Optical 05 Jan 2011

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Thu Jan 06 2011 - 13:52:38 UTC

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    Observations 05 Jan 2011
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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.
    Generally the DSI Pro II camera will be used for high altitude
    slow moving objects. Tests seem to indicate that its sensitivity
    is comparable to the MINTRON ( possibly better) but as its not
    possible (?) to time stamp to better than 1 second accuracy the
    time resolution is not good enough for LEO objects.
    
    (1) 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 4 inch refractor.
    Individual frames are video time stamped with GPS derived signal.
    
    (2)Meade DSI Pro II Monochrome CCD camera without filters.
    using integration times of 5 sec min to 25 seconds maximum
    depending on brightness of sky in particular area.No image
    processing done, but some done automatically in the auto reduction
    software
    .
    Used with 4 inch SKYWATCHER refractor- model 1025 - fitted with home
    made focal reducur to give an f/2.56 system. Image scale is 6.56 arc
    sec/pixel and field of view 84.8 x 63.2 arc minutes. Shows 15th
    magnitude stars in real time with reasonably good conditions.
    
    Exposure time to nearest second inserted into image FITS header
    from PC clock which is checked every minute against GPS signal.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude -33.94058 deg,
    Elevation 10 metres-situated in Pinelands (Cape Town),South Africa
    
    FOR CLASSIFIED.TLE:
    -------------------------
    RHYOLITE 1
    04418 70 046A   0433 G 20110105203553000 16 15 0828364+081314 28
    04418 70 046A   0433 G 20110105203642000 16 15 0829257+080856 28
    04418 70 046A   0433 G 20110105203716000 16 15 0829595+080731 28
    DSP-F2R
    05205 71 039B   0433 G 20110105210952000 16 15 0556316+141231 68
    05205 71 039B   0433 G 20110105211103000 16 15 0557433+141020 48  +133 02
    05205 71 039B   0433 G 20110105211118000 16 15 0557574+141032 38
    05205 71 039B   0433 G 20110105211244000 16 15 0559264+140728 48
    DSP-F3R
    05854 72 010B   0433 G 20110105204102500 16 15 0823404+094504 38
    05854 72 010B   0433 G 20110105204147000 16 15 0824245+094259 38
    05854 72 010B   0433 G 20110105204241500 16 15 0825175+094036 38
    05854 72 010B   0433 G 20110105204350500 16 15 0826250+093725 28
    RYHOLITE 2
    06380 73 013A   0433 G 20110105201430000 16 15 0837378+101550 28
    06380 73 013A   0433 G 20110105201539500 16 15 0838489+101153 28
    06380 73 013A   0433 G 20110105201634500 16 15 0839435+100918 28
    06380 73 013A   0433 G 20110105201734000 16 15 0840416+100711 28
    06380 73 013A   0433 G 20110105201807000 16 15 0841145+100459 38
    DSP-F06
    08916 76 059A   0433 G 20110105214629000 16 15 0422228+202817 28  +140 02
    08916 76 059A   0433 G 20110105214740000 16 15 0423365+202808 28
    08916 76 059A   0433 G 20110105214833000 16 15 0424307+202803 28
    08916 76 059A   0433 G 20110105214939000 16 15 0425370+202746 28
    08916 76 059A   0433 G 20110105215016000 16 15 0426164+202748 38
    VORTEX-1R
    10942 78 058B   0433 G 20110105225909000 16 15 0727489+104152 28
