Optical 13 July 2010

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Wed Jul 14 2010 - 14:29:56 UTC

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    Observations 13 JULY 2010
    ----------------------------
    
    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 CLASSIFIED.TLE:
    =====================
    RHYOLITE 1
    04418 70 046A   0433 G 20100713180055000 16 15 1916506-010325 28  +116 03
    04418 70 046A   0433 G 20100713180249000 16 15 1918428-005928 28  +118 02
    04418 70 046A   0433 G 20100713180342000 16 15 1919355-005725 38  +118 02
    CANYON 3
    04510 70 069A   0433 G 20100713190723000 16 15 1334436-144428 78  +136 48
    04510 70 069A   0433 G 20100713190828000 16 15 1336045-144413 58  +133 04
    04510 70 069A   0433 G 20100713190927000 16 15 1337185-144358 28  +134 02
    04510 70 069A   0433 G 20100713191007000 16 15 1338091-144346 28  +135 06
    RHYOLITE 2
    06380 73 013A   0433 G 20100713180629000 16 15 1904193-041740 28
    06380 73 013A   0433 G 20100713180726000 16 15 1905164-041538 28
    06380 73 013A   0433 G 20100713180807000 16 15 1905567-041415 28
    CANYON 6R  regular variable ?
    07964 75 055B   0433 G 20100713191428000 16 15 1325100-113643 28
    07964 75 055B   0433 G 20100713191537000 16 15 1326297-114051 28
    07964 75 055B   0433 G 20100713191621000 16 15 1327239-114543 97
    DSP-F6R2
    08918 76 059C   0433 G 20100713185659000 16 15 1404044-071538 38  +138 03
    08918 76 059C   0433 G 20100713185902000 16 15 1406098-072013 58  +130 29
    08918 76 059C   0433 G 20100713185958000 16 15 1406317-072235 68  +140 04
    RHYOLITE 4
    10787 78 038A   0433 G 20100713185202000 16 15 1458229-050059 28  +117 02
    10787 78 038A   0433 G 20100713185301000 16 15 1459223-050244 28  +116 02
    10787 78 038A   0433 G 20100713185409000 16 15 1500312-050442 28
    10787 78 038A   0433 G 20100713185448000 16 15 1501113-050552 18  +116 02
    VORTEX 4
    14675 84 009A   0433 G 20100713193944500 16 15 1317100+012653 28  +122 04
    14675 84 009A   0433 G 20100713194030500 16 15 1317582+012538 58  +122 08
    14675 84 009A   0433 G 20100713194121500 16 15 1318512+012328 19  +111 08
    EUTELSAT 1 F5
    19331 88 063B   0433 G 20100713195254000 16 15 1415351+060356 28  +125 05
    19331 88 063B   0433 G 20100713195443000 16 15 1417204+055852 28  +128 03
    19331 88 063B   0433 G 20100713195546000 16 15 1418184+055309 28  +124 04
    VORTEX 6
    19976 89 035A   0433 G 20100713165355000 16 15 1432552+032013 28  +117 40
    19976 89 035A   0433 G 20100713165522000 16 15 1434424+031713 28  +112 10
    19976 89 035A   0433 G 20100713165612000 16 15 1435435+031532 38
    VORTEX 6R
    19983 89 035B   0433 G 20100713183552000 16 15 1453281+014450 48  +144 04
