CoSaTrak Observations

From: Greg Roberts (grr@iafrica.com)
Date: Thu Nov 02 2000 - 00:56:35 PST

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    Hi All
    Herewith observations made  ~ May to Oct 2000
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    Observations made using CoSaTrak:
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    00004B  26062 OCS               Bright
    00004E  26065 Asusat            Fairly faint, variable
    00006B  26070 Cosmos 2369 rkt   Flashing,period 2 sec- pretty
    00024B  26357 Titan             Bright,variable - period 2.15 sec
    00025B  26361 GPS47(51?)Del rkt +3/+6 variable, mostly faint
    00026A  26365 Dummysat-01       Easy, steady
    00026B  26366 Dummysat-02       Easy, steady
    00040C  26408 GPS 48 Delta rkt  Slow long period, bright/faint
    00047A  26473 Lacrosse 4        Bright, steady
    00047B  26474 Lacrosse 4 rkt    Slowly variable but always bright
    00057A  26545 Tiungsat 1        Variable -  faint to bright
    00057F  26550 Rocket            Variable, bright
    
    60013B  00059 Courier 1B rkt    Fairly faint, steady
    61018A  00163 Midas 3           Difficult - no flashing seen
    62049B  00426 Alouette 1 rkt    Very faint,steady-low west,bright east
    62060B  00447 Anna 1B rocket    Brightish,about mag 5.5, steady
    63014A  00574 Midas 6           Brief visibility every 9-10 seconds
    63030A  00622 Midas 7           Faint-difficult,mostly invisible
    63047A  00694 Atlas Centaur 2   Long period invisible till at suitable phase
    64001A  00727 Secor rocket      Bright,steady -beware phase angle
    64002A  00733 Agena D           Fairly bright - phase angle sensitive
    64004B  00741 Echo 2 rkt        Steady +5.5
    65008A  01001 Transtage 3       Difficult flasher,long period about 12-13
    sec
    65027A  01314 Snapshot          Faint and steady
    65034A  01359 Transtage 4       Very difficult-brief flash ~12/13 seconds
    65027C  01389 Snaps D           Variable
    65034A  01359 Transtage 4       Difficult flasher, long period about 16 sec
    65078A  01613 OV1-2             Steady - fairly bright-bright flash low
    east?
    65078B  01616 OV1-2 Rkt         Bright - very bright low east,fading as -> W
    65106A  01843 Cosmos 100        Very bright and steady
    66031A  02142 OAO 1             Steady, fainter than expected
    66031B  02144 OAO 1 Rkt         NOT SEEN - phase angle ?
    66056B  02255 Pageos rocket     Difficult,long period- period about 5
    seconds
    66089A  02481 Midas 9           Faint,variable - multiple flashes
    occassionally
    67045B  02802 Cosmos 158 rkt    Steady
    68110A  03597 OAO 2             Variable over quite a wide range
    68110B  03598 OAO 2 rocket      Bright, steady
    69082AB 04159 Timation 2 rkt    Steady +6 - long period variation ?
    69091B  04139 Cosmos 304 rkt    Bright, steady
    70009A  04327 Sert              Steady,bright
    70108B  04800 Cosmos 385 rkt    Fairly bright, steady
    70113A  04813 Cosmos 389        Variable, invisible to bright
    70113B  04814 Cosmos 389 rkt    Bright and steady
    71003A  04849 Meteor 1-7        Steady, fast
    71024A  05104 Isis 2            Variable, invisible to flash
    71093A  05580 Prospero          Faint, flickering ?
    71110B  05679 Noss 0 Rkt        Steady - another pass variable, faint
    71110D  05681 Noss 0 (D)        Difficult - invisible 95% of time
    72035B  06020 Cosmos 489 rkt    Slight variable
    72065A  06153 OAO 3             Slowly variable - rather faintish
    72065B  06155 OAO 3 rkt         Bright, steady
    73034B  06660 Meteor 1-15 rkt   Faint, variable
    73107A  07003 Aureole 2         Steady
    73107B  07004 Aureole 2 rkt     Faintish,steady
    74011A  07209 Meteor 1-16       Bright, steady
    74063A  07411 DMSP B5C-03       Difficult - occassional flash