    10942 78 058B   0433 G 20110105225955000 16 15 0728440+104147 38
    10942 78 058B   0433 G 20110105230036000 16 15 0729317+104144 49  +120 36
    VORTEX 4
    14675 84 009A   0433 G 20110105215440000 16 15 0441259+132206 28
    14675 84 009A   0433 G 20110105215526000 16 15 0442054+132238 18
    14675 84 009A   0433 G 20110105215617000 16 15 0442489+132255 28
    14675 84 009A   0433 G 20110105215700000 16 15 0443254+132308 28
    VORTEX 4R2
    14677 84 009C   0433 G 20110105192259000 16 15 0725436+130714 38
    14677 84 009C   0433 G 20110105192354000 16 15 0726363+130632 28
    14677 84 009C   0433 G 20110105192440500 16 15 0727201+130559 28
    14677 84 009C   0433 G 20110105192637500 16 15 0729113+130433 28
    14677 84 009C   0433 G 20110105192726500 16 15 0729580+130357 28
    MAGNUM1-R2
    15545 85 010D   0433 G 20110105223434000 16 15 0327390+171520 28
    15545 85 010D   0433 G 20110105223710000 16 15 0330150+172506 28
    15545 85 010D   0433 G 20110105223756000 16 15 0331011+172716 28
    15545 85 010D   0433 G 20110105223948000 16 15 0332546+173414 19
    15545 85 010D   0433 G 20110105224029000 16 15 0333340+173644 48
    DSCS3-2R2
    16119 85 092E   0433 G 20110105224847000 16 15 0335000+165250 38
    16119 85 092E   0433 G 20110105225100000 16 15 0337156+165916 68
    VORTEX 6
    19976 89 035A   0433 G 20110105205948000 16 15 0603154+120001 28
    19976 89 035A   0433 G 20110105210026000 16 15 0603472+120020 28
    19976 89 035A   0433 G 20110105210120000 16 15 0604319+120046 28
    19976 89 035A   0433 G 20110105210220000 16 15 0605219+120115 28
    19976 89 035A   0433 G 20110105210311000 16 15 0606042+120139 38
    19976 89 035A   0433 G 20110105210349000 16 15 0606360+120157 38  +106 01
    FLEETSATCOM 8
    20253 89 077A   0433 G 20110105222347500 16 15 0403293+102709 38
    20253 89 077A   0433 G 20110105222439500 16 15 0404204+102926 38
    20253 89 077A   0433 G 20110105222524500 16 15 0405058+103125 28
    UFO-F02
    22787 93 056A   0433 G 20110105210220000 16 15 0602522+114006 28
    22787 93 056A   0433 G 20110105210311000 16 15 0603466+114134 58  +112 03
    22787 93 056A   0433 G 20110105210349000 16 15 0604215+114226 38  +119 02
    DSCS3-08
    22915 93 047A   0433 G 20110105190324500 16 15 0609049+081001 18
    22915 93 047A   0433 G 20110105190457500 16 15 0610379+081239 97
    22915 93 047A   0433 G 20110105190738500 16 15 0613189+081717 28
    22915 93 047A   0433 G 20110105190841500 16 15 0614210+081900 18
    22915 93 047A   0433 G 20110105190929500 16 15 0615096+082021 18
    22915 93 047A   0433 G 20110105191014500 16 15 0615540+082138 18
    22915 93 047A   0433 G 20110105191131500 16 15 0617124+082350 28
    22915 93 074A   0433 G 20110105191240000 16 15 0618181+082524 28  +125 05
    22915 93 047A   0433 G 20110105204905500 16 15 0754533+104650 18
    22915 93 047A   0433 G 20110105204958500 16 15 0755470+104753 28
    22915 93 047A   0433 G 20110105205048500 16 15 0756364+104853 28
    MILSTAR 1
    22988 94 009A   0433 G 20110105225404000 16 15 0252565-014552 18
    22988 94 009A   0433 G 20110105225446000 16 15 0253393-014508 57
    22988 94 009A   0433 G 20110105225528000 16 15 0254214-014421 18
    UFO-F03
    23132 94 035A   0433 G 20110105220241000 16 15 0402461+074143 58
    23132 94 035A   0433 G 20110105220347000 16 15 0403523+074413 38
