Obs 24 Nov 2k2 Part 2

From: Greg Roberts (grr@iafrica.com)
Date: Wed Nov 27 2002 - 09:08:27 EST

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    Observations made 24 Nov 2002 Part 2
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    CoSaTrak 1, 85mm f/1.6 lens with 0.003 lux CCD surveillance camera.
              + 25mm f/1.4 lens with 0.01 lux surveillance camera
    
    Conditions - good- Seeing good
    
    Cospar Site #0433  Long 18.5129 E, Lat 33.9406 S, altitude 10 metres
    
    Herewith continuation of observations Nov 24 2002
    
    25744 99 028A   0433 G 20021124185648600 17 15 2134436-040620 39 R+058 05
    25744 99 028A   0433 G 20021124185827200 17 15 2157134+041039 39 R+070 05
    25744 99 028A   0433 G 20021124190042100 17 15 2224284+145343 39 S+072 05
    26473 00 047A   0433 G 20021124191940200 17 15 0450566-532736 39 S+025 05
    26473 00 047A   0433 G 20021124192034500 17 15 0430159-294629 39 S+023 05
    23945 96 038A   0433 G 20021124193124000 17 15 0737102-452857 39 S+088 05
    23851 96 024A   0433 G 20021124194023200 17 15 0723196-362025 39 S+076 05
    23851 96 024A   0433 G 20021124194118200 17 15 0647280-292914 39 S+072 05
    23851 96 024A   0433 G 20021124194209700 17 15 0615548-211452 39 S+065 05
    25157 98 007A   0433 G 20021124201314100 17 15 0648195-561905 39 S+067 05
    25991 99 067A   0433 G 20021124202350800 17 15 0917136-674035 39 S+068 05
    25991 99 067A   0433 G 20021124202455500 17 15 0710575-670402 39 I+065 05
    25991 99 067A   0433 G 20021124202625500 17 15 0421038-484841 39 I+062 05
    23937 96 029F   0433 G 20021124203827700 17 15 2010398-475106 39 I+060 05
    23937 96 029F   0433 G 20021124204008800 17 15 2203310-394640 39 I+045 05
    23937 96 029F   0433 G 20021124204037900 17 15 2240161-343304 39 I+078 05
    23937 96 029F   0433 G 20021124204037900 17 15 2239427-343109 39 I+078 05
    
    Notes:
    
    (1)  As a result of relocating 96038A on 26 November I had a rough idea
         of time error and difference in predicted track, so I had a good
         look at the tape and was able to see the satellite cross the
         field of view in the top right corner and so able to get a position.
         Although I think the observation is a good one please give it low
         weight in any analytical work due to faintness of satellite.
    
    (2)  Tips (96029F) was quite easy - seems to like poor phase angle. The
         first two observations were that of bright flashes which I think
         came from the lower (hanging) mass - I could not see both masses.
         The last two positions are that of the top and the bottom masses
         when both were clearly seen as well as the tether connecting them.
    
    (3)  Tomorrow I will try and finish the remainding satellites not done
         but will ignore a few as they are currently well observed and the
         elements do not need correcting.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
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