Corrections 27th Feb 2005

From: Greg Roberts (grr@iafrica.com)
Date: Wed Mar 02 2005 - 11:49:53 EST

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    Observations 27 Feb 2005  (corrections)
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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. Due to bright sky it is not worthwhile integrating
    more than 48 frames which is equivalent to an exposure of 0.96 seconds.
    
    Used with 145mm focal length f/2.5 lens giving a field of view of
    about 2.55 x 1.86 degrees and easily showing 12th magnitude stars.
    Not the best lens optically but the most useful in terms of field
    of view and magnitude penetration.
    
    Data recorded on DVD R/W disks - will be kept for 1 month and then
    re-used - just in case any queries as Im always making mistakes!
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude  33.94058 deg S,
    Elevation 10 metres - situated in Pinelands (Cape Town), South Africa
    
    Corrections:
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    5 positions were given for 90017 but at least four are wrong as
    the object actually observed was GALS #23717 95063A - Mike spotted
    this, so here are amended positions. The identification of 90017 still
    has to be verified by subsequent observations - if seen again :-))
    
    23717 95 063A   0433 F 20050227203004000 17 15 0725204+074410 39
    23717 95 063A   0433 F 20050227205517000 17 15 0750282+080919 39
    23717 95 063A   0433 F 20050227213506000 17 15 0830110+084404 39
    23717 95 063A   0433 F 20050227184028000 17 15 0536100+053951 39
    
    90017 03 780A   0433 F 20050227184028000 17 15 0536413+054932 39
    
    HIGH ALTITUDE UNKNOWN: (MOVING)
    
    This was identified by Mike as 73058B #06797 so here are amended
    positions
    
    06797 73 058B   0433 F 20050227183910400 17 15 0537407+054257 39
    06797 73 058B   0433 F 20050227183926500 17 15 0537465+054139 39
    06797 73 058B   0433 F 20050227183957100 17 15 0538035+053927 39
    06797 73 058B   0433 F 20050227184018000 17 15 0538193+053813 39
    06797 73 058B   0433 F 20050227184033900 17 15 0538236+053637 39
    06797 73 058B   0433 F 20050227184057100 17 15 0538375+053450 39
    06797 73 058B   0433 F 20050227184137400 17 15 0538598+053130 39
    
    Thanks also to Scott Campbell for his input for this object.
    
    Sorry about mid-identifications - I never realised there were so
    many observable satellites at geocentric ranges!
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
    
    
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