Obs 30 June 2003 Part 1 of 2

From: Greg Roberts (grr@iafrica.com)
Date: Wed Jul 02 2003 - 12:09:29 EDT

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    Observations 30 June 2003:     Part 1 of 2
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    Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System), 1004x low
    light level CCD surveillance camera (0.003 lux) with 145mm focal
    length f/2.5 lens with focal length reducer, field of view
    1.89 x 1.43 degrees.
    
    Conditions good
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude  33.94058 deg S,
    Elevation 10 metres - situated in Pinelands (Cape Town), South Africa
    
    
    
    10594 77 112F   0433 G 20030630181215500 17 15 0802495-604910 39 I+099 05
    10544 77 112E   0433 G 20030630180426700 17 15 0818540-450211 39 I+091 05
    10544 77 112E   0433 G 20030630180458600 17 15 0811195-491824 39 I+086 05
    10544 77 112E   0433 G 20030630180538100 17 15 0758586-543315 39 I+087 05
    11389 79 050A   0433 G 20030630180128400 17 15 0722570-553439 39 I+069 05
    11389 79 050A   0433 G 20030630180202500 17 15 0800056-485420 39 I+071 05
    11389 79 050A   0433 G 20030630180215400 17 15 0812030-455937 39 I+069 05
    11389 79 050A   0433 G 20030630180302400 17 15 0846515-340402 39 I+070 05
    14180 83 056G   0433 G 20030630174905100 17 15 1543516+034210 39 S+098 05
    14180 83 056G   0433 G 20030630174934200 17 15 1557086-004017 39 S+096 05
    14180 83 056G   0433 G 20030630175001200 17 15 1610063-044818 39 S+095 05
    08818 76 038A   0433 G 20030630190415400 17 15 1046461-492513 39 I+093 05
    08818 76 038A   0433 G 20030630190427400 17 15 1046064-512342 39 I+081 05
    08818 76 038A   0433 G 20030630190519500 17 15 1041124-595825 39 I+095 05
    08818 76 038A   0433 G 20030630190613200 17 15 1030068-683307 39 I+083 05
    14144 83 056D   0433 G 20030630185906700 17 15 1243167-040259 39 I+089 05
    14144 83 056D   0433 G 20030630190006600 17 15 1257253-145745 39 I+083 05
    14144 83 056D   0433 G 20030630190045800 17 15 1308327-230707 39 I+083 05
    08835 76 038C   0433 G 20030630184101300 17 15 1135584-355804 39 I+092 05
    08835 76 038C   0433 G 20030630184119000 17 15 1138404-391453 39 I+087 05
    08835 76 038C   0433 G 20030630184226200 17 15 1150341-514918 39 I+086 05
    22519 92 086C   0433 G 20030630194810100 17 15 1655065-445921 39 I+082 05
    22519 92 086C   0433 G 20030630194737000 17 15 1648494-462403 39 I+089 05
    22519 92 086C   0433 G 20030630194856500 17 15 1703411-425527 39 I+074 05
    90013 03 564A   0433 G 20030630195806500 17 15 1743190-021641 39 S+075 05
    14180 83 056G   0433 G 20030630193615600 17 15 1133248+040803 39 I+089 05
    14180 83 056G   0433 G 20030630193805200 17 15 1139395-092758 39 I+082 05
    14180 83 056G   0433 G 20030630193911400 17 15 1142321-194633 39 I+089 05
    25725 99 023B   0433 G 20030630193256800 17 15 1230377+234922 39 R+071 05
    25725 99 023B   0433 G 20030630193304800 17 15 1233321+242236 39 R+075 05
    25725 99 023B   0433 G 20030630193330800 17 15 1243118+261053 39 R-065 05
    25725 99 023B   0433 G 20030630193349900 17 15 1251526+274753 39 R+068 05
    08836 76 038D   0433 G 20030630192126600 17 15 1129486-130846 39 S+085 05
    08836 76 038D   0433 G 20030630192258800 17 15 1135576-264242 39 S+082 05
    08836 76 038D   0433 G 20030630192326700 17 15 1137373-311305 39 S+082 05
    08836 76 038D   0433 G 20030630192442100 17 15 1141525-440641 39 S+081 05
    14143 83 056C   0433 G 20030630191516800 17 15 1147549+081445 39 I+073 05
    14143 83 056C   0433 G 20030630191600700 17 15 1152353+030907 39 I+076 05
    14143 83 056C   0433 G 20030630191822200 17 15 1208370-182457 39 I+084 05
    14143 83 056C   0433 G 20030630191902000 17 15 1213435-260538 39 I+075 05
    08884 76 038J   0433 G 20030630190747400 17 15 1039380-630452 39 I+087 05
    08884 76 038J   0433 G 20030630190829300 17 15 1029256-693635 39 I+085 05
    08884 76 038J   0433 G 20030630190842700 17 15 1024347-713643 39 I+074 05
    23233 94 057A   0433 G 20030630174347300 17 15 0928259-805721 39 S+055 05
    23233 94 057A   0433 G 20030630174500000 17 15 1104141-575643 39 S+054 05
    23233 94 057A   0433 G 20030630174603000 17 15 1119566-302647 39 S+073 05
    23533 95 015A   0433 G 20030630173614600 17 15 1409476-763749 39 S+054 05
    23533 95 015A   0433 G 20030630173745100 17 15 1243532-401421 39 S+060 05
    23533 95 015A   0433 G 20030630173834200 17 15 1229271-163239 39 S+063 05
    08836 76 038D   0433 G 20030630172940500 17 15 1408200+241907 39 S+094 05
    08836 76 038D   0433 G 20030630173141200 17 15 1446296+101425 39 S+081 05
    08836 76 038D   0433 G 20030630173302400 17 15 1516437-005221 39 S+075 05
    08836 76 038D   0433 G 20030630173355700 17 15 1539059-083352 39 S+063 05
    10529 77 112D   0433 G 20030630172213600 17 15 0909244-384511 39 S+076 05
    10529 77 112D   0433 G 20030630172306400 17 15 0907280-475241 39 S+074 05
    10529 77 112D   0433 G 20030630172347800 17 15 0904440-550842 39 S+072 05
    
    Notes:
    
    (1) Still to come: - in most cases this is the earlier pass of a satellite
        reported this time
    
        DMSP B5D1-4
        Milstar 3
        Noss 2-1 triplet
        Milstar 3 Cen Rocket
        DMSP B5C-04
        Noss 1 (a)
        Noss 1 (j)
    
    (2) Ive added a "finder" camera to my tracking system. Currently this is a
        1004x ccd camera board equipped with a 25mm focus f/1.2 lens. This gives
        a field of about 10 degrees and can see stars as faint as magnitude
    +7.5.
        I will probably replace this lens with a 50mm focal length lens and this
        will give about a 5 degree field and a magnitude limit of about +8.5.
        The idea of this is to see brightish satellites that are "off course"
        and also to give me a brief preview of the field of view of the main
        camera so that I can position the field of view so as to capture
    suitable
        reference stars etc.
    
    (3) I hope to report the rest tomorrow - Blackie now wants his afternoon
    walk!
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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