Obs 02 Jan 2006 Part 2- last

From: Greg Roberts (grr@iafrica.com)
Date: Wed Jan 04 2006 - 11:02:29 EST

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    Observations 02 Jan 2006:(Part 2)
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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 145mm focal length f/2.5 lens,integrating for 96 frames
    which is equivalent to an exposure of 1.92 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
    
    For CLASSFD.TLE:
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    90042 05 828A   0433 G 20060102192949800 56 15 0625364+052826 39  +115 05
    90042 05 828A   0433 G 20060102203423700 56 15 0730177+060334 39  +110 05
    
    Stray seen:
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    GOES 8    drifting, variable
    23051 94 022A   0433 G 20060102193757700 56 15 0628306+051151 39  +090 05
    Navstar 29 R/B  range 5340 kms , variable
    22277 92 089C   0433 G 20060102193759800 56 15 0628521+041635 39  +080 05
    SKYNET 4E
    25639 99 009B   0433 G 20060102203858100 56 15 0717369+075210 39  +115 05
    SL-8 R/B
    10745 78 031B   0433 G 20060102192015600 56 15 0605480+054035 39  +045 05
    Atlas 2AS Centaur
    25372 98 037B   0433 G 20060102192359800 56 15 0607538+042642 39  +040 05
    EXPRESS AM22
    28134 03 060A   0433 G 20060102192517900 56 15 0604144+051954 39  +085 05
    JC SAT 2 - drifting,regular flasher, period about 3.7 seconds
    20402 90 001B   0433 G 20060102192818800 56 15 0619138+041246 39  +110 05
    20402 90 001B   0433 G 20060102203253900 56 15 0722164+050541 39  +110 05
    Isis 2 Debri
    27658 71 024D   0433 G 20060102194216000 56 15 0629418+042252 39  +078 05
    27658 71 024D   0433 G 20060102213101500 56 15 0012363-420942 39  +065 05
    Ariane 2 R/B  range 7500 kilometres
    19920 89 027B   0433 G 20060102183834200 56 15 0433350+290243 39  +075 05
    Globalstar M046
    25651 99 012C   0433 G 20060102184259100 56 15 0454104+230149 39  +055 05
    Cosmos 2333
    24297 96 051A   0433 G 20060102190452600 56 15 0152008+053541 39  +040 05
    SL-18 R/B
    22562 93 014B   0433 G 20060102191104900 56 15 0156388+051733 39  +065 05
    Cosmos 952
    10358 77 088A   0433 G 20060102195706700 56 15 0409076+212355 39  +045 05
    Cosmos 2214
    22185 92 068D   0433 G 20060102200145900 56 15 0412559+192917 39  +070 05
    Globalstar M055
    25910 99 049D   0433 G 20060102200311500 56 15 0419521+192138 39  +050 05
    ETS 6 flashing , range 30965 kilometres
    23230 94 056A   0433 G 20060102203121000 56 15 0713160+035332 39  +110 05
    INTELSAT 702
    23124 94 034A   0433 G 20060102221154400 56 15 0859262+051909 39  +120 05
    INSAT 3E
    27951 03 043E   0433 G 20060102221154400 56 15 0900107+052253 39  +115 05
    BONUM 1
    25546 98 068A   0433 G 20060102221154400 56 15 0904266+052041 39  +125 05
    NSS 703 (Intelsat)
    23305 94 064A   0433 G 20060102203424700 56 15 0731154+052116 39  +110 05
    23305 94 064A   0433 G 20060102221154400 56 15 0908557+052243 39  +120 05
    
    
    Notes:
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    (1) Despite another extensive search I could not find #91052 so this is
        now a DEADSEE satellite!
    
    (2) #90041 remains a NOSEE satellite.
    
    (3) First time Ive been able to accidentally pick up the same LEO
        satellite, namely 71024D - Isis 2 debri. Wonder what it actually is
        as its relatively bright.
    
    (4) This concludes observations for 02 Jan 2006.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
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