Obs 21 June 2005

From: Greg Roberts (grr@iafrica.com)
Date: Thu Jun 23 2005 - 11:53:54 EDT

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    Observations 21 June 2005:
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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 145mm focal length f/2.5 lens. Integrated for 48 frames
    which is equivalent to an exposure of 0.96 seconds. Operated with
    ELC setting on camera with AGC on.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude  33.94058 deg S,
    Elevation 10 metres - situated in Pinelands (Cape Town), South Africa
    
    
    
    28538 05 004B   0433 G 20050621161257800 56 15 0856271+152140 39
    28096 03 054B   0433 G 20050621161600300 56 15 0524454-561348 39
    28096 03 054B   0433 G 20050621161619500 56 15 0511111-593758 39
    22519 92 086C   0433 G 20050621161749400 56 15 1635219-653501 39  +045 05
    22519 92 086C   0433 G 20050621161826500 56 15 1722483-625022 39  +045 05
    22519 92 086C   0433 G 20050621161919300 56 15 1804059-590808 39  +045 05
    20322 89 089A   0433 G 20050621161831700 56 15 1727599-620037 39  +050 05
    04139 69 091B   0433 G 20050621162017900 56 15 1829331-563535 39  +045 05
    21798 91 082A   0433 G 20050621163338700 56 15 1726377-235643 39
    21798 91 082A   0433 G 20050621163437400 56 15 1654241-140856 39
    21798 91 082A   0433 G 20050621163625000 56 15 1604093+055819 39
    04322 70 008C   0433 G 20050621164106200 56 15 0522373-451824 39  +075 05
    21949 92 023A   0433 G 20050621164203800 56 15 0549043-410951 39  +060 05
    21949 92 023A   0433 G 20050621164305300 56 15 0637327-300459 39
    21949 92 023A   0433 G 20050621164351400 56 15 0708001-194821 39
    21949 92 023A   0433 G 20050621164450900 56 15 0739562-054117 39  +075 05
    14618 84 001H   0433 G 20050621164351400 56 15 0704013-192901 39  +070 05
    25017 97 064A   0433 G 20050621164818300 56 15 2145444-670501 39
    25017 97 064A   0433 G 20050621164904400 56 15 2021351-615733 39
    25017 97 064A   0433 G 20050621164948500 56 15 1927273-541351 39
    09415 76 091A   0433 G 20050621165726400 56 15 1401571+283348 39
    09415 76 091A   0433 G 20050621165758100 56 15 1359389+232346 39
    09415 76 091A   0433 G 20050621165856700 56 15 1355366+102626 39
    07816 75 043A   0433 G 20050621165933200 56 15 1341196+275914 39
    07816 75 043A   0433 G 20050621170108200 56 15 1330077+072116 39
    07816 75 043A   0433 G 20050621170211600 56 15 1320106-160637 39
    14112 83 056A   0433 G 20050621170424100 56 15 0658516-325548 39
    14112 83 056A   0433 G 20050621170519800 56 15 0650002-404053 39
    14112 83 056A   0433 G 20050621170611600 56 15 0637226-480912 39
    20344 89 061D   0433 G 20050621170721700 56 15 0840497+024933 39
    20344 89 061D   0433 G 20050621170802900 56 15 0938138+145911 39
    20344 89 061D   0433 G 20050621170834600 56 15 1020089+232438 39
    90016 03 766A   0433 G 20050621184250000 56 15 1329298+042425 39  +090 05
    90016 03 766A   0433 G 20050621193341500 56 15 1426406+023538 39
    90035 05 625A   0433 G 20050621184642100 56 15 1707323+051635 39
    27380 02 007A   0433 G 20050621184642100 56 15 1707340+051447 39
    90036 05 629A   0433 G 20050621184857900 56 15 1800336+031552 39
    90038 05 638B   0433 G 20050621184857900 56 15 1759077+020051 39
    90038 05 638B   0433 G 20050621185251500 56 15 1803030+020345 39
    90037 05 638A   0433 G 20050621185114100 56 15 1752410-054820 39
    90034 05 592A   0433 G 20050621185519800 56 15 1455320+053748 39
    90031 05 546A   0433 G 20050621191822000 56 15 1819419+044354 39
    27712 03 012B   0433 G 20050621192126000 56 15 1223026+033635 39
    90013 03 564A   0433 G 20050621192859300 56 15 1638241-012116 39
    27168 02 001A   0433 G 20050621193043700 56 15 1338194+032748 39
    27938 03 041B   0433 G 20050621183816700 56 15 1334167+030904 39
    28385 04 034B   0433 G 20050621193833900 56 15 1419451+255606 39
    28385 04 034B   0433 G 20050621194216600 56 15 1424455+233547 39
    28385 04 034B   0433 G 20050621194340100 56 15 1426324+224432 39
    14690 84 012A   0433 G 20050621194700700 56 15 1234558+301510 39
    14690 84 012A   0433 G 20050621194720900 56 15 1238131+285013 39
    23233 94 057A   0433 G 20050621171150400 56 15 0554280-425107 39
    23233 94 057A   0433 G 20050621171249000 56 15 0631151-323512 39
    23233 94 057A   0433 G 20050621171415400 56 15 0708393-155702 39
    14180 83 056G   0433 G 20050621171601100 56 15 0727332-054346 39
    14180 83 056G   0433 G 20050621171645200 56 15 0727140-100229 39
    14180 83 056G   0433 G 20050621171714900 56 15 0726398-131016 39
    24753 97 012A   0433 G 20050621171854800 56 15 1542224-040138 39
    24753 97 012A   0433 G 20050621171927400 56 15 1522596+045950 39
    24753 97 012A   0433 G 20050621171956300 56 15 1507550+121611 39
    10954 78 062B   0433 G 20050621171943800 56 15 1509374+105744 39  +050 05
    26906 01 040B   0433 G 20050621172044200 56 15 1504389+270600 39
    26906 01 040B   0433 G 20050621172125500 56 15 1522331+213006 39
    26906 01 040B   0433 G 20050621172217400 56 15 1546267+134731 39
    26906 01 040B   0433 G 20050621172304400 56 15 1609304+061841 39
    05678 71 110A   0433 G 20050621172535100 56 15 0710348-553149 39
    05678 71 110A   0433 G 20050621172558200 56 15 0650221-601257 39
    05678 71 110A   0433 G 20050621172629900 56 15 0613170-654537 39
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    25744 99 028A   0433 G 20050621174717900 56 15 0737066-141745 39
    25744 99 028A   0433 G 20050621174851000 56 15 0738504-201244 39
    25744 99 028A   0433 G 20050621175112100 56 15 0739350-300435 39
    23533 95 015A   0433 G 20050621175319800 56 15 0207525-855039 39
    23533 95 015A   0433 G 20050621175450100 56 15 1057115-685057 39
    23533 95 015A   0433 G 20050621175602000 56 15 1111477-383719 39
    23533 95 015A   0433 G 20050621175700600 56 15 1114031-124347 39
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    20322 89 089A   0433 G 20050621180159200 56 15 0716280-304955 39  +090 05
    20827 90 086B   0433 G 20050621180253000 56 15 0731153-261022 39  +080 05
    21798 91 082A   0433 G 20050621181544800 56 15 0948263-383011 39
    21798 91 082A   0433 G 20050621181615500 56 15 1002087-271436 39
    21798 91 082A   0433 G 20050621181657800 56 15 1014535-123254 39
    23947 96 038C   0433 G 20050621182224100 56 15 1122523+094238 39
    23947 96 038C   0433 G 20050621182412700 56 15 1137403+035505 39
    23947 96 038C   0433 G 20050621182532300 56 15 1147569-001158 39
    23947 96 038C   0433 G 20050621182657800 56 15 1158343-042649 39
    23947 96 038C   0433 G 20050621182820400 56 15 1208267-082034 39
    25724 99 023A   0433 G 20050621182853900 56 15 1210109-073437 39
    25724 99 023A   0433 G 20050621183021300 56 15 1236397-095558 39
    25724 99 023A   0433 G 20050621183154400 56 15 1304273-120936 39
    25724 99 023A   0433 G 20050621183349600 56 15 1339106-143148 39
    16631 86 014H   0433 G 20050621190200200 56 15 0920121-185804 39
    16631 86 014H   0433 G 20050621190316100 56 15 0914225-293258 39
    16631 86 014H   0433 G 20050621190414600 56 15 0906049-383310 39
    16623 86 014D   0433 G 20050621190456900 56 15 0845592-374240 39
    16623 86 014D   0433 G 20050621190539100 56 15 0836593-434119 39
    16623 86 014D   0433 G 20050621190616600 56 15 0826053-490248 39
    22519 92 086C   0433 G 20050621190924700 56 15 0430167-765009 39
    22519 92 086C   0433 G 20050621191026100 56 15 0216107-790425 39
    16591 86 014A   0433 G 20050621192507400 56 15 0812467-375031 39
    16591 86 014A   0433 G 20050621192540100 56 15 0804313-413630 39
    
