Obs 23 March 2004-part 1

From: Greg Roberts (grr@iafrica.com)
Date: Wed Mar 24 2004 - 11:33:38 EST

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    Observations 23 Mar 2004:Part 1
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    Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System), 1004x low
    light level CCD surveillance camera (0.003 lux) with 145mm focal
    length f/2.5 lens with focal length reducer, field of view
    1.89 x 1.43 degrees.
    
    Conditions good - about as good as they get.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude  33.94058 deg S,
    Elevation 10 metres - situated in Pinelands (Cape Town), South Africa
    
    
    11389 79 050A   0433 G 20040323172044300 56 15 1442340-582933 39 S+067 05
    11389 79 050A   0433 G 20040323172331100 56 15 1113218-474509 39 S+065 05
    11389 79 050A   0433 G 20040323172517600 56 15 0917471-145147 39 S+060 05
    23533 95 015A   0433 G 20040323172713000 56 15 0809238-351805 39 S+049 05
    23533 95 015A   0433 G 20040323172759500 56 15 0734143-142505 39 S+058 05
    23533 95 015A   0433 G 20040323172844600 56 15 0710580+031249 39 S+065 05
    90019 03 790B   0433 G 20040323173133000 56 15 0837597+305657 39 R+075 05
    90019 03 790B   0433 G 20040323173240300 56 15 0900489+282748 39 R+069 05
    90019 03 790B   0433 G 20040323173452400 56 15 0944500+232531 39 R+068 05
    25744 99 028A   0433 G 20040323173552800 56 15 1026483-264142 39 R+045 05
    25744 99 028A   0433 G 20040323173742600 56 15 1034330-160124 39 R+045 05
    25744 99 028A   0433 G 20040323173914600 56 15 1040556-080126 39 R+050 05
    25615 98 055C   0433 G 20040323174032400 56 15 1356407-392001 39 S+072 05
    25615 98 055C   0433 G 20040323174102500 56 15 1337180-351924 39 S+072 05
    25615 98 055C   0433 G 20040323174200000 56 15 1304238-261206 39 S+071 05
    14729 84 012D   0433 G 20040323175230000 56 15 0352454-182600 39 S+084 05
    14729 84 012D   0433 G 20040323175329200 56 15 0452292-010138 39 S+086 05
    14729 84 012D   0433 G 20040323175431400 56 15 0547151+163444 39 S+087 05
    25725 99 023B   0433 G 20040323175632600 56 15 0600061+271621 39 R+058 05
    25725 99 023B   0433 G 20040323175847200 56 15 0649368+212625 39 R+057 05
    25725 99 023B   0433 G 20040323180051400 56 15 0733186+154138 39 R+056 05
    25489 98 055A   0433 G 20040323180314600 56 15 1419381-605157 39 S+081 05
    25489 98 055A   0433 G 20040323180426900 56 15 1240019-484659 39 S+080 05
    25489 98 055A   0433 G 20040323180544900 56 15 1130063-252311 39 S+075 05
    05679 71 110B   0433 G 20040323181246000 56 15 0233497-800538 39 S+045 05
    05679 71 110B   0433 G 20040323181513200 56 15 0830535-444020 39 S+043 05
    05679 71 110B   0433 G 20040323181721500 56 15 0916282+015350 39 S+041 05
    23233 94 057A   0433 G 20040323182946400 56 15 0215550-062614 39 S+082 05
    23233 94 057A   0433 G 20040323182929900 56 15 0211470-085200 39 S+082 05
    90013 03 564A   0433 G 20040323182700000 56 15 0941007+105111 39 S+076 05
    21798 91 082A   0433 G 20040323183427500 56 15 2150531-762745 39 S+073 05
    21798 91 082A   0433 G 20040323183653000 56 15 0403382-571601 39 S+056 05
    21798 91 082A   0433 G 20040323183841000 56 15 0456242-165018 39 S+057 05
    23862 96 029D   0433 G 20040323184020000 56 15 1639143-684351 39 S+072 05
    23862 96 029D   0433 G 20040323184055900 56 15 1546589-651244 39 S+072 05
    23862 96 029D   0433 G 20040323184128000 56 15 1510550-605734 39 S+071 05
    23908 96 029C   0433 G 20040323184020000 56 15 1643084-685254 39 S+072 05
    23908 96 029C   0433 G 20040323184055900 56 15 1549445-652557 39 S+072 05
    23908 96 029C   0433 G 20040323184128000 56 15 1512544-611325 39 S+071 05
    23936 96 029E   0433 G 20040323184020000 56 15 1649252-690707 39 S+073 05
    23936 96 029E   0433 G 20040323184055900 56 15 1555156-655124 39 S+072 05
    23936 96 029E   0433 G 20040323184128000 56 15 1517301-614726 39 S+071 05
    24753 97 012A   0433 G 20040323184503500 56 15 1008162-820653 39 S+054 05
    24753 97 012A   0433 G 20040323184631400 56 15 0735338-523351 39 S+053 05
    24753 97 012A   0433 G 20040323184813700 56 15 0705365-052434 39 S+054 05
    
    Notes:
    ~~~~~~
    (1) Still to report:
           DMSP F16
           STEX - 2nd pass
           #031017 - 2nd pass
           USA 144 - 2nd pass
           USA 125 rocket
    
    (2) Time system is now GPS derived - so much easier than using
        radio time signals!
    
    (3) Gucci the cat is now a "qualified" assistant- he knows how
        to activate the mouse when playing with it, always knows
        which piece of paper I am writing on by promptly lying on
        it, follows the mouse cursor on the monitor screen and in
        the process walking on the pc keyboard, considers anything
        looking like a writing tool to be a toy and finally keeps
        on butting me all the time with his head which makes typing
        difficult. He also has a habit of continually looking up at
        the ceiling - maybe he sees"martians" - with a little more
        training he will be tracking satellites :-))
    
    (4) NOSS 2-3 satellites now playing "follow my leader"since I
        last observed them - no longer station keeping ?
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
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