Obs 18 July 2006

From: Greg Roberts (grr@iafrica.com)
Date: Wed Jul 19 2006 - 11:55:24 EDT

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    Observations 18 July 2006
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    Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System).
    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.
    
    Used with 100mm focal length f/2.5 lens,integrating for 96 frames
    which is equivalent to an exposure of 1.92 seconds per image.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude  33.94058 deg S,
    Elevation 10 metres - situated in Pinelands (Cape Town), South Africa
    
    
    For CLASSFD.TLE:
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    90025 04 800A   0433 G 20060718204145800 56 15 1323198-183654 39  +080 05
    90025 04 800A   0433 G 20060718204251700 56 15 1345289-145335 39  +083 05
    90025 04 800A   0433 G 20060718204444400 56 15 1417291-084501 39  +085 05
    90025 04 800A   0433 G 20060718204642900 56 15 1444199-025637 39  +086 05
    90025 04 800A   0433 G 20060718204837600 56 15 1505177+015626 39  +087 05
    90025 04 800A   0433 G 20060718205021000 56 15 1520501+054615 39  +090 05
    90025 04 800A   0433 G 20060718205145600 56 15 1531514+083222 39  +090 05
    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20060718183447000 56 15 1356366+343953 39  +090 05
    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20060718183641700 56 15 1400212+332024 39  +090 05
    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20060718183953500 56 15 1407033+305256 39  +088 05
    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20060718184505600 56 15 1419434+255718 39  +080 05
    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20060718185008300 56 15 1435353+192042 39  +080 05
    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20060718185520400 56 15 1459524+083225 39  +075 05
    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20060718185828300 56 15 1523376-021831 39  +070 05
    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20060718190040000 56 15 1550051-134950 39  +060 05
    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20060718190316000 56 15 1647312-334927 39  +055 05
    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20060718190408700 56 15 1720239-414118 39  +050 05
    19460 88 078A   0433 G 20060718164030200 56 15 1050298+061916 39  +075 05
    19460 88 078A   0433 G 20060718164153100 56 15 1016496-203327 39  +070 05
    19460 88 078A   0433 G 20060718164251300 56 15 0936009-410312 39  +065 05
    19460 88 078A   0433 G 20060718164409300 56 15 0800142-603828 39  +070 05
    07816 75 043A   0433 G 20060718164630000 56 15 1333474-704308 39  +065 05
    07816 75 043A   0433 G 20060718164810100 56 15 0526244-810746 39  +070 05
    07816 75 043A   0433 G 20060718164910100 56 15 0400478-732749 39  +080 05
    28637 05 011B   0433 G 20060718165933200 56 15 0728504-584745 39  +080 05
    28637 05 011B   0433 G 20060718170027700 56 15 0828470-480924 39  +070 05
    28637 05 011B   0433 G 20060718170152900 56 15 0924114-255532 39  +075 05
    28637 05 011B   0433 G 20060718170258500 56 15 0947389-084953 39  +085 05
    24753 97 012A   0433 G 20060718170541900 56 15 1430419+033144 39  +070 05
    24753 97 012A   0433 G 20060718170557000 56 15 1424304+082445 39  +070 05
    24753 97 012A   0433 G 20060718170717800 56 15 1358550+272518 39  +080 05
    24753 97 012A   0433 G 20060718170804600 56 15 1347529+343323 39  +085 05
    09415 76 091A   0433 G 20060718171047200 56 15 1954146-380431 39  +075 05
    09415 76 091A   0433 G 20060718171148600 56 15 2045283-500509 39  +070 05
    09415 76 091A   0433 G 20060718171243200 56 15 2146062-572410 39  +075 05
    28636 05 011A   0433 G 20060718172442500 56 15 0205197-764237 39  +080 05
    28636 05 011A   0433 G 20060718172532500 56 15 0419236-835105 39  +075 05
    28636 05 011A   0433 G 20060718172612200 56 15 0952369-815442 39  +080 05
    28636 05 011A   0433 G 20060718172704900 56 15 1140591-652234 39  +085 05
    28646 05 016A   0433 G 20060718175536900 56 15 0328421-721710 39  +025 05
    28646 05 016A   0433 G 20060718175548100 56 15 0302517-731734 39  +030 05
    21798 91 082A   0433 G 20060718175816600 56 15 0821399-653052 39  +065 05
    21798 91 082A   0433 G 20060718175928100 56 15 0957517-505938 39  +075 05
    21798 91 082A   0433 G 20060718180117100 56 15 1102348-181541 39  +080 05
    90055 96 750A   0433 G 20060718181203200 56 15 1713344+001251 39  +095 05
    90055 96 750A   0433 G 20060718205317700 56 15 2012375+000801 39  +080 05
    90016 03 766A   0433 G 20060718171626000 56 15 1326418+043603 39  +105 05
    90016 03 766A   0433 G 20060718205640800 56 15 1731460-014331 39  +100 05
    27168 02 001A   0433 G 20060718210002100 56 15 1653152+034717 39  +105 05
    90036 05 629A   0433 G 20060718210417200 56 15 2203404+044531 39  +115 05
    90036 05 629A   0433 G 20060718210753900 56 15 2207198+044805 39  +115 05
    90036 05 629A   0433 G 20060718211024800 56 15 2209471+044802 39  +115 05
    90038 05 638B   0433 G 20060718210417200 56 15 2200264+053919 39  +105 05
    90038 05 638B   0433 G 20060718210753900 56 15 2204029+054245 39  +105 05
    90038 05 638B   0433 G 20060718211024800 56 15 2206353+054447 39  +105 05
    90034 05 592A   0433 G 20060718211349900 56 15 1858465+013019 39  +105 05
    90034 05 592A   0433 G 20060718211646900 56 15 1901425+012655 39  +105 05
    90033 05 558A   0433 G 20060718212448800 56 15 1735431+045252 39  +115 05
    90054 95 586A   0433 G 20060718180454000 56 15 1136010+082712 39  +095 05
    90054 95 586A   0433 G 20060718215725700 56 15 1530305+061604 39  +095 05
    90031 05 546A   0433 G 20060718220316700 56 15 2251516+032718 39  +110 05
    90031 05 546A   0433 G 20060718220510200 56 15 2253432+032740 39  +110 05
    90043 05 835A   0433 G 20060718201615500 56 15 1506436+041009 39  +105 05
    90013 03 564A   0433 G 20060718202007000 56 15 1920048-023746 39  +080 05
    90053 05 551A   0433 G 20060718202254900 56 15 1436241-004335 39  +105 05
    90037 05 638A   0433 G 20060718200404400 56 15 2105329-103431 39  +093 05
    90042 05 828A   0433 G 20060718201020000 56 15 2004004+035234 39  +110 05
    90035 05 625A   0433 G 20060718192813800 56 15 1934330+051413 39  +105 05
    