    19983 89 035B   0433 G 20100713183712000 16 15 1454510+014238 98
    19983 89 035B   0433 G 20100713183852000 16 15 1456343+013951 38  +138 02
    19983 89 035B   0433 G 20100713184955000 16 15 1508049+012215 38  +133 02
    MAGNUM 2
    20355 89 090B   0433 G 20100713175046000 16 15 1923280-075150 38
    20355 89 090B   0433 G 20100713175148000 16 15 1924336-075416 28
    20355 89 090B   0433 G 20100713175220000 16 15 1925067-075530 28  +096 00
    UFO-F2
    22787 93 056A   0433 G 20100713173011000 16 15 1455300+054824 68  +135 04
    22787 93 056A   0433 G 20100713173133000 16 15 1456517+054528 38  +131 03
    22787 93 056A   0433 G 20100713173252000 16 15 1458105+054242 88  +132 04
    22787 93 056A   0433 G 20100713173416000 16 15 1459335+053936 78  +162 08
    22787 96 056A   0433 G 20100713174125000 16 15 1506401+052355 29  +136 25
    DSCS3-08
    22915 93 074A   0433 G 20100713182458000 16 15 1755570+031309 18  +129 01
    22915 93 074A   0433 G 20100713182603000 16 15 1757010+031121 28  +127 02
    22915 93 074A   0433 G 20100713182657000 16 15 1757554+030952 18  +141 02
    MILSTAR 1R
    22989 94 009B   0433 G 20100713193231500 16 15 1439395+121122 28
    22989 94 009B   0433 G 20100713193308500 16 15 1440176+121044 38
    22989 94 009B   0433 G 20100713193349500 16 15 1440586+120959 47
    DSCS3-9R2
    23648 95 038C   0433 G 20100713175626000 16 15 1908161-051235 28
    23648 95 038C   0433 G 20100713175733000 16 15 1909258-051440 38  +134 02
    23648 95 038C   0433 G 20100713175828000 16 15 1910218-051611 38
    23648 95 038C   0433 G 20100713175914000 16 15 1911086-051738 28
    MILSTAR 2R
    23713 95 060B   0433 G 20100713193530500 16 15 1349060+094802 87  +122 05
    23713 95 060B   0433 G 20100713193643500 16 15 1350200+094456 97
    23713 95 060B   0433 G 20100713193723500 16 15 1350579+094321 67  +118 05
    MERCURY 2
    23855 96 026A   0433 G 20100713165908000 16 15 1320245+045016 28  +119 02
    23855 96 026A   0433 G 20100713170012000 16 15 1321363+044722 28  +112 00
    23855 96 026A   0433 G 20100713170103000 16 15 1322330+044505 28  +115 00
    23855 96 026A   0433 G 20100713170142000 16 15 1323167+044319 28  +115 00
    23855 96 026A   0433 G 20100713184326000 16 15 1516529+002356 18
    MENTOR 2
    25336 98 029A   0433 G 20100713164007500 16 15 1108108+082257 28
    25336 98 029A   0433 G 20100713164140000 16 15 1109430+081929 28
    25336 98 029A   0433 G 20100713164241000 16 15 1110430+081714 28
    25336 98 029A   0433 G 20100713164317000 16 15 1111205+081557 28
    25336 98 029A   0433 G 20100713164354000 16 15 1111562+081428 18
    MENTOR 2R
    25337 98 029B   0433 G 20100713184629000 16 15 1531077-015620 28  +110 00