    23132 94 035A   0433 G 20110105220458000 16 15 0405025+074639 38
    23132 94 035A   0433 G 20110105220612000 16 15 0406170+074909 28
    MERCURY1-R
    23247 94 054B   0433 G 20110105211928000 16 15 0513482+123034 28
    23247 94 054B   0433 G 20110105212020000 16 15 0514385+123224 28
    23247 94 054B   0433 G 20110105212101000 16 15 0515182+123347 28
    UFO-F07
    23967 96 042A   0433 G 20110105222702500 16 15 0335282+063523 18
    23967 96 042A   0433 G 20110105222749500 16 15 0336147+063632 28
    23967 96 042A   0433 G 20110105222835500 16 15 0337010+063737 28
    23967 96 042A   0433 G 20110105222932500 16 15 0337576+063900 18
    USA 129
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20110105200903600 56 15 1535496-711121 39
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20110105200922200 56 15 1546010-741158 39
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20110105200938200 56 15 1602352-772333 39
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20110105201006200 56 15 1755245-840415 39
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20110105201024500 56 15 2306461-841832 39
    DSP F-18
    24737 97 008A   0433 G 20110105211536000 16 15 0536110+100611 38  +132 06
    24737 97 008A   0433 G 20110105211642000 16 15 0537160+100845 58  +357 08
    24737 97 008A   0433 G 20110105211736000 16 15 0538098+101058 38
    MENTOR-2
    25336 98 029A   0433 G 20110105221807000 16 15 0359463+124854 18
    25336 98 029A   0433 G 20110105221854500 16 15 0400340+124957 28
    25336 98 029A   0433 G 20110105221934500 16 15 0401143+125053 28
    25336 98 029A   0433 G 20110105222027500 16 15 0402066+125204 18
    25336 98 029A   0433 G 20110105222115500 16 15 0402547+125309 87
    MENTOR2-R
    25337 98 029B   0433 G 20110105214223000 16 15 0446063+152331 28  +108 01
    25337 98 029B   0433 G 20110105214323000 16 15 0447057+152446 28
    25337 98 029B   0433 G 20110105214413000 16 15 0447562+152548 18
    MERCURY 2R
    25349 96 026B   0433 G 20110105205648000 16 15 0651370+145814 28  +114 02
    25349 96 026B   0433 G 20110105205718000 16 15 0652043+145809 28
    25349 96 026B   0433 G 20110105205800000 16 15 0652403+145801 38  +109 03
    UFO-F10
    25967 99 063A   0433 G 20110105202331000 16 15 0838420+084022 28
    25967 99 063A   0433 G 20110105202444000 16 15 0839522+084039 28
    25967 99 063A   0433 G 20110105202521000 16 15 0840286+084038 28
    DSCS3-12
    26575 00 065A   0433 G 20110105220743000 16 15 0404030+050307 18
    26575 00 065A   0433 G 20110105220942000 16 15 0406031+050358 28
    26575 00 065A   0433 G 20110105221037000 16 15 0406585+050420 28
    26575 00 065A   0433 G 20110105221128000 16 15 0407498+050443 18
    SDS-3F1
    26635 00 080A   0433 G 20110105215906000 16 15 0403123+063653 38  +116 01
    26635 00 080A   0433 G 20110105215957000 16 15 0404036+063755 28  +115 01
    26635 00 080A   0433 G 20110105220039000 16 15 0404457+063844 28
    DSP-F21
    26880 01 033A   0433 G 20110105203300000 16 15 0834382+102542 28
    26880 01 033A   0433 G 20110105203339000 16 15 0835164+102611 28
    26880 01 033A   0433 G 20110105203427000 16 15 0836048+102646 28
    MILSTAR 5
    27168 02 001A   0433 G 20110105210538000 16 15 0611488+082702 18  +085 13
    27168 02 001A   0433 G 20110105210619000 16 15 0612305+082738 28
