Optical 25 July 2009

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Sun Jul 26 2009 - 13:06:50 UTC

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    Observations 25 JULY 2009
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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.
    
    Meade DSI Pro II Monochrome CCD camera without filters.
    using integration times of 5 sec min to 25 seconds maximum
    depending on brightness of sky in particular area.No image
    processing done, but some done automatically in the auto reduction
    software.
    
    Used with 4 inch SKYWATCHER refractor- model 1025 - fitted with home
    made focal reducer to give an f/2.56 system. Image scale is 6.56 arc
    sec/pixel and field of view 84.8 x 63.2 arc minutes. Shows 15th
    magnitude stars in real time with reasonably good conditions.
    
    Exposure time to nearest second inserted into image FITS header
    from PC clock which is automatically checked every minute against
    GPS signal.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude -33.94058 deg,
    Elevation 10 metres-situated in Pinelands (Cape Town),South Africa
    
    FOR CLASSFD.TLE:
    =====================
    04376 70 032A   0433 G 20090725203123000 16 15 1805532-031707 18  +123 03
    04376 70 032A   0433 G 20090725203504000 16 15 1809355-030944 18  +122 02
    04376 70 032A   0433 G 20090725203928000 16 15 1814024-030042 18  +118 02
    05204 71 039A   0433 G 20090725175732000 16 15 1921573-012557 39
    05204 71 039A   0433 G 20090725175910000 16 15 1923331-012158 39  +116 90
    05204 71 039A   0433 G 20090725180203000 16 15 1926280-011549 28  +120 03
    05851 72 010A   0433 G 20090725180339000 16 15 1942460-032859 87  +121 00
    05851 72 010A   0433 G 20090725180656000 16 15 1946014-032050 18  +115 02
    05851 72 010A   0433 G 20090725180917000 16 15 1948211-031505 28
    08482 75 118A   0433 G 20090725173634000 16 15 1934526-070605 38  +129 02
    08482 75 118A   0433 G 20090725174010000 16 15 1938292-065810 38  +137 19
    08482 75 118A   0433 G 20090725174617000 16 15 1944355-064401 28  +134 03
    14675 84 009A   0433 G 20090725183531000 16 15 1307126+015039 57  +112 01
    14675 84 009A   0433 G 20090725183636000 16 15 1308205+014833 28  +115 02
    20963 90 097B   0433 G 20090725181732000 16 15 2002049-091802 28  +108 01
    20963 90 097B   0433 G 20090725182107000 16 15 2005441-092055 28
    20963 90 097B   0433 G 20090725182445000 16 15 2009267-092336 18  +106 02
    23855 96 026A   0433 G 20090725203649000 16 15 1815283-031334 97
    23855 96 026A   0433 G 20090725203813000 16 15 1816595-031416 18
    23855 96 026A   0433 G 20090725203928000 16 15 1818139-031505 18
    23893 96 029A   0433 G 20090725210406500 16 15 0440013-745755 78  +079 01
    23945 96 038A   0433 G 20090725165124500 16 15 1246002-065155 88  +136 10
    23945 96 038A   0433 G 20090725170128500 16 15 1343045+103313 19  +118 05
    23945 96 038A   0433 G 20090725170717000 16 15 1400266+162129 28  +093 01
    23945 96 038A   0433 G 20090725171454000 16 15 1416395+215535 39  +084 03
    24737 97 008A   0433 G 20090725174846000 16 15 1521516+073651 48  +124 02
    24737 97 008A   0433 G 20090725175127000 16 15 1524317+073058 28  +123 02
    24737 97 008A   0433 G 20090725175411000 16 15 1527152+072443 28  +124 02
    25501 98 058A   0433 G 20090725202625000 16 15 1734362+024226 28  +141 13
    25501 98 058A   0433 G 20090725202807000 16 15 1736160+024114 28  +135 02
    25501 98 058A   0433 G 20090725202947000 16 15 1737540+024005 18  +135 02
    32378 07 060A   0433 G 20090725184026500 16 15 1228528-013351 69  +078 05
    32378 07 060A   0433 G 20090725184524500 16 15 1326184+111542 28  +118 01
    32378 07 060A   0433 G 20090725185258500 16 15 1418128+233722 28  +107 01
    33490 09 001A   0433 G 20090725164004000 16 15 1603597+022131 38  +095 01
    33490 09 001A   0433 G 20090725164318000 16 15 1607139+022048 38  +091 01
    33490 09 001A   0433 G 20090725164536000 16 15 1609323+022017 28  +089 01
    90040 05 683A   0433 G 20090725201010500 16 15 1527356-152805 28  +109 01
    90040 05 683A   0433 G 20090725201457500 16 15 1535190-142430 29  +110 02
    90040 05 683A   0433 G 20090725201702500 16 15 1538538-135338 18
    90077 07 757A   0433 G 20090725171741000 16 15 1500453-260147 38  +125 01
    90077 07 757A   0433 G 20090725172255000 16 25 1503711-261081 88  +111 47
    90077 07 757A   0433 G 20090725172609000 16 15 1505291-261601 28  +134 00
    90082 08 731A   0433 G 20090725194708500 16 15 1453074+175523 29  +145 15
    90082 08 731A   0433 G 20090725194937500 16 15 1459308+133414 38  +141 17
    90082 08 731A   0433 G 20090725195440500 16 15 1515187+012747 48  +116 11
    90082 08 731A   0433 G 20090725195709500 16 15 1525329-070526 39  +101 10
    90082 08 731A   0433 G 20090725195940000 16 15 1539024-182442 18  +131 00
    90082 08 731A   0433 G 20090725200213500 16 15 1559543-335459 78  +082 01
    90082 08 731A   0433 G 20090725200444500 16 15 1637325-523021 58  +095 16
    96058 96 558A   0433 G 20090725193545000 16 15 2113047-090918 38  +133 03
    96058 96 558A   0433 G 20090725194036000 16 15 2117409-085445 49  +119 11
    96058 96 558A   0433 G 20090725194450000 16 15 2121425-084255 38  +128 02
    
