Optical 04 Jan 2010-3

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Wed Jan 06 2010 - 13:43:24 UTC

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    Observations 04 Jan 2010
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    Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System).
    Camera mount now carries two systems that can be operated
    together as two totally different sytems and computers used.
    
    
    145mm focal length f/2.5 lens fitted to 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.
    Image integrated for 2.56 seconds but exposure depends on sky background
    brightness. Field of view 2.5 x 1.9 degrees and showing about mag +12
    stars in "real time". Used as a finder for the 6 inch reflector.
    Individual frames are video time stamped with GPS derived signal.
    
    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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    90004 99 750A   0433 F 20100104185402200 56 15 0050544+125209 39  +100 05
    90004 99 750A   0433 F 20100104185705300 56 15 0057490+074421 39  +100 05
    90004 99 750A   0433 F 20100104185823500 56 15 0101074+051101 39  +100 05
    90004 99 750A   0433 F 20100104190215600 56 15 0112227-035812 39  +100 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 F 20100104201705000 56 15 1539559-785410 39  +040 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 F 20100104201835700 56 15 0147551-843709 39  +035 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 F 20100104201933900 56 15 0240274-690508 39  +030 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 F 20100104202043500 56 15 0248179-431251 39  +020 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 F 20100104202121100 56 15 0248582-273344 39  +025 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 F 20100104202221300 56 15 0248232-050229 39  +030 05
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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