                      +3.0 steady
    86- 55A  00-12-31 18:54:49   GR                      +5.3 steady
    96- 24A  00-12-31 18:55:30   GR                      +5.5 steady
    82- 27A  00-12-31 19:05:15   GR                      +4.9 steady
    97- 18A  00-12-31 19:12:29   GR                      +6.0 steady
    00- 08B  00-12-31 19:15:40   GR                      +5.6 steady
    
    cloud/rain therafter !
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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    COSPAR #0433: Long 18.51294E,Lat 33.94058S,alt 10 metres
    Retired astronomer,non active radio amateur (ZS1BI)
    Computer junkie, visual/radio satellite tracker.Lazy bum
    Dont know what CoSaTrak is ? - then visit
    http://canopus.saao.ac.za/~wpk/CoSaTrak/cosatrak.html
    (note - more often than not its offline over week-ends- no sysop !)
    
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