Optical 23 Jan 2011-Part 2

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Tue Jan 25 2011 - 13:40:04 UTC

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    Observations 23 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 - usually around 1 second. Field of view 2.5 x 1.9 degrees
    and showing about mag +12 stars in "real time".  Limit for LEO's is
    about mag +8.5, becoming fainter as altitude increases because of
    slower angular velocity.
    
    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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    NOSS 3-2R variable
    28096 03 054B   0433 G 20110123184028000 56 15 2243534-342454 39
    28096 03 054B   0433 G 20110123184058900 56 15 2236355-395556 39
    28096 03 054B   0433 G 20110123184233000 56 15 2156191-564113 39
    NOSS 3-1(C) steady
    26907 01 040C   0433 G 20110123184510500 56 15 0542547-202611 39  +030 05
    26907 01 040C   0433 G 20110123184539300 56 15 0607107-271249 39  +030 05
    26907 01 040C   0433 G 20110123184556400 56 15 0622478-310056 39  +030 05
    NOSS 3-1(A) steady
    26905 01 040A   0433 G 20110123184425200 56 15 0508054-074452 39  +035 05
    26905 01 040A   0433 G 20110123184500300 56 15 0532487-161057 39  +030 05
    26905 01 040A   0433 G 20110123184510500 56 15 0540320-183657 39  +030 05
    SBSS 1
    37168 10 048A   0433 G 20110123185254400 56 15 0514317+382057 39  +035 05
    37168 10 048A   0433 G 20110123185345800 56 15 0505029+302907 39  +035 05
    37168 10 048A   0433 G 20110123185445600 56 15 0450427+155425 39  +030 05
    STSS DEM 1
    35937 09 052A   0433 G 20110123185759200 56 15 0122561+225158 39  +070 05
    35937 09 052A   0433 G 20110123185855000 56 15 0134254+180032 39  +065 05
    35937 09 052A   0433 G 20110123190001300 56 15 0149410+105340 39  +060 05
    SBSS1 R variable
    37169 10 048B   0433 G 20110123191728800 56 15 2017550-763746 39  +050 05
    37169 10 048B   0433 G 20110123191746700 56 15 1938167-735452 39  +050 05
    37169 10 048B   0433 G 20110123191758500 56 15 1921276-721438 39  +050 05
    DMSP F18 steady
    35951 09 057A   0433 G 20110123193314400 56 15 0255539-492352 39  +055 05
    35951 09 057A   0433 G 20110123193344800 56 15 0258567-354033 39  +050 05
    35951 09 057A   0433 G 20110123193401400 56 15 0259550-280544 39  +050 05
    AMS 4 variable
    11389 79 050A   0433 G 20110123194019200 56 15 1148386-344752 39  +070 05
    11389 79 050A   0433 G 20110123194044700 56 15 1133197-321419 39  +065 05
    11389 79 050A   0433 G 20110123194146300 56 15 1057187-242602 39  +060 05
    90083 variable
    90083 09 526A   0433 G 20110123211252900 56 15 0431359-262135 39  +070 05
    90083 09 526A   0433 G 20110123211335900 56 15 0435077-295829 39  +070 05
    90083 09 526A   0433 G 20110123211524400 56 15 0446351-402602 39  +070 05
    90083 09 526A   0433 G 20110123211658600 56 15 0501502-510521 39  +070 05
    LACROSSE 5 steady
    28646 05 016A   0433 G 20110123195230000 56 15 0013337-025408 39  +040 05
    28646 05 016A   0433 G 20110123195316700 56 15 0012336-103921 39  +035 05
    28646 05 016A   0433 G 20110123195350700 56 15 0010294-171954 39  +030 05
    28646 05 016A   0433 G 20110123195444600 56 15 0003321-300040 39  +025 05
    USA 81 variable
    21949 92 023A   0433 G 20110123200858400 56 15 2301493-451407 39  +075 05
    21949 92 023A   0433 G 20110123200946400 56 15 2343139-381741 39  +075 05
    21949 92 023A   0433 G 20110123201030500 56 15 0017165-295231 39  +070 05
    21949 92 023A   0433 G 20110123201114700 56 15 0046323-195901 39  +065 05
    USA 179 steady except for flare in last observation
    28384 04 034A   0433 G 20110123201300100 56 15 0500370+395731 39  +085 05
    28384 04 034A   0433 G 20110123201750900 56 15 0508305+373817 39  +080 05
    28384 04 034A   0433 G 20110123203407400 56 15 0545436+235923 39  +065 05
    28384 04 034A   0433 G 20110123205129100 56 15 0809128-173756 39  +040 05
    28384 04 034A   0433 G 20110123205321600 56 15 0903447-290755 39  +020 05
    USA 102 variable
    23031 94 017B   0433 G 20110123203003100 56 15 0122558-642816 39  +065 05
    23031 94 017B   0433 G 20110123203017700 56 15 0032233-654204 39  +075 05
    23031 94 017B   0433 G 20110123203058500 56 15 2245452-643918 39  +070 05
    STSS DEM 2 variable
    35938 09 052B   0433 G 20110123204433700 56 15 0035360-153132 39  +080 05
    35938 09 052B   0433 G 20110123204555600 56 15 0034233-245215 39  +070 05
    35938 09 052B   0433 G 20110123204718100 56 15 0029165-354552 39  +065 05
    90070 steady
    90070 06 829A   0433 G 20110123213117700 56 15 1023173+011730 39  +075 05
    90070 06 829A   0433 G 20110123213227600 56 15 1026301+014252 39  +075 05
    90070 06 829A   0433 G 20110123213511600 56 15 1034045+024325 39  +075 05
    LACROSSE 4 steady
    26473 00 047A   0433 G 20110123215030200 56 15 1530308-532856 39  +040 05
    26473 00 047A   0433 G 20110123215045400 56 15 1515396-514338 39  +040 05
    26473 00 047A   0433 G 20110123215105600 56 15 1457297-490708 39  +040 05
    26473 00 047A   0433 G 20110123215128200 56 15 1439085-454955 39  +040 05
    AMS 2 variable
    10033 77 044A   0433 G 20110123220333100 56 15 1735188-701153 39  +070 05
    10033 77 044A   0433 G 20110123220414300 56 15 1713088-751710 39  +050 05
    10033 77 044A   0433 G 20110123220511600 56 15 1503440-834447 39  +075 05
    
