Obs 11 Nov 2003

From: Greg Roberts (grr@iafrica.com)
Date: Thu Nov 13 2003 - 06:49:12 EST

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    Observations 11 Nov 2003:
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    Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System), 1004x low
    light level CCD surveillance camera (0.003 lux) with 145mm focal
    length f/2.5 lens with focal length reducer, field of view
    1.89 x 1.43 degrees.
    
    Conditions good - some scattered cloud at times.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude  33.94058 deg S,
    Elevation 10 metres - situated in Pinelands (Cape Town), South Africa
    
    
    21798 91 082A   0433 G 20031111175429000 17 15 2356390+152628 39 S+064 05
    21798 91 082A   0433 G 20031111175511700 17 15 2338519+244804 39 S+065 05
    21949 92 023A   0433 G 20031111181314900 17 15 1905518+064237 39 S+077 05
    21949 92 023A   0433 G 20031111181441600 17 15 1832436-145405 39 S+045 05
    21949 92 023A   0433 G 20031111181610800 17 15 1736381-380732 39 S+067 05
    23533 95 015A   0433 G 20031111181830200 17 15 1726564-515656 39 I+087 05
    23533 95 015A   0433 G 20031111181945800 17 15 1823271-312030 39 I+075 05
    23533 95 015A   0433 G 20031111182043300 17 15 1847437-144351 39 I+078 05
    11389 79 050A   0433 G 20031111182343800 17 15 1634156-532249 39 I+060 05
    11389 79 050A   0433 G 20031111182512000 17 15 1748523-335012 39 I+086 05
    11389 79 050A   0433 G 20031111182600100 17 15 1813361-212705 39 I+090 05
    24753 97 012A   0433 G 20031111183042300 17 15 0457294-611719 39 S+080 05
    24753 97 012A   0433 G 20031111183229400 17 15 0214474-411842 39 S+068 05
    24753 97 012A   0433 G 20031111183312100 17 15 0129574-260255 39 S+063 05
    28054 03 048A   0433 G 20031111184946100 17 15 0605419-673528 39 S+067 05
    28054 03 048A   0433 G 20031111185059300 17 15 0334383-623327 39 S+067 05
    28054 03 048A   0433 G 20031111185256500 17 15 0054588-241838 39 S+045 05
    28054 03 048A   0433 G 20031111185446900 17 15 2354371+151036 39 S+048 05
    90013 03 564A   0433 G 20031111185756400 17 15 0128172+070706 39 S+079 05
    90013 03 564A   0433 G 20031111215516200 17 15 0423551+115244 39 S+076 05
    14144 83 056D   0433 G 20031111191202400 17 15 0612176-601317 39 S+086 05
    14144 83 056D   0433 G 20031111191315300 17 15 0524599-430849 39 S+086 05
    14144 83 056D   0433 G 20031111191424800 17 15 0504384-261123 39 S+087 05
    90019 03 790B   0433 G 20031111191542200 17 15 0058490+273759 39 S+069 05
    90019 03 790B   0433 G 20031111191810700 17 15 0151407+201615 39 S+067 05
    90019 03 790B   0433 G 20031111191900400 17 15 0208043+175352 39 S+063 05
    90019 03 790B   0433 G 20031111192101800 17 15 0245310+123009 39 S+070 05
    14143 83 056C   0433 G 20031111192531900 17 15 0504107-502046 39 I+096 05
    14143 83 056C   0433 G 20031111192601500 17 15 0453221-413053 39 I+092 05
    14143 83 056C   0433 G 20031111192629200 17 15 0446362-331531 39 I+093 05
    21798 91 082A   0433 G 20031111193344300 17 15 1846135-172303 39 I+090 05
    21798 91 082A   0433 G 20031111193417000 17 15 1856496-111427 39 I+086 05
    21798 91 082A   0433 G 20031111193443800 17 15 1904081-062646 39 I+080 05
    13874 83 008H   0433 G 20031111194702900 17 15 0629567-375110 39 S+082 05
    13874 83 008H   0433 G 20031111194742500 17 15 0650057-385841 39 S+083 05
    13874 83 008H   0433 G 20031111194841200 17 15 0718121-395858 39 S+084 05
    13791 83 008A   0433 G 20031111195003400 17 15 0250070-193833 39 S+084 05
    13791 83 008A   0433 G 20031111195035500 17 15 0310375-245112 39 I+083 05
