Optical 12-13 June 2007 Part 1

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Thu Jun 14 2007 - 08:16:26 EDT

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    Observations 12-13 June 2007:
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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 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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    26906 01 040B   0433 G 20070612161352800 56 15 1209229-223539 39  +030 05
    26906 01 040B   0433 G 20070612161435600 56 15 1250584-333956 39  +030 05
    26906 01 040B   0433 G 20070612161515800 56 15 1336331-421447 39  +035 05
    21798 91 082A   0433 G 20070612162357500 56 15 1600115-451107 39  +050 05
    21798 91 082A   0433 G 20070612162530100 56 15 1426385-215755 39  +040 05
    21798 91 082A   0433 G 20070612162713300 56 15 1316289+094322 39  +035 05
    23533 95 015A   0433 G 20070612163128000 56 15 1752405-380048 39  +060 05
    23533 95 015A   0433 G 20070612163252500 56 15 1659181-283239 39  +045 05
    23533 95 015A   0433 G 20070612163354900 56 15 1622231-183641 39  +045 05
    23031 94 017B   0433 G 20070612163546800 56 15 1408400+101600 39  +045 05
    23031 94 017B   0433 G 20070612163646900 56 15 1312236+283815 39  +060 05
    24753 97 012A   0433 G 20070612163900000 56 15 1113091-430930 39  +050 05
    24753 97 012A   0433 G 20070612164039900 56 15 1036060+011420 39  +060 05
    24753 97 012A   0433 G 20070612164156700 56 15 1020016+220053 39  +065 05
    07816 75 043A   0433 G 20070612164349300 56 15 0505413-710150 39  +070 05
    07816 75 043A   0433 G 20070612164427700 56 15 0345246-695832 39  +060 05
    07816 75 043A   0433 G 20070612164440500 56 15 0324516-691603 39  +065 05
    10033 77 044A   0433 G 20070612165119900 56 15 2046371-721440 39  +065 05
    10033 77 044A   0433 G 20070612165204700 56 15 1944024-771826 39  +060 05
    10033 77 044A   0433 G 20070612165236700 56 15 1759184-802035 39  +055 05
    21775 91 076A   0433 G 20070612165652700 56 15 0803465-560222 39  +075 05
    21775 91 076A   0433 G 20070612165817200 56 15 0855377-514036 39  +075 05
    21775 91 076A   0433 G 20070612170111300 56 15 1013530-385715 39  +070 05
    14139 83 060C   0433 G 20070612170923500 56 15 0458023-741927 39  +095 05
    14139 83 060C   0433 G 20070612171053100 56 15 0713535-631324 39  +095 05
    14139 83 060C   0433 G 20070612171155800 56 15 0758416-502828 39  +100 05
    28637 05 011B   0433 G 20070612171357400 56 15 0709512-162618 39  +085 05
    28637 05 011B   0433 G 20070612171432000 56 15 0720248-083517 39  +075 05
    28637 05 011B   0433 G 20070612171519300 56 15 0731241+010437 39  +100 05
    29522 06 050A   0433 G 20070612172610800 56 15 0540205-595223 39  +070 05
    29522 06 050A   0433 G 20070612172656900 56 15 0634304-504149 39  +070 05
    29522 06 050A   0433 G 20070612172757000 56 15 0720296-345319 39  +070 05
    90013 03 564A   0433 G 20070612172141900 56 15 1353484+031543 39  +078 05
    27168 02 001A   0433 G 20070612173723900 56 15 1306210+052721 39  +095 05
    90037 05 638A   0433 G 20070612173920500 56 15 1610200-021814 39  +090 05
    90035 05 625A   0433 G 20070612174522100 56 15 1527457+051447 39  +115 05
    90033 05 558A   0433 G 20070612180018600 56 15 1148068+091120 39  +090 05
    90022 04 764A   0433 G 20070612180436700 56 15 1503590+102205 39  +075 05
    90030 05 544A   0433 G 20070612181119000 56 15 1127591+114754 39  +105 05
    90031 05 544A   0433 G 20070612181919500 56 15 1644581+052825 39  +105 05
    90038 05 638B   0433 G 20070612182454600 56 15 1659003+022415 39  +095 05
    90043 05 835A   0433 G 20070612183722200 56 15 1104353+063140 39  +110 05
    90042 05 828A   0433 G 20070612184159100 56 15 1611337+063956 39  +110 05
    90034 05 592A   0433 G 20070612184553700 56 15 1411547+070943 39  +115 05
    27712 03 012B   0433 G 20070612184914100 56 15 1515294+043125 39  +085 05
    90053 05 551A   0433 G 20070612185814500 56 15 1032073+065616 39  +110 05
    90054 95 586A   0433 G 20070612190100100 56 15 1007093+092344 39  +090 05
    90066 05 667A   0433 G 20070612190833200 56 15 1612066+054424 39  +085 05
    90036 05 629A   0433 G 20070612191756600 56 15 1755232+033400 39  +105 05
    90063 06 714A   0433 G 20070612192630900 56 15 1818179-040339 39  +115 05
    22519 92 086C   0433 G 20070612200111400 56 15 1122226+133525 39  +075 05
    22519 92 086C   0433 G 20070612200225600 56 15 1128366+094029 39  +070 05
    22519 92 086C   0433 G 20070612200443900 56 15 1141468-000216 39  +065 05
    90020 04 539A   0433 G 20070612201125800 56 15 0830553-505544 39  +075 05
    90020 04 539A   0433 G 20070612201222100 56 15 0858219-504145 39  +075 05
    90020 04 539A   0433 G 20070612201308200 56 15 0920552-501050 39  +070 05
    
    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20070613181412200 56 15 1100577+285149 39  +075 05
    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20070613181627800 56 15 1105438+264603 39  +075 05
    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20070613182020800 56 15 1115014+222724 39  +070 05
    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20070613182840000 56 15 1144317+065116 39  +055 05
    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20070613183527000 56 15 1252391-292110 39  +040 05
    90025 04 800A   0433 G 20070613193940900 56 15 0908108-381956 39  +070 05
    90025 04 800A   0433 G 20070613194442900 56 15 1119171-214606 39  +075 05
    90025 04 800A   0433 G 20070613195117200 56 15 1241463-015557 39  +085 05
    90025 04 800A   0433 G 20070613195348300 56 15 1300110+032555 39  +085 05
    
    Notes:
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    (1) After a long spell of cloud and rain the sky cleared,and as is usual
        under such circumstances the transparency and seeing was much
        better than usual so could not resist the temptation to track.
    
    (2) I hope to report all the other "strays seen" in the next day or two.
    
    (3) Discovered a new bright unknown geostationary in vicinity of
        #90036. I still have to do astrometric position determinations on
        the 3 minute arc secured 12 June and the 3.5 hour arc secured
        13 June to determine the exact orbit but it appears to be a true
        geostationary with low inclination.
    
    (4) XSS-11 rkt highly variable - usual behaviour.
    
    (5) #90033 variable about half magnitude range.
    
    (6) #90022 fairly regular bright flashes-invisible in between.
    
    (7) #90020 running late.
    
    (8) #90025 - last  two positions when satellite rather faint. As it
        was running rather late on predictions I could not use CoSaTrak
        in track mode so had to use it in stationary mode- in which mode
        it looses about 3-4 magnitudes sensitivity.
    
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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