    74079B  07477 Cosmos 689 rkt    Steady, faintish
    75043A  07816 DMSP 7            Occassional flash,mostly invisible
    75072B  08063 Cos B rkt         Steady, faint
    75076B  08128 Cosmos 756 rkt    Bright, fast
    76022B  08745 Cosmos 807 rkt    Steady, fairly bright
    76038C  08835 NOSS 1 (C)        Easy (WPK)
    76077A  09057 Noaa 5            Nil seen
    76103A  09486 Cosmos 860        Brightish, fairly long period?
    77044A  10033 AMS 2 DMSP F2     Variable - somewhat off track 20 sec early
    77087B  10355 Cosmos 951 rkt    Steady, faintish-brightened
    77091B  10363 Cos 955 Rocket    Steady, fairly bright
    78018B  10675 UME 2             Qucik bright flash every 3-4 seconds
    78042A  10820 DMSP F3           Slowly tumbling (WPK)
    78016C  12908 Fleetsat 1 rkt    15 sec flash period inv/fairly bright
    78039B  10793 Yuri rocket       Bright,steady- variable in west
    78042A  10820 AMS 3 (DMSP F3)   Faintish with occassional flashes
    78102F  11106 ISEE Rk-C (???)   Nice double flasher low west then invisible
    79057A  11416 Noaa 6            Brightish,variable, spec.flash to -3!
    79057A  11416 Noaa 6            Faint, steady ( poor phase angle)
    80030A  11765 Cosmos 1174       Steady
    80051B  11849 Met1-30 rocket    Bright, steady ( variable +3/inv, mostly
    faint)
    80097B  12088 Cosmos 1225 rkt   Brightish, steady
    81033B  12389 Cosmos 1263 rkt   Bright, steady ,fast
    81043B  12457 Meteor 2-7 rkt    Steady, fairly faint
    81057A  12553 Noaa 7            Regular flashing,fairly bright to invisible
    81075B  12646 Intrcos 22 rkt    Bright,steady
    81094A  12848 Aureole 3         Faint, steady-maybe variable long period
    81103B  12904 Cosmos 1315 Rkt   Bright
    82025B  13114 Meteor 2-8 rkt    Bright,steady
    82043A  13175 Cosmos 1365       Steady, faintish
    83010A  13818 Cosmos 1441       Steady, bright
    83061A  14147 Cosmos 1470       Fairly faint, steady
    84088D  15202 Ampte 1 rkt       Faint but steady
    84115B  15392 Nato 3D rkt       Variable vis/invisible - bright at good
    phase
    85006B  15483 Cosmos 1624 Rt    Bright
    85042D  15755 Cosmos 1656 rk    Bright
    85094G  16144 Cosmos 1690 rk    Steady, fairly bright - unknown ?
    86006B  16496 Cosmos 1726 rkt   Easy,steady
    86017A  16609 Mir               Brilliant!
    86019C  16615 Ari V.16 H8 db    Brightish, tumbling rapidly-nice
    86014D  16623 Noss 7 (D)        ) Saw two of the three - one was
    86014E  16624 Noss 7 (E)        ) variable and brightened a lot,
    86014H  16631 Noss 7 (H)        ) other member very faint
    86024A  16647 Cosmos 1736       Faint, brightened a lot, slow period
    86034B  16720 Cosmos 1743 rkt   Very bright,steady
    86046B  16792 Cosmos 1758 rkt   Bright
    86055B  16882 Cosmos 1766 rkt   Bright,steady
    86061A  16908 EGP               Beautiful flasher
    86061C  16910 EGP-JAS Rk        Faint, steady
    86094A  17177 Cosmos 1803       Fairly bright, slight varying
    86094B  17178 Cosmos 1803 rkt   Faint, varying slowly
    87018A  17527 MOS 1-A           Easy, variable regular-short period
    87018B  17528 Mos 1-A rkt       Fast, bright steady
    87024B  17567 Cosmos 1825 rkt   Steady, fast
    87027B  17590 Cosmos 1833 rkt   Variable, fairly bright
    87038B  17912 Cosmos 1842 rkt   Bright
    87053A  18123 DMSP B5D2-3       Flashing every 2-3 seconds ? Steady +6 mag
    87060A  18187 Cosmos 1867       Bright, +5 steady
    87087B  18403 Cosmos 1891 rkt   Varying slightly
    87101A  18665 Cosmos 1900       Brightish, fairly steady-long period ~minute
    88002G  18794 Cosmos 1909       Faint, steady
    88039A  19119 Cosmos 1943       Bright, long period variation
    88039B  19120 Cosmos 1943 rkt   Steady - brief track
    88064B  19337 Meteor 3-2 rkt    Steady
    88078A  19460 USA 32            Easy, rapid flickering
    88102B  19650 Cosmos 1980 rkt   Steady - brief track