    13791 83 008A   0433 G 20031111195119000 17 15 0340415-311429 39 I+086 05
    14180 83 056G   0433 G 20031111195827200 17 15 0200554-784821 39 S+086 05
    14180 83 056G   0433 G 20031111195857600 17 15 0248135-684121 39 S+086 05
    14180 83 056G   0433 G 20031111195929900 17 15 0309391-554636 39 S+082 05
    08884 76 038J   0433 G 20031111200946800 17 15 2006593-085022 39 I+092 05
    08884 76 038J   0433 G 20031111201005000 17 15 2016504-054729 39 I+093 05
    08836 76 038D   0433 G 20031111201251500 17 15 2004055-294313 39 S+078 05
    08836 76 038D   0433 G 20031111201320600 17 15 2026588-251404 39 S+075 05
    08836 76 038D   0433 G 20031111201354100 17 15 2053550-185409 39 S+074 05
    08836 76 038D   0433 G 20031111201420800 17 15 2115298-130044 39 S+073 05
    13844 83 008E   0433 G 20031111201748800 17 15 0311399-244847 39 S+085 05
    13844 83 008E   0433 G 20031111201836300 17 15 0345295-322507 39 S+086 05
    13844 83 008E   0433 G 20031111201918500 17 15 0418186-380635 39 S+089 05
    26906 01 040B   0433 G 20031111202033600 17 15 0905015-561052 39 S+070 05
    26906 01 040B   0433 G 20031111202122100 17 15 0833523-510648 39 S+067 05
    26906 01 040B   0433 G 20031111202202100 17 15 0814026-462917 39 S+065 05
    23937 96 029F   0433 G 20031111202703200 17 15 0421107-473508 39 S
    23937 96 029F   0433 G 20031111202837100 17 15 0618374-542920 39 S
    05679 71 110B   0433 G 20031111204112500 17 15 1110539-713106 39 S+068 05
    05679 71 110B   0433 G 20031111204214000 17 15 0909596-692023 39 S+071 05
    05679 71 110B   0433 G 20031111204331900 17 15 0720156-581219 39 S+067 05
    23862 96 029D   0433 G 20031111194031800 17 15 1907276-120840 39 S+086 05
    23862 96 029D   0433 G 20031111194126300 17 15 1903570-193519 39 S+086 05
    23862 96 029D   0433 G 20031111194408700 17 15 1832583-455318 39 S+084 05
    23908 96 029C   0433 G 20031111194032500 17 15 1906182-113857 39 S+088 05
    23908 96 029C   0433 G 20031111194129500 17 15 1902326-192234 39 S+088 05
    23908 96 029C   0433 G 20031111194414200 17 15 1830407-455416 39 S+086 05
    23936 96 029E   0433 G 20031111194031800 17 15 1907417-112641 39 S+087 05
    23936 96 029E   0433 G 20031111194128300 17 15 1904121-190002 39 S+087 05
    23936 96 029E   0433 G 20031111194414200 17 15 1833027-454553 39 S+086 05
    90019 03 790B   0433 G 20031111212018300 17 15 0003478+121532 39 S+074 05
    90019 03 790B   0433 G 20031111211907200 17 15 2339482+142837 39 S+073 05
    
    Notes:
    ~~~~~~
    (1) TIPS - took centre of tether for position.
    
    (2) Two unknown satellites observed - could not find an obvious match
        in the ALLDAT.TLE file used. Details are:
    
        Object 1:
        19h29m32.5sUT       RA 18h37m47s   Dec -17d26'11" (J2000)
        19 29 36.3             18 40 23        -17 03 20
        19 29 41.9             18 44 01        -16 32 01
    
        irregular variations, magnitude +8.3 to invisible.
    
        I find the orbit to be approximately period =98.6min, height 690 kms,
        inclination 52.6 degrees - standard magnitude 5.6 . Close to
        Globalstars but period wrong.
    
        Object 2:
        20h03m51.7sUT       RA 17h44m22w   Dec -63d18'28" (J2000)
        20 03 57.3             17 38 34        -63 54 05
        20 04 03.3             17 31 46        -64 31 17
    
        steady at magnitude +8.3
    
        Approximate orbit period 109.6 min, height 1206 kms,inclination 71.2
        deg, standard magnitude 3.6. Looks like a Cosmos object.
    
        Cheers
        Greg
    
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