    Measured manually:
    23893 96 029A   0433 G 20090725210408000 56 15 0437449-745443 39  +080 05
    23947 96 038C   0433 G 20090725185824000 56 15 1239266+072642 39  +118 05
    23947 96 038C   0433 G 20090725190128000 56 15 1244535+041450 39  +116 05
    23947 96 038C   0433 G 20090725190349000 56 15 1249153+013000 39  +113 05
    23947 96 038C   0433 G 20090725190528000 56 15 1252239-003708 39  +112 05
    23947 96 038C   0433 G 20090725190807000 56 15 1257447-042714 39  +109 05
    
    
    STRAYS SEEN:
    ==================
    METEOSAT 5
    21140 91 015B   0433 G 20090725203348000 16 15 1810336-031955 58  +143 05
    21140 91 015B   0433 G 20090725203928000 16 15 1816066-033242 48  +133 03
    SL-12 R/B(2)
    23778 96 005D   0433 G 20090725180444000 16 15 1945142-033729 28  +128 02
    23778 96 005D   0433 G 20090725180917000 16 15 1949412-034442 28  +125 05
    GORIZONT 21
    20923 90 094A   0433 G 20090725173634000 16 15 1932250-070530 38
    20923 90 094A   0433 G 20090725173746000 16 15 1933391-070652 28  +129 02
    THURAYA 2
    27825 03 026A   0433 G 20090725164004000 16 15 1603547+022154 38  +116 03
    27825 03 026A   0433 G 20090725164536000 16 15 1609280+022031 28  +110 01
    BREEZE M R/B
    29254 06 032B   0433 G 20090725182847000 16 15 1843545+023918 18  +128 01
    29254 06 032B   0433 G 20090725182943000 16 15 1844241+023534 58  +150 24
    LES 8/9/SOL 11A
    13753 76 023K   0433 G 20090725192313000 16 15 1450128-074633 38  +140 03
    13753 76 023K   0433 G 20090725192701000 16 15 1454063-075524 18  +140 01
    13753 76 023K   0433 G 20090725193214000 16 15 1459287-080714 78  +135 04
    BREEZE M DEBRI(TANK) (measured manually)
    31103 07 009B   0433 G 20090725200346000 56 15 1636509-523405 39  +110 05
    
    Notes:
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    (1) Another perfect night.
    
    (2) All measuring done with APEX unless otherwise stated    - Apex = code 
    16, manual = code 56
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
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