Optical 12 July 2007 Part 2

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Sat Jul 14 2007 - 07:06:50 EDT

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    Observations 12 July 2007: (Part 2 of 2)
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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 200mm focal length f/3.5 lens,integrating for 64 frames
    which is equivalent to an exposure of 1.28 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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    26906 01 040B   0433 G 20070712181637100 56 15 0639550-731410 39  +035 05
    26906 01 040B   0433 G 20070712181704000 56 15 0700420-764320 39  +035 05
    26906 01 040B   0433 G 20070712181737300 56 15 0755210-812042 39  +040 05
    10033 77 044A   0433 G 20070712181831100 56 15 0830420-364212 39  +080 05
    10033 77 044A   0433 G 20070712181919700 56 15 0857220-275345 39  +080 05
    10033 77 044A   0433 G 20070712182001900 56 15 0915440-195151 39  +080 05
    27168 02 001A   0433 G 20070712182537100 56 15 1552270+042031 39  +090 05
    27168 02 001A   0433 G 20070712182943500 56 15 1556310+041934 39  +090 05
    90037 05 638A   0433 G 20070712184609300 56 15 1918480-104059 39  +090 05
    90005 99 804A   0433 G 20070712190504500 56 15 1728570-030753 39  +105 05
    90033 05 558A   0433 G 20070712190958000 56 15 1458110+071322 39  +110 05
    90033 05 558A   0433 G 20070712191744300 56 15 1505540+070559 39  +110 05
    90053 05 551A   0433 G 20070712192630000 56 15 1257540+020241 39  +105 05
    
    Strays seen:
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    Cosmos 1782 steady
    16986 86 074A   0433 G 20070712163610500 56 15 2055290-602352 39  +040 05
    Cosmos 1624 steady
    15482 85 006A   0433 G 20070712164617100 56 15 1626350+025414 39  +055 05
    CZ-4B R/Body  steady
    27432 02 024C   0433 G 20070712165325000 56 15 2241040-685752 39  +040 05
    Globalstar M056 steady
    25945 99 058C   0433 G 20070712170244600 56 15 0826580-451338 39  +085 05
    Cosmos 1892 steady
    18421 87 088A   0433 G 20070712174307800 56 15 1258260+270849 39  +040 05
    Iridium 19 steady
    24965 97 056A   0433 G 20070712181611500 56 15 0642170-724540 39  +075 05
    Cosmos 1410 steady
    13589 82 096A   0433 G 20070712181615400 56 15 0643450-720841 39  +065 05
    Cosmos 2146 steady
    21302 91 033D   0433 G 20070712182816900 56 15 1557560+040550 39  +075 05
    SL-8 R/B steady
    15360 84 109B   0433 G 20070712184338300 56 15 1230320+043742 39  +070 05
    Breeze rocket body  steady  range 12470 kms
    28656 04 008C   0433 G 20070712185947000 56 15 1726570-022005 39  +102 05
    CZ-3B Rocket body  variable
    25405 98 044B   0433 G 20070712190355300 56 15 1728150-022625 39  +035 05
    
    
    Notes:
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    (1) This concludes observations for 12 July 2007.
    
    (2) Optical characteristics of strays only refers to the few seconds in
        which it took the object to cross the field of view so most likely
        does not represent the true variability.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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