    89018B  19852 Meteor 2-18 rkt   Steady
    89080A  20261 Activnyi          Bright,steady
    89080C  20262 Activnyi rkt      Bright,steady
    89086A  20305 Meteor 3-3        Faint, steady - slightly variable?
    89089A  20322 Cobe              Brightish, steady
    89089A  20322 Cobe              Steady,not very bright -phase angle?
    89100B  20390 Cosmos 2053 rkt   Bright
    90004B  20433 Cosmos 2056 rkt   Fairly faint
    90005H  20443 Spot 2 Rkt        Variable,bright at good phase angle, steady
    +4
    90008B  20453 Navstar2-6 rkt    Bright, steady
    90010A  20465 Cosmos 2058       Bright, steady
    90010B  20466 Cosmos 2058 rkt   Bright, steady (short track)
    90013B  20491 Mos-1B rkt        Bright, steady
    90018B  20511 Okean 2 rocket    Bright, steady
    90028B  20547 USA 55            Faint, variable
    90037B  20580 HST               Nice, bright
    90046B  20625 Cosmos 2082 rkt   Bright,steady
    90049A  20638 Rosat             Faint,steady then brightened a lot!
    90055D  20666 Cosmos 2084 rkt   Steady - fairly bright
    90050C  20691 Noss 2-1 (c)      Very faint     )
    90050D  20692 Noss 2-1 (d)      Faint - steady ) big seperation!
    90050E  20642 Noss 2-1 (e)      Faint - steady )
    90086B  20827 Meteor 2-20 rkt   Quite easy, reasonably steady
    91017A  21147 Lacrosse 2        Bright- slight variation ?
    91019B  21153 Nadezhda 3 rkt    Bright/fairly faint - variable
    91039A  21397 Okean 3           Fast, steady, faintish
    91050E  21578 SARA              Variable, bright- mostly invisible
    91062B  21695 Yohkoh rocket     Fast, steady
    91063B  21701 UARS              Bright
    91068B  21734 Cosmos 2157 rkt   Fairly faint - rapid flickering
    91082A  21798 DMSP BD5D2-6      Steady, about mag 6.5
    92012B  21903 Cosmos 2181 rkt   Variable, faint
    92020B  21938 Cosmos 2184 Rkt   Faintish
    92030J  21984 Cosmos 2187 rkt   Variable, slow flasher
    92052A  22076 Topex             Steady, fairly faint
    92066B  22176 Kopncs 3 Rkt      Variable, long period
    92076B  22220 Cosmos 2219 rkt   Steady +4
    92093B  22285 Cosmos 2227 rkt   Bright,steady
    93008B  22488 Cosmos 2233 rkt   Faint, variable got bright, long period
    93014A  22561 Start 1           Faint - steady
    93024A  22626 Cosmos 2242       Faintish, steady, got brighter
    93050A  22739 Noaa 13           Faint, irregular flares
    93056B  22788 UHF 2 Rk          Bright flasher
    93055A  22782 Meteor 2-21       Fairly bright,steady
    93061H  22830 Spot 3 rkt        Faintish, steady
    94003B  22970 Meteor 3-6 rkt    Faint, steady (cirrus?)
    94023A  23087 Cosmos 2278       Steady
    94035B  23133 UHF F/O F3 rkt    Steady bright
    94046A  23191 Apex              Brightish - variable ?
    94046A  23191 Apex              NOT SEEN
    94068B  23324 IRS-P2 Rkt        Steady,faintish
    94074A  23342 Resurs 01-3       Bright,steady
    94074B  23343 Resurs 01-3 Rkt   Bright
    94077B  23405 Cosmos 2297 rkt   Bright
    94078A  23411 Geo IK            Bright
    94083B  23432 Cosmos 2298 rkt   Bright, steady
    94085B  23440 RS-15 rkt         Very faint, short period tumble
    95002D  23466 Tsikada rkt       Variable, bright to invisible
    95015A  23533 DMSP B5D2-8   VERY bright at certain phase angles-low south
    95015A  23533 DMSP B5D2-8       NOT SEEN - phase angle ?
    95018A  23549 Ofeq 3            Faint, reasonably steady - bright low east
    95021B  23561 ERS 2 rkt         Bright,steady
    95058B  23705 Cosmos 2322 rkt   Bright
    95059A  23710 Radarsat          Bright,steady
    95059B  23711 Surfsat rkt       Steady, fairly bright
    95072C  23753 Irs-1C Rkt        Bright,steady
    96004A  23773 Cosmos 2327       Faintish, steady
    96004B  23774 Cosmos 2327 rkt   Faint, variable to invisible
    96024A  23851 MSX               Bright
