Obs 20/21 March 2006 Part 2- last

From: Greg Roberts (grr@iafrica.com)
Date: Wed Mar 22 2006 - 09:23:11 EST

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    Observations 20/21 March 2006:(part 2)
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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,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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    90046 05 864A   0433 G 20060320174516000 56 15 1421145-682436 39  +055 05
    90046 05 864A   0433 G 20060320174520300 56 15 1424280-680148 39  +055 05
    90046 05 864A   0433 G 20060320174524900 56 15 1428019-673620 39  +055 05
    14180 83 056G   0433 G 20060321000913500 56 15 2258194-734403 39  +070 05
    14180 83 056G   0433 G 20060321000939800 56 15 2251091-705715 39  +075 05
    14180 83 056G   0433 G 20060321001036300 56 15 2243142-653255 39  +075 05
    14144 83 056D   0433 G 20060321001518200 56 15 2317164-705032 39  +080 05
    14144 83 056D   0433 G 20060321001554000 56 15 2306342-672854 39  +080 05
    14144 83 056D   0433 G 20060321001607100 56 15 2303331-661708 39  +085 05
    16623 86 014D   0433 G 20060321001900300 56 15 1914360-471537 39  +085 05
    16623 86 014D   0433 G 20060321001928500 56 15 1933447-474214 39  +090 05
    16631 86 014H   0433 G 20060321001953000 56 15 1935530-414922 39  +080 05
    16631 86 014H   0433 G 20060321002009900 56 15 1945462-421111 39  +080 05
    16631 86 014H   0433 G 20060321002028600 56 15 1956175-423106 39  +080 05
    16624 86 014E   0433 G 20060321002141500 56 15 2040480-471215 39  +110 05
    16624 86 014E   0433 G 20060321002159900 56 15 2049342-465541 39  +115 05
    14112 83 056A   0433 G 20060321002350500 56 15 0159556-751016 39  +100 05
    14112 83 056A   0433 G 20060321002422400 56 15 0112058-731522 39  +095 05
    14112 83 056A   0433 G 20060321002450700 56 15 0041012-711000 39  +095 05
    23937 96 029F   0433 G 20060321003603700 56 15 1934250-314345 39  +105 05
    23937 96 029F   0433 G 20060321003647500 56 15 1958266-340545 39  +105 05
    23937 96 029F   0433 G 20060321003734000 56 15 2022426-354936 39  +110 05
    
    Strays seen:
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    Delta 1 rocket
    06921 73 086B   0433 G 20060320175910300 56 15 0929405+152035 39  +085 05
    TSX-5
    26374 00 030A   0433 G 20060320181059200 56 15 1002417+165217 39  +050 05
    Iridium 77
    25471 98 051E   0433 G 20060320181257600 56 15 1020335+173849 39  +060 05
    Delta rocket
    14051 83 041B   0433 G 20060320190153100 56 15 0710570+213519 39  +050 05
    Eutelsat W5  geostationary
    27554 02 051A   0433 G 20060320210716300 56 15 1406189+050718 39  +095 05
    Sirius 2 geostationary
    25049 97 071A   0433 G 20060320222433000 56 15 1028424+052542 39  +090 05
    Cosmos 1366 geostationary flashing
    13177 82 044A   0433 G 20060321002645300 56 15 1809127-093902 39  +090 05
    13177 82 044A   0433 G 20060321003119900 56 15 1813595-094513 39  +095 05
    Cosmos 13377  variable +8 to invisible
    13377 82 073C   0433 G 20060321002422400 56 15 0106577-724838 39  +080 05
    H-2a rocket  range 6670 kms
    28938 06 004B   0433 G 20060321010153200 56 15 1331058-163654 39  +035 05
    
    Notes:
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    (1) The unknown - #91058 - reported yesterday was #90046 running about
        28 seconds late - dont know why GUIDE did not show this. Many thanks
        to Mike for catching this.
    
    (2) Observations of Noss 7(E) #16624 required a little imagination to
         see as very faint  - was quite easy in real time.
    
    (3) Unable to measure USA40r on second pass as too faint - cant see it
         in the DVD recording.
    
    (4) Position of TIPS (#23937) refers to centre of tether. Observed at
         an elevation of around 12 degrees so rather faint.
    
    Correction:
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        In my previous message I said the element set for #90020 used with
        INT2 was 8 months old - I should have said 6 months.
        
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
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