Optical 20 Jan 2007-all

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Sun Jan 21 2007 - 09:38:05 EST

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    Observations 20 Jan 2007:
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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 50mm focal length f/1.8 lens,integrating for 96 frames
    which is equivalent to a max exposure of 1.92 seconds. Field of view
    6.81 x 5.37 degrees. Magnitude limit for LEO sats mag 7. Variability
    only refers to as seen when crossing field of view.
    
    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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    28888 05 042A   0433 G 20070120205512100 56 15 0547480-783537 39  +035 05
    28888 05 042A   0433 G 20070120205521600 56 15 0538540-761332 39  +035 05
    28888 05 042A   0433 G 20070120205529700 56 15 0532580-740628 39  +035 05
    28888 05 042A   0433 G 20070120205516100 56 15 0543500-773656 39  +035 05
    28888 05 042A   0433 G 20070120205525700 56 15 0535460-751034 39  +035 05
    28888 05 042A   0433 G 20070120191725200 56 15 1057590-312318 39  +050 05
    28888 05 042A   0433 G 20070120191739600 56 15 1050590-300130 39  +050 05
    28888 05 042A   0433 G 20070120191752800 56 15 1044440-284256 39  +045 05
    28888 05 042A   0433 G 20070120191807200 56 15 1037590-271139 39  +040 05
    24680 97 072A   0433 G 20070120194320300 56 15 1047100-385520 39  +045 05
    24680 97 072A   0433 G 20070120194310800 56 15 1054300-401156 39  +050 05
    24680 97 072A   0433 G 20070120194329200 56 15 1039570-373418 39  +045 05
    19460 88 078A   0433 G 20070120194418400 56 15 1054370-331834 39  +030 05
    
    Strays seen:
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    SL-8 R/B  steady
    10121 77 059B   0433 G 20070120192437400 56 15 1048360-310927 39  +050 05
    Breeze-M R/B variable
    28944 06 006B   0433 G 20070120193004300 56 15 1042510-322311 39  +045 05
    SL-8 R/B variable
    17067 86 086B   0433 G 20070120193425200 56 15 1052510-351011 39  +065 05
    SL-14 R/B
    11672 80 005B   0433 G 20070120183027600 56 15 0337140+240746 39  +030 05
    AMS 1 (DMSP F1)
    09415 76 091A   0433 G 20070120184245300 56 15 0402510+222342 39  +050 05
    SL-16 R/B steady
    17590 87 027B   0433 G 20070120184544400 56 15 0346530+244305 39  +020 05
    SL-8 R/B steady
    23180 94 041B   0433 G 20070120185219300 56 15 0402130+240931 39  +035 05
    Cosmos 2150 variable
    21418 91 041A   0433 G 20070120185146200 56 15 0402040+220347 39  +050 05
    Thorad Agena D R/B variable
    00815 64 031C   0433 G 20070120190845700 56 15 1038480-272634 39  +065 05
    Cosmos 2360
    25406 98 045A   0433 G 20070120191051800 56 15 1043180-271037 39  +055 05
    SL-16 R/B steady
    25407 98 045B   0433 G 20070120193508700 56 15 1049220-355159 39  +035 05
    Cosmos 2068 variable
    20553 90 029E   0433 G 20070120193940000 56 15 1100060-370258 39  +050 05
    SL-14 R/B
    18749 88 001B   0433 G 20070120194025800 56 15 1049220-341600 39  +050 05
    SL-8 R/B steady
    11170 78 122B   0433 G 20070120195004700 56 15 1049010-371016 39  +055 05
    SAC C  variable
    26620 00 075B   0433 G 20070120194752100 56 15 1053000-390936 39  +065 05
    SL-8 R/B variable
    05685 71 111B   0433 G 20070120195712400 56 15 1048140-442833 39  +050 05
    SL-14 R/B steady
    10096 77 055B   0433 G 20070120200010700 56 15 1040410-445849 39  +030 05
    TOMS EP
    23940 96 037A   0433 G 20070120195855600 56 15 1042140-474103 39  +060 05
    Cosmos 1110 variable
    11425 79 060A   0433 G 20070120195909400 56 15 1045460-444137 39  +065 05
    Pegasus R/B variable
    27859 03 036B   0433 G 20070120200048000 56 15 1059420-460837 39  +065 05
    SL-8 R/B variable
    16012 85 079B   0433 G 20070120203323600 56 15 0951540-651024 39  +035 05
    SL-8 R/B variable
    22889 93 070B   0433 G 20070120203634400 56 15 0922170-702748 39  +065 05
    OPS 2644 variable
    03673 69 010B   0433 G 20070120204005000 56 15 0905330-710454 39  +060 05
    SL-8 R/B variable
    21108 91 009J   0433 G 20070120204045100 56 15 0916560-710750 39  +070 05
    Molniya 3-46  variable
    23211 94 051A   0433 G 20070120205910600 56 15 0355260-745952 39  +050 05
    OPS 7613
    04237 69 082E   0433 G 20070120210212000 56 15 0345090-702455 39  +040 05
    Nadezhda 5 steady
    25567 98 072A   0433 G 20070120210915400 56 15 0306010-684416 39  +060 05
    SL-8 R/B variable
    17067 86 086B   0433 G 20070120211907200 56 15 0155060-603537 39  +065 05
    Iridium 35 variable
    24966 97 056B   0433 G 20070120214400100 56 15 0022110-865946 39  +060 05
    SL-8 R/B variable
    24306 96 052C   0433 G 20070120214459500 56 15 0327420-890500 39  +065 05
    OPS 1920 variable
    02481 66 089A   0433 G 20070120215931900 56 15 2337520-861433 39  +060 05
    Cosmos 1538 variable
    14759 84 019A   0433 G 20070120220126200 56 15 0657150-884508 39  +050 05
    
    Notes:
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    (1) Not tracking tonight - Ive had enough of measuring for the next few
        days- I want to complete my 6-inch "deep seeker".
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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