    27168 02 001A   0433 G 20110105210706000 16 15 0613168+082817 18  +087 01
    MILSTAR 5R
    27169 02 001B   0433 G 20110105191736500 16 15 0617376+074232 28
    27169 02 001B   0433 G 20110105191827500 16 15 0618297+074251 18  +109 02
    27169 02 001B   0433 G 20110105191906500 16 15 0619091+074304 28  +109 02
    27169 02 001B   0433 G 20110105191943500 16 15 0619457+074317 28  +107 01
    27169 02 001B   0433 G 20110105192049500 16 15 0620531+074340 28
    MILSTAR 6R
    27712 03 012B   0433 G 20110105203019000 16 15 0835049+085347 28
    27712 03 012B   0433 G 20110105203101000 16 15 0835472+085400 28
    27712 03 012B   0433 G 20110105203136000 16 15 0836232+085410 28
    UFO-F11
    28117 03 057A   0433 G 20110105202707000 16 15 0837230+073542 38
    28117 03 057A   0433 G 20110105202751000 16 15 0838064+073534 38
    28117 03 057A   0433 G 20110105202829000 16 15 0838451+073525 28
    USA 186
    28888 05 042A   0433 G 20110105194359200 56 15 1032024-410643 39
    28888 05 042A   0433 G 20110105194409600 56 15 1025326-401401 39
    28888 05 042A   0433 G 20110105194556700 56 15 0920548-271955 39
    28888 05 042A   0433 G 20110105194605600 56 15 0915515-255536 39
    28888 05 042A   0433 G 20110105194757200 56 15 0820144-053618 39
    28888 05 042A   0433 G 20110105194804000 56 15 0817213-041712 39
    USA 202
    33490 09 001A   0433 G 20110105205238500 16 15 0702525+082931 38  +085 02
    33490 09 001A   0433 G 20110105205339000 16 15 0703538+082921 28  +082 00
    33490 09 001A   0433 G 20110105205421000 16 15 0704360+082914 18  +083 00
    WGS F2
    34713 09 017A   0433 G 20110105204556500 16 15 0807282+051839 18
    34713 09 017A   0433 G 20110105204644500 16 15 0808167+051840 18
    34713 09 017A   0433 G 20110105204720500 16 15 0808533+051841 18
    PAN
    35815 09 047A   0433 G 20110105185305000 16 15 0525006+052737 28
    35815 09 047A   0433 G 20110105185414000 16 15 0526099+052738 28
    35815 09 047A   0433 G 20110105185559000 16 15 0527551+052740 28
    35815 09 047A   0433 G 20110105185647000 16 15 0528427+052741 28
    35815 09 047A   0433 G 20110105185906000 16 15 0531015+052730 28  +115 05
    WGS F3
    36108 09 068A   0433 G 20110105220743000 16 15 0402244+052003 18
    36108 09 068A   0433 G 20110105220942000 16 15 0404242+052005 28
    36108 09 068A   0433 G 20110105221037000 16 15 0405194+052005 28
    36108 09 068A   0433 G 20110105221128000 16 15 0406107+052007 18
    36108 09 068A   0433 G 20110105221318000 16 15 0407596+052015 28  +110 05
    36108 09 068A   0433 G 20110105221408000 16 15 0408511+052011 97
    36108 09 068A   0433 G 20110105221508000 16 15 0409513+052009 38
    36108 09 068A   0433 G 20110105221555000 16 15 0410376+052011 28
    MENTOR 5R
    37233 10 063B   0433 G 20110105230427000 16 15 0423543+073554 18  +105 01
    37233 10 063B   0433 G 20110105230601000 16 15 0425367+073239 18
    37233 10 063B   0433 G 20110105230706000 16 15 0426470+073023 87
    37233 10 063B   0433 G 20110105230749000 16 15 0427345+072855 77
    
    
    STRAYS SEEN:
    ------------------
    SL-12 R/B range 37950 kms
    23429 94 082D   0433 G 20110105205648000 16 15 0654142+144310 38  +109 01
    23429 94 082D   0433 G 20110105205718000 16 15 0654401+144407 28
    23429 94 082D   0433 G 20110105205800000 16 15 0655228+144531 28  +123 01
