Optical 18 March 2011

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Sat Mar 19 2011 - 11:10:09 UTC

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    Observations 18 Mar 2011
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    Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System).
    Camera mount now carries two systems that can be operated
    together as two totally different sytems and computers used.
    Generally the DSI Pro II camera will be used for high altitude
    slow moving objects. Tests seem to indicate that its sensitivity
    is comparable to the MINTRON ( possibly better) but as its not
    possible (?) to time stamp to better than 1 second accuracy the
    time resolution is not good enough for LEO objects.
    
     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 25mm focal length f/1.8 lens,integrating for 128 fields
    which is equivalent to a max exposure of 2.56 seconds maximum
    per image, but dependent on sky brightness. Field of view
    14.4 x 10.8 degrees.
    Individual frames are video time stamped with GPS derived signal.
    Images processed and measured manually.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude -33.94058 deg,
    Elevation 10 metres-situated in Pinelands (Cape Town),South Africa
    
    FOR CLASSFD.TLE:
    ---------------------------
    OFEQ 7
    31601 07 025A   0433 F 20110318173932600 56 15 0946540-004358 39  +055 05
    31601 07 025A   0433 F 20110318174008700 56 15 0842010-100641 39  +050 05
    31601 07 025A   0433 F 20110318174026400 56 15 0753050-161738 39  +045 05
    31601 07 025A   0433 F 20110318174035500 56 15 0722570-194200 39  +060 05
    OTV-2
    37375 11 010A   0433 F 20110318174708200 56 15 2203090-712403 39  +065 05
    37375 11 010A   0433 F 20110318174721300 56 15 2046590-750217 39  +060 05
    37375 11 010A   0433 F 20110318174740600 56 15 1817410-755211 39  +055 05
    37375 11 010A   0433 F 20110318174802600 56 15 1617090-710140 39  +050 05
    37375 11 010A   0433 F 20110318174824800 56 15 1521160-641855 39  +045 05
    37375 11 010A   0433 F 20110318174917600 56 15 1433590-501050 39  +045 05
    NOSS 2-3 (D)
    23862 96 029D   0433 F 20110318184202800 56 15 1005310-350428 39  +035 05
    23862 96 029D   0433 F 20110318184219400 56 15 1011320-282245 39  +035 05
    SBSS 1
    37168 10 048A   0433 F 20110318184347900 56 15 0951470-324454 39  +065 05
    37168 10 048A   0433 F 20110318184430700 56 15 1008100-574110 39  +050 05
    37168 10 048A   0433 F 20110318184501100 56 15 1038300-715934 39  +050 05
    LACROSSE 2
    21147 91 017A   0433 F 20110318184625500 56 15 0320080-064348 39  +040 05
    21147 91 017A   0433 F 20110318184715500 56 15 0358540+054021 39  +040 05
    21147 91 017A   0433 F 20110318184802800 56 15 0432380+170316 39  +040 05
    
    STRAYS SEEN:
    ---------------------------
    SL-16 R/B
    27006 01 056F   0433 F 20110318174037900 56 15 0716400-141518 39  +035 05
    SL-16 R/B
    16182 85 097B   0433 F 20110318174804400 56 15 1546390-695441 39  +040 05
    SL-16 R/B
    17590 87 027B   0433 F 20110318174938600 56 15 1409130-511246 39  +035 05
    RESURS 01-N4
    25394 98 043A   0433 F 20110318180438600 56 15 0100390-453435 39  +070 05
    IRIDIUM 66
    25289 98 021E   0433 F 20110318180557500 56 15 0115030-460755 39  +055 05
    COBE  regular flashing
    20322 89 089A   0433 F 20110318180927700 56 15 0050130-453835 39  +060 05
    NOAA 16 steady
    26536 00 055A   0433 F 20110318181836300 56 15 0819400-013329 39  +045 05
    SL-3 R/B steady
    13819 83 010B   0433 F 20110318181940900 56 15 0853440-040816 39  +035 05
    SL-8 R/B steady
    06149 72 062B   0433 F 20110318182237300 56 15 0833470-082348 39  +045 05
    METEOR PRORODA
    12585 81 065A   0433 F 20110318182542000 56 15 0749030-025737 39  +030 05
    DELTA 2 R/B(1)
    25510 98 061C   0433 F 20110318182832000 56 15 0850470+040059 39  +035 05
    ATLAS 2A Cent R steady
    26389 00 034B   0433 F 20110318182954000 56 15 0900010+040754 39  +045 05
    SL-8 R/B steady
    22081 92 053B   0433 F 20110318182819300 56 15 0851420-013000 39  +035 05
    GLOBALSTAR M006 steady
    25307 98 023B   0433 F 20110318183043300 56 15 0849300-094737 39  +055 05
    SL-12 R/B(2) range 4345 kms variable
    27404 02 016B   0433 F 20110318183053800 56 15 0823090-021908 39  +065 05
    CBERS 2 variable
    28057 03 049A   0433 F 20110318183318800 56 15 0854120-083911 39  +035 05
    COSMOS 2414 variable
    28521 05 002A   0433 F 20110318183906000 56 15 0855580-023732 39  +065 05
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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