    
    Notes:
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    (1) Despite full moon had no problems in tracking. Using the ELC
        (electronic light control) mode on the MINTRON I am now able
        to track under almost any lighting conditions without the field
        of view being flooded. Consequently I can now start tracking at
        the end of civil twilight ( ie sun 12 degrees below the horizon)
    
    (2) As sky was too bright for geostationary satellites I did the LEO
        satellites in CLASSFD.TLE. A few strays are included as it was
        sometimes necessary to identify them when they appeared in a
        predicted satellites field of view.
    
    (3) Re #90034 - six geostationary satellites should have been in the
        field of view - I could only see 4 so hope that identification
        of #90034 is correct.
    
    (4) There may be a mix-up with the identifcation of the NOSS 7 objects.
        My field of view is too narrow to see them at the same time so
        maybe mixed up but I dont think so.
    
    (5) A faint unknown was seen whilst waiting for a predicted object so
        positions only obtained over a very small arc before it faded out.
    
        Details are:
    
        17h27m09.2s UT RA 07h04m03.0s  Dec -24d57'47" (J2000)
        17h27m10.2s       07 04 26.3       -24 47 01
        17h27m11.1s       07 04 51.6       -24 35 49
    
        Mag about +10 and variable. Suspect its debri.No chance of getting
        it again.
    
    (6) Currently dont plan to track again till next sunday or monday
        evening -probably back to my geostationary search program.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
    
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