Optical 11 Jan 2011 Part 2-last

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Thu Jan 13 2011 - 12:43:31 UTC

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    Observations 11 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".
    
    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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    90070 06 829A   0433 G 20110111204011600 56 15 0112449-004502 39  +045 05
    90070 06 829A   0433 G 20110111204301500 56 15 0149200-050824 39  +040 05
    90070 06 829A   0433 G 20110111204601800 56 15 0226584-091923 39  +035 05
    90070 06 829A   0433 G 20110111204901700 56 15 0302399-125334 39  +030 05
    09415 76 091A   0433 G 20110111204947100 56 15 0443302-290407 39  +030 05
    09415 76 091A   0433 G 20110111205128400 56 15 0210355-681149 39  +050 05
    09415 76 091A   0433 G 20110111205209500 56 15 0006305-730311 39  +055 05
    09415 76 091A   0433 G 20110111205301500 56 15 2151453-714913 39  +050 05
    21949 92 023A   0433 G 20110111210916600 56 15 2317518-534152 39  +060 05
    21949 92 023A   0433 G 20110111211021400 56 15 0030598-433845 39  +050 05
    21949 92 023A   0433 G 20110111211140500 56 15 0139323-231839 39  +030 05
    28384 04 034A   0433 G 20110111211453100 56 15 0521071+354352 39  +065 05
    28384 04 034A   0433 G 20110111212748000 56 15 0552224+255313 39  +050 05
    28384 04 034A   0433 G 20110111212900800 56 15 0556264+243435 39  +050 05
    05680 71 110C   0433 G 20110111211848900 56 15 0651156-653612 39  +040 05
    05680 71 110C   0433 G 20110111211852100 56 15 0654040-643233 39  +040 05
    05682 71 110E   0433 G 20110111212137000 56 15 0724482-633233 39  +080 05
    05682 71 110E   0433 G 20110111212156800 56 15 0734349-564450 39  +070 05
    05682 71 110E   0433 G 20110111212211300 56 15 0740139-512933 39  +080 05
    11389 79 050A   0433 G 20110111213658200 56 15 2303448-644557 39  +070 05
    11389 79 050A   0433 G 20110111213759100 56 15 0033412-543956 39  +060 05
    11389 79 050A   0433 G 20110111213833000 56 15 0108058-462055 39  +060 05
    11389 79 050A   0433 G 20110111213953600 56 15 0158324-224030 39  +060 05
    90083 09 526A   0433 G 20110111215029300 56 15 0359441+110220 39  +055 05
    90083 09 526A   0433 G 20110111215140200 56 15 0401396+092524 39  +055 05
    20692 90 050D   0433 G 20110111214543000 56 15 2112324-732214 39  +030 05
    20692 90 050D   0433 G 20110111214605300 56 15 2107539-763548 39  +030 05
    20692 90 050D   0433 G 20110111214626900 56 15 2058287-800340 39  +030 05
    20642 90 050E   0433 G 20110111214543000 56 15 2101248-730529 39  +035 05
    20642 90 050E   0433 G 20110111214605300 56 15 2053271-761803 39  +035 05
    20642 90 050E   0433 G 20110111214626900 56 15 2037498-794240 39  +030 05
    20691 90 050C   0433 G 20110111214543000 56 15 2102322-722500 39  +037 05
    20691 90 050C   0433 G 20110111214605300 56 15 2055310-752900 39  +035 05
    20691 90 050C   0433 G 20110111214626900 56 15 2042149-784547 39  +030 05
    
    STRAYS SEEN:
    --------------
    IRIDIUM 6  steady
    24794 97 020C   0433 G 20110111185124500 56 15 0017348+143435 39  +065 05
    KOMPSAT  steady
    26032 99 070A   0433 G 20110111185556500 56 15 0418376+183912 39  +050 05
    SL-8 R/B steady
    05907 72 019B   0433 G 20110111193311000 56 15 0633273+144256 39  +060 05
    COSMOS 2261  steady range 2210 km
    22741 93 051A   0433 G 20110111193354700 56 15 0627573+152209 39  +045 05
    ARGOS steady
    25634 99 008A   0433 G 20110111193507700 56 15 0630271+063027 39  +030 05
    YAOGAN 8 variable
    36121 09 072A   0433 G 20110111201420500 56 15 1315491-580942 39  +065 05
    DELTA 2 R/B steady
    20453 90 008B   0433 G 20110111203509300 56 15 0110574-004226 39  +050 05
    DELTA 1 DEB
    10234 77 065BM  0433 G 20110111203845200 56 15 0114188-022801 39  +078 05
    COSMOS 2463
    36519 10 017A   0433 G 20110111203942000 56 15 0113482-013906 39  +075 05
    COSMOS 1371
    13241 82 051A   0433 G 20110111204011600 56 15 0111259-011323 39  +065 05
    METEOR 2-19 steady
    20670 90 057A   0433 G 20110111204814200 56 15 0252585-113320 39  +030 05
    COSMOS 528 variable to invisible
    06262 72 087A   0433 G 20110111210250600 56 15 2313273-521715 39  +050 05
    GLOBALSTAR M001 variable
    25162 98 008A   0433 G 20110111210544400 56 15 2313460-533154 39  +075 05
    YAOGAN 9 C
    36415 10 009C   0433 G 20110111210852600 56 15 2316526-514204 39  +065 05
    ARIANE 44L R/B range 14640 kms steady
    25640 99 009C   0433 G 20110111215143700 56 15 0358361+104020 39  +065 05
    
    NOTES:
    -----------------
    (1) This concludes observations for 11 Jan 2011.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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