Obs 05 Nov 2k2 Part 1

From: Greg Roberts (grr@iafrica.com)
Date: Wed Nov 06 2002 - 09:23:25 EST

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    Observations made 05 Nov 2002  Part 1
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    CoSaTrak 1, 85mm f/1.6 lens with 0.003 lux CCD surveillance camera.
    Conditions - good
    
    Cospar Site #0433  Long 18.5129 E, Lat 33.9406 S, altitude 10 metres
    
    25157 98 007A   0433 G 20021105182447900 17 15 0216149-092900 39 S+055 05
    25157 98 007A   0433 G 20021105182536700 17 15 0136048+034310 39 S+054 05
    25157 98 007A   0433 G 20021105182607200 17 15 0113073+114040 39 S+055 05
    25157 98 007A   0433 G 20021105182616300 17 15 0106365+135305 39 S+056 05
    25034 97 068A   0433 G 20021105183627200 17 15 1918149-444845 39 S+054 05
    25034 97 068A   0433 G 20021105183340500 17 15 1918445-244531 39 S+052 05
    25034 97 068A   0433 G 20021105183853200 17 15 1905444-675317 39 S+053 05
    25744 99 028A   0433 G 20021105215851200 17 15 2125422-244527 39 S+081 05
    25744 99 028A   0433 G 20021105220255800 17 15 2230374-080808 39 S+080 05
    25744 99 028A   0433 G 20021105220339700 17 15 2240441-044847 39 S+080 05
    25744 99 028A   0433 G 20021105220508400 17 15 2259596+015806 39 S+080 05
    25724 99 023A   0433 G 20021105222443400 17 15 2118090-043059 39 S+075 05
    25724 99 023A   0433 G 20021105222546500 17 15 2134299-041037 39 S+075 05
    25725 99 023B   0433 G 20021105223908700 17 15 2258409-014134 39 R+068 05
    25725 99 023B   0433 G 20021105224052300 17 15 2320127-040954 39 R+068 05
    25725 99 023B   0433 G 20021105224229700 17 15 2341101-062841 39 R+068 05
    20691 90 050C   0433 G 20021105233318200 17 15 1219352-620024 39 S+055 05
    20692 90 050D   0433 G 20021105233318200 17 15 1218266-625223 39 S+055 05
    20642 90 050E   0433 G 20021105233318200 17 15 1225426-623802 39 S+055 05
    
    Notes:
    (1). A good night, except for several problems - ie forgetting to
         switch the video recorder on ( lost DMSP B5C-04), finding that
         my time standard had an error of 0.27 seconds and having to
         reset it, and tracking wrong satellites ( the less said about
         this the better!)
    
    (2)  The following have still to be reported:
    
            NOSS 0 (D)
            DMSP B5D2-6
            DMSP B5D2-7
            DMSP 5D-2 S-14
            DMSP F15
            USA 81 - 2 passes
            ALEXIS - may be too faint to get a position from video
            ALEXIS rocket
            NOSS 3 (C) - 2 passes
            NOSS 3 (D)
            USA 144 - 1st pass made
            MILSTAR 3 - 1st pass made
            MILSTAR 3 Centaur rocket - 1st pass
            NOSS 2-3 triplet - maybe too faint for good positions?
            MSX
    
    (3)  At least 5 sporadic meteors seen, four flocks of high flying
            birds and several "unknowns", the most notable being
            INTELSAT 5-3 rocket at about 10000 kilometres range,
            flashing +7 to +8.8 with a regular period of about 7.75
            seconds. No UFO's were seen.
    
    (4)  I was going to track again tonight but have too many still
           to measure/report etc.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
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