    96025A  23853 Cosmos 2332       Steady, faintish
    96029A  23863 NOSS 2-3 (A)      Easy, nice 3 objects
    96029D  23862 NOSS 2-3 (D)      Easy, nice 3 objects
    96029E  23936 NOSS 2-3 (E)      Easy, nice 3 objects
    96041B  23954 GPS 2-26 rkt      Steady, easy
    96051B  24298 Cosmos 2333 rkt   Steady,bright
    96052C  24306 Cosmos 2334 rkt   Steady-faintish- variable another pass
    96056B  24323 GPS 39 rkt        Steady,easy
    97020C  24794 Iridium 6         Faint, variable
    97020F  24797 Iridium 4 rkt     Variable, mostly steady- another ~5 sec
    ahead
    97030A  24836 Iridium 914       Nice - regular bright flash every ~7 seconds
    97030C  24838 Iridium 9         Nice, slight varying
    97030G  24842 Iridium 11        Easy, tumbling - Willies Porsche
    97034C  24871 Iridium 20        Easy flashing
    97034D  24872 Iridium 18        Fairly bright, steady
    97034E  24873 Iridium 921       Bright to invisible - long cycle
    97048A  24925 Dummy Mass 1      Bright,steady
    97056A  24965 Iridium 19        Bright, flare
    97056C  24967 Iridium 36        Variable, faintish
    97056D  24968 Iridium 37        Bright,steady
    97056E  24969 Iridium 34        Faint,steady
    97064A  25017 Lacrosse 3        Bright
    97064B  25018 Lacrosse 3 rkt    Bright, variable
    97067B  25031 GPS 44 Rkt        Bright, fast - flashing ???
    97069A  25039 Iridium 43        Faint
    97069B  25040 Iridium 41        Fairly bright, steady
    97074B  25064 ETS 7             Steady,easy
    97077A  25077 Iridium 42        Steady, faintish
    97082A  25104 Iridium 45        Flare
    97082B  25105 Iridium 24 tmb    Pretty ! - easy
    97082E  25108 Iridium 49        Steady, fairly easy
    97084B  25113 Orbcom FM10       NOT SEEN
    98008A  25162 Globalstar 1      Steady, faintish - maybe varying
    98010E  25173 Iridium 53        Brightish, steady
    98011A  25175 Comets(Kakehashi) Difficult, mostly invisible 6500 kms
    98018B  25263 Iridium 61        Bright, steady, minor flare
    98023A  25306 Globalstar 6      Faint,steady
    98023D  25309 Globalstar 15     Steady, easy
    98030A  25338 Noaa 15           Steady, fairly easy
    98032A  25342 Iridium 70        Faint
    98048A  25431 Iridium 3         Steady, fairly easy
    98051B  25468 Iridium 81        Faint steady
    98051C  25469 Iridium 80        Easy
    98066B  25528 Iridium 86?       Faintish (WPK)
    98067A  25544 ISS               Bright, steady
    98071B  25561 SWAS Peg Rkt      Fast, flasher
    98072C  25569 Nadezhda 5 rkt    Slow variable
    98076B  25592 Cosmos 2361 rkt   Faintish - variable to bright
    99008D  25637 Argos Delta Rkt   Very bright, slow varying
    99022A  25721 Abrixas           Steady , mag +6
    99022C  25723 Abrixas rocket    Lovely 1 sec flasher - bright/invisible
    99023A  25724 Milstar 3         Steady,bright
    99023B  25725 Milstar 3 rkt     Flashing to invisible-period about 1 sec
    99025A  25730 Feng Yun 1C       Bright,steady
    99025C  25732 Feng Yun 1C Rkt   Steady,fairly bright
    99025D  25733 CSL-4deb          Steady, easy
    99031B  25771 Globalstar 49     Faint, steady
    99031D  25773 Globalstar 47     Nice, steady
    99032B  25778 Iridium 21a?      Brightish
    99041B  25873 Globalstar 28     Brightish, steady - identified as unknown
    99041E  25876 Globalstar 26 rkt Bright,steady
    99058B  25944 Globalstar B      Slow, steady fairly bright
    
    This is a listing of all satellites seen so far with the CCD camera so are
    therefore suitable candidates for bright satellite tracking
    
    Iridium satellites that are predictable flare satellites are not normally
    listed.
    
    Last updated  2 Nov 2000 ( covers observations since ~May 2000)
    Greg Roberts
    Long 18.5129 East, Lat 33.9406 South (GPS position)
    
    
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