Re: Observations #91117 - 14th May 2007

From: Campbell's (campbel7@hughes.net)
Date: Tue May 15 2007 - 08:03:17 EDT

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    Greg,
    
    Your new obs fit the orbit well.  Here is an update.
    
    Unknown 070511
    1 91117U 07631A   07134.50636604 0.00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    03
    2 91117  50.8086 160.3698 4847263 246.2628  56.5858  5.07303155    01
    
    Cheers,
    Scott
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Greg Roberts" <grr@telkomsa.net>
    To: <SeeSat-D@satobs.org>
    Cc: "Ted Molczan" <tedmolczan@rogers.com>; "Mike Mccants" <mmccants@io.com>; 
    "David Brierley" <davidbrierley@waitrose.com>; "Scott-work Campbell" 
    <campbel7@coastalbend.edu>; "Satcom" <john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk>; "Björn 
    Gimle (ComHem)" <b.gimle@comhem.se>; "Peter Wakelin" 
    <peter@ascotrig.demon.co.uk>; "Russell Eberst" <eberst@blueyonder.co.uk>; 
    "Art Arnold" <WalterArnl@aol.com>; "Willie Koorts" <wpk@saao.ac.za>; "Ian 
    Roberts" <itrmail2003@yahoo.com>
    Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 4:50 AM
    Subject: Observations #91117 - 14th May 2007
    
    
    > Observations 14 May 2007:
    > --------------------------------
    >
    > 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 50mm focal length f/1.8 lens,integrating for 128 frames
    > which is equivalent to a max exposure of 2.52 seconds per image under
    > dark conditions.
    >
    > Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude  33.94058 deg S,
    > Elevation 10 metres - situated in Pinelands (Cape Town), South Africa
    >
    >
    > 91117 07 631A   0433 P 20070514163628100 56 15 0950290-003215 39  +090 05
    > 91117 07 631A   0433 P 20070514163848900 56 15 1010220+042630 39  +090 05
    > 91117 07 631A   0433 P 20070514164538900 56 15 1051010+145301 39  +095 05
    > 91117 07 631A   0433 P 20070514164953300 56 15 1109050+192837 39  +100 05
    > 91117 07 631A   0433 P 20070514165141200 56 15 1116020+211213 39  +105 05
    >
    > Notes:
    > ---------
    > Another almost solid cloudy night - did not expect to get any positions
    > but after tracking blind on Teds last element set and going through DVD
    > later and using a new technique for integrating images - even through
    > thinnish cloud - was able to get the above positions and Im 100% happy 
    > with
    > them.  Magnitudes are not to be taken seriously as impossible to give an
    > estimate due to the cloud but probably are fainter than in real life. 
    > Range of
    > satellite at last position was around approximately 10000 kilometres.
    >
    > This is my last observation of this object this "season" as the pass is
    > now in daylight so its now up to other observers to track it. Teds and
    > Scotts last elements are pretty good so it should not be a problem
    > tracking it.
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > Greg ( and Art Arnold - a friend of mine who returns back to London
    > today - old tracking colleague of 42 years ago!- who also introduced
    > me to my wife . )
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