    Strays seen:
    ----------------
    
    Intelsat 704 (geostationary) very close to #90035
    27380 02 007A   0433 G 20060718192813800 56 15 1933590+051656 39  +110 05
    Eutelsat W3A (geostationary) close to #90033
    28187 04 008A   0433 G 20060718212448800 56 15 1732081+052423 39  +105 05
    B-Sat 2C Sylda range 6200 kms
    27833 03 028D   0433 G 20060718174403600 56 15 1232233+260354 39  +085 05
    Surfsat rocket
    23711 95 059B   0433 G 20060718171215600 56 15 2117142-534423 39  +080 05
    Noaa 10 -  variable
    16969 86 073A   0433 G 20060718180724800 56 15 1143431+083958 39  +080 05
    
    
    Notes:
    ---------
    
    (1) XSS11 faded completely from view ( less than about 11th magnitude)
        shortly after the pass started. Not seen for rest of pass.
    
    (2) Lacrosse 5 did a very bright flare just before entering shadow.
    
    (3) Although a clear moonless night the geostationary satellites all
        seemed fainter than what I am used to. I eventually put this down
        to the telephoto lens used ( variable 15 to 150 mm). When I changed
        it from 100mm to 150mm focal length the sky backgroundcontrast
        improved and I definately gained some magnitude and the image did
        not seem so "soft".
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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