    STRAYS SEEN BY ACCIDENT
    -----------------------------
    
    METEOR 2-4 steady
    11288 79 021A   0433 G 20110123191444200 56 15 0454041-082412 39  +020 05
    COSMOS 1809 steady
    17241 86 101A   0433 G 20110123192431800 56 15 0455024-052152 39  +030 05
    SCOUT G-1 R/B
    18363 87 080C   0433 G 20110123192645100 56 15 0459128-062244 39  +080 05
    IRIDIUM 44 variable
    25078 97 077B   0433 G 20110123193712700 56 15 1148421-344539 39  +075 05
    SL-3 R/B steady
    10114 77 057B   0433 G 20110123194515800 56 15 1320542-542936 39  +055 05
    THORAD AGENA D R/B variable
    03892 69 037C   0433 G 20110123194720400 56 15 1321264-544220 39  +060 05
    SL-3 R/B steady
    16111 85 090B   0433 G 20110123210947000 56 15 1630522-675406 39  +050 05
    COSMOS 2322 steady
    23704 95 058A   0433 G 20110123210942300 56 15 1624143-692521 39  +055 05
    SL-6 R/B(2) variable
    09927 77 021D   0433 G 20110123211041100 56 15 1612056-703421 39  +085 05
    SL-8 R/B variable
    09848 77 013B   0433 G 20110123211056200 56 15 1601148-695605 39  +075 05
    METEOR 2-10
    14452 83 109A   0433 G 20110123211107600 56 15 1607351-713628 39  +075 05
    BREEZE-M DEB (Tank) range 17130 kms, steady
    33374 08 044B   0433 G 20110123211335900 56 15 0433045-293558 39  +070 05
    COSMOS 970 DEB
    10572 77 121P   0433 G 20110123211721400 56 15 0507501-523522 39  +087 05
    EGS (AJISAI) Still the prettiest satellite visible
    16908 86 061A   0433 G 20110123212146400 56 15 0019261-650047 39  +050 05
    CZ-4B DEB variable
    33411 08 053D   0433 G 20110123195316700 56 15 0016205-101151 39  +070 05
    SL-8 R/B variable
    22007 92 036B   0433 G 20110123201115700 56 15 0045178-195512 39  +078 05
    SL-8 R/B variable
    22889 93 070B   0433 G 20110123202716300 56 15 0122199-642700 39  +085 05
    SCOUT G-1 R/B variable
    17071 86 088B   0433 G 20110123204628700 56 15 0031332-283139 39  +085 05
    MOLNIYA 2-17 range 4980 km, variable
    09829 77 010A   0433 G 20110123205823100 56 15 1947009-733801 39  +075 05
    
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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