    25337 98 029B   0433 G 20100713184725000 16 15 1532027-015820 28  +111 01
    25337 98 029B   0433 G 20100713184800000 16 15 1532373-015935 18
    DSCS3-12
    26575 00 065A   0433 G 20100713195148000 16 15 1414187+060706 28  +115 05
    26575 00 065A   0433 G 20100713195254000 16 15 1415356+060652 28  +115 03
    26575 00 065A   0433 G 20100713195443000 16 15 1417250+060626 28  +115 04
    26575 00 065A   0433 G 20100713195546000 16 15 1418275+060603 28  +114 03
    MILSTAR 5
    27168 02 001A   0433 G 20100713173557000 16 15 1507385+053950 58  +101 03
    27168 02 001A   0433 G 20100713173711000 16 15 1508554+053820 28
    27168 02 001A   0433 G 20100713173814000 16 15 1510000+053715 18
    UFO F10
    25967 99 063A   0433 G 20100713181205000 16 15 1851568+023355 97  +114 01
    25967 99 063A   0433 G 20100713181344000 16 15 1853356+023304 57
    25967 99 063A   0433 G 20100713181604000 16 15 1855558+023154 97
    25967 99 063A   0433 G 20100713181739000 16 15 1857319+023101 37  +113 00
    DSP-F22R3
    28161 04 004D   0433 G 20100713181938000 16 15 1857139+032722 28  +143 05
    28161 04 004D   0433 G 20100713182214000 16 15 1859489+032526 38  +143 03
    USA 202
    33490 09 001A   0433 G 20100713171339000 16 15 1549190+024358 17
    33490 09 001A   0433 G 20100713171416000 16 15 1549564+024354 18
    33490 09 001A   0433 G 20100713171452000 16 15 1550372+024341 27  +090 01
    WGS F2
    34713 09 017A   0433 G 20100713170925000 16 15 1656186+051734 68
    34713 09 017A   0433 G 20100713171014000 16 15 1657071+051719 28
    34713 09 017A   0433 G 20100713171054000 16 15 1657466+051718 28
    PAN
    35815 09 047A   0433 G 20100713170502000 16 15 1503417+052809 28
    35815 09 047A   0433 G 20100713170552000 16 15 1504316+052807 18  +138 01
    35815 09 047A   0433 G 20100713170705000 16 15 1505442+052809 18  +135 34
    WGS F3
    36108 09 068A   0433 G 20100713194344500 16 15 1404371+052732 28
    36108 09 068A   0433 G 20100713194519500 16 15 1406127+052729 18  +137 01
    UNKNOWN 96031
    96031 96 531A   0433 G 20100713172042000 16 15 1725448-020357 28  +138 02
    96031 96 531A   0433 G 20100713172221000 16 15 1727266-020224 38  +131 03
    96031 96 531A   0433 G 20100713172300000 16 15 1728067-020144 28
    UNKNOWN 96041  - always an easy brightish object
    96041 96 541A   0433 G 20100713171708000 16 15 1547267-075115 28
    96041 96 541A   0433 G 20100713171750000 16 15 1548094-075256 38
    96041 96 541A   0433 G 20100713171835000 16 15 1548554-075440 38  +132 02
    UNKNOWN 96094
    96094 96 594A   0433 G 20100713172453000 16 15 1658168-083724 28  +127 02
    96094 96 594A   0433 G 20100713172620000 16 15 1659317-083932 38  +128 02
    96094 96 594A   0433 G 20100713172715000 16 15 1700190-084054 38
    