    DFH3-2
    24798 97 021A   0433 G 20110105225909000 16 15 0725175+105147 28
    24798 97 021A   0433 G 20110105225955000 16 15 0726038+105244 28
    24798 97 021A   0433 G 20110105230036000 16 15 0726445+105338 38  +124 04
    ARIANE 44LP DEB range 34950 kms
    25729 89 062E   0433 G 20110105211536000 16 15 0536324+101654 38  +121 02
    25729 89 062E   0433 G 20110105211642000 16 15 0537070+101813 38  +080 01
    25729 89 062E   0433 G 20110105211736000 16 15 0537352+101918 38
    BREEZE-M R/B
    26738 01 014C   0433 G 20110105190324500 16 15 0610145+080058 28
    26738 01 014C   0433 G 20110105190457500 16 15 0611469+080414 18
    26738 01 014C   0433 G 20110105190738500 16 15 0614266+080952 28
    26738 01 014C   0433 G 20110105190841500 16 15 0615282+081155 18
    26738 01 014C   0433 G 20110105190929500 16 15 0616164+081336 18
    26738 01 014C   0433 G 20110105191014500 16 15 0617006+081511 18
    26738 01 014C   0433 G 20110105191131500 16 15 0618186+081753 38
    26738 01 014C   0433 G 20110105191240000 16 15 0619240+081947 28  +130 05
    26738 01 014C   0433 G 20110105204958500 16 15 0756494+111850 28
    26738 01 014C   0433 G 20110105205048500 16 15 0757390+112007 28
    INTELSAT 904
    27380 02 007A   0433 G 20110105204556500 16 15 0806433+052108 18
    27380 02 007A   0433 G 20110105204644500 16 15 0807317+052108 18
    27380 02 007A   0433 G 20110105204720500 16 15 0808083+052108 18  +116 02
    ATLANTIC BIRD 1
    27508 02 040A   0433 G 20110105220743000 16 15 0401208+052432 18
    27508 02 040A   0433 G 20110105221318000 16 15 0406561+052436 28  +110 05
    27508 02 040A   0433 G 20110105221408000 16 15 0407473+052445 97
    27508 02 040A   0433 G 20110105221508000 16 15 0408477+052445 38
    27508 02 040A   0433 G 20110105221555000 16 15 0409340+052447 28
    THURAYA 2
    27825 03 026A   0433 G 20110105205238500 16 15 0702354+083337 38  +113 02
    27825 03 026A   0433 G 20110105205339000 16 15 0703366+083327 28  +110 01
    27825 03 026A   0433 G 20110105205421000 16 15 0704186+083321 18
    YAMAL 202
    28089 03 053A   0433 G 20110105185305000 16 15 0524440+052310 28
    28089 03 053A   0433 G 20110105185414000 16 15 0525532+052311 28
    28089 03 053A   0433 G 20110105185559000 16 15 0527384+052312 28
    28089 03 053A   0433 G 20110105185647000 16 15 0528261+052313 28
    28089 03 053A   0433 G 20110105185906000 16 15 0530446+052323 28
    BREEZE-M R/B range 6564 kms
    31864 07 032C   0433 G 20110105222027500 16 15 0403222+133004 78
    ARIANE 5 R/B  range 14500 kms
    36583 10 021C   0433 G 20110105223756000 16 15 0332359+173403 28
    36583 10 021C   0433 G 20110105210026000 16 15 0600584+113709 28  +123 02
    36583 10 021C   0433 G 20110105210120000 16 15 0601522+113833 28
    HISPASAT
    37264 10 070A   0433 G 20110105224421000 16 15 0337163+051435 27
    37264 10 070A   0433 G 20110105224526000 16 15 0338236+051429 18
    37264 10 070A   0433 G 20110105224606000 16 15 0339037+051431 28
    37264 10 070A   0433 G 20110105224655000 16 15 0339530+051431 18
    
    NOTES:
    --------
    (1) Extremely hot and uncomfortable but conditions good - no wind,
        no humidity and no clouds. Transparency also reasonably good.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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