    
    STRAYS SEEN:
    ==============
    COSMOS 2350
    25315 98 025A   0433 G 20100713180055000 16 15 1915194-010550 28  +124 03
    25315 98 025A   0433 G 20100713180249000 16 15 1917089-010856 28  +124 03
    25315 98 025A   0433 G 20100713180342000 16 15 1918022-011022 38  +128 03
    COSMOS 2436 GLONASS
    32395 07 065C   0433 G 20100713185902000 16 15 1405578-065422 18
    32395 07 065C   0433 G 20100713185958000 16 15 1406322-072836 28  +160 07
    SL-12 R/B
    20502 90 016D   0433 G 20100713183712000 16 25 1456259+014615 39  +116 10
    20502 90 016D   0433 G 20100713183852000 16 15 1457522+014017 78  +146 07
    20502 90 016D   0433 G 20100713184955000 16 15 1508357+005921 29  +135 12
    XTAR-EUR
    28542 05 005A   0433 G 20100713173011000 16 15 1457440+053034 28
    28542 05 005A   0433 G 20100713173133000 16 15 1459033+053035 18
    28542 05 005A   0433 G 20100713173252000 16 15 1500220+053035 28  +117 02
    28542 05 005A   0433 G 20100713173416000 16 15 1501463+053029 18  +137 02
    ASTRA 2B
    26494 00 054A   0433 G 20100713173133000 16 15 1455173+052724 18  +130 00
    26494 00 054A   0433 G 20100713173252000 16 15 1456363+052721 28  +132 06
    26494 00 054A   0433 G 20100713173416000 16 15 1457599+052722 28
    26494 00 054A   0433 G 20100713174125000 16 15 1505111+052718 18  +138 25
    ASTRA 2A
    25462 98 050A   0433 G 20100713173133000 16 15 1455275+053508 28  +132 03
    25462 98 050A   0433 G 20100713173252000 16 15 1456469+053506 28  +127 04
    25462 98 050A   0433 G 20100713173416000 16 15 1458108+053504 18
    25462 98 050A   0433 G 20100713174125000 16 15 1505218+053455 18  +129 25
    EUROBIRD
    26719 01 011A   0433 G 20100713173133000 16 15 1456475+052754 28  +127 01
    26719 01 011A   0433 G 20100713173252000 16 15 1458068+052752 28
    26719 01 011A   0433 G 20100713173416000 16 15 1459308+052750 18
    26719 01 011A   0433 G 20100713174125000 16 15 1506415+052735 18
    ARTEMIS
    26863 01 029A   0433 G 20100713183046000 16 15 1524175+074042 29  +124 05
    26863 01 029A   0433 G 20100713183158000 16 15 1525288+073743 48  +135 02
    26863 01 029A   0433 G 20100713183304000 16 15 1526343+073454 58  +133 08
    INTELSAT 904
    27380 02 007A   0433 G 20100713170925000 16 15 1655515+051557 38
    27380 02 007A   0433 G 20100713171014000 16 15 1656402+051555 28
    27380 02 007A   0433 G 20100713171054000 16 15 1657198+051554 28
    ATLANTIC BIRD 1
    27508 02 040A   0433 G 20100713194344500 16 15 1403046+052123 28
    27508 02 040A   0433 G 20100713194519500 16 15 1404406+052122 28  +141 02
    ARIANE 5 DEB (SYLDA)
    33753 09 008E   0433 G 20100713164007500 16 15 1107412+081852 28
    33753 09 008E   0433 G 20100713164241000 16 15 1109103+082027 68
    33753 09 008E   0433 G 20100713164317000 16 15 1109331+082045 28
    33753 09 008E   0433 G 20100713164354000 16 15 1109554+082109 18
    DFH3-2
    24798 97 021A   0433 G 20100713182458000 16 15 1758392+030751 88  +117 05
    THURAYA 2
    27825 03 026A   0433 G 20100713171339000 16 15 1549114+024401 17  +111 00
    27825 03 026A   0433 G 20100713171416000 16 15 1549490+024359 18  +112 00
    27825 03 026A   0433 G 20100713171452000 16 15 1550300+024344 27  +110 01
    EUTELSAT W7
    36101 09 065A   0433 G 20100713170502000 16 15 1503529+052627 28
    36101 09 065A   0433 G 20100713170552000 16 15 1504429+052624 18  +128 01
    36101 09 065A   0433 G 20100713170705000 16 15 1505555+052625 18
    EUTELSAT W4
    26369 00 028A   0433 G 20100713170502000 16 15 1504479+052533 28  +127 04
    26369 00 028A   0433 G 20100713170552000 16 15 1505378+052532 18
    26369 00 028A   0433 G 20100713170705000 16 15 1506504+052531 18
    SL-12 R/B(2)
    17874 84 016F   0433 G 20100713172620000 16 15 1657254-084638 38  +129 06
    17874 84 016F   0433 G 20100713172715000 16 15 1658218-084824 87
    
    NOTES:
    =======
    (1) A rare partially clear night for Cape Town this time of the year where
    it is continually cold, coldy, everything wet and raining- real miserable
    place!
    
    (2) Conditions good but eventually had to stop as dew heaters on the
    lenses could not prevent misting over. Magnitudes towards end are suspect
    as a result of this.
    
    (3) No sign of UFO-F11 -- has it moved in the recent reshuffle of some
    satellites?
    
    (4) No idea when next Ill observe - long range weather prediction has same 
    weather
    till at least the weekend ---have been promised some "new" equipment ( 2 
    video
    cameras) but at this stage dont have any further details other than the 
    stuff costs
    10x what I paid for my best video camera - and apparently Im getting it free 
    so who's
    to complain:-))
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
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