Obs 16 Nov 2004 Part 2(last)

From: Greg Roberts (grr@iafrica.com)
Date: Thu Nov 18 2004 - 11:17:24 EST

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    Observations 16 Nov 2004:  (lot #2 of 2)
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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 CHANGING. Lot of cirrus at start then cloud.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude  33.94058 deg S,
    Elevation 10 metres - situated in Pinelands (Cape Town), South Africa
    
    
    
    21147 91 017A   0433 F 20041116180033800 17 15 0447421-165212 39 S+050 05
    28095 03 054A   0433 F 20041116180832700 17 15 1839473-034927 39 S+060 05
    28097 03 054C   0433 F 20041116180832700 17 15 1841148-024202 39 S+060 05
    28095 03 054A   0433 F 20041116181000000 17 15 1837291-191658 39 S+058 05
    28097 03 054C   0433 F 20041116181006600 17 15 1839014-191716 39 S+058 05
    90025 04 800A   0433 F 20041116181308300 17 15 1831179-192502 39 I+045 05
    90025 04 800A   0433 F 20041116181625900 17 15 2001037-042442 39 I+080 05
    90025 04 800A   0433 F 20041116181805200 17 15 2032143+020113 39 I+081 05
    21798 91 082A   0433 F 20041116182514900 17 15 1905188-613410 39 R+075 05
    21798 91 082A   0433 F 20041116182616100 17 15 1955068-402338 39 R+070 05
    
    14112 83 056A   0433 F 20041116185258200 17 15 2325269-300028 39 S+078 05
    11389 79 050A   0433 F 20041116185631100 17 15 1736250-664642 39 R+050 05
    11389 79 050A   0433 F 20041116185659800 17 15 1826012-611505 39 S+070 05
    11389 79 050A   0433 F 20041116185759800 17 15 1931072-441928 39 S+070 05
    24753 97 012A   0433 F 20041116185830400 17 15 1926176-412604 39 I+075 05
    24753 97 012A   0433 F 20041116185902500 17 15 1945252-312039 39 I+067 05
    24753 97 012A   0433 F 20041116185943600 17 15 2002567-182517 39 I+068 05
    28054 03 048A   0433 F 20041116190458700 17 15 0801460-681444 39 R+068 05
    28054 03 048A   0433 F 20041116190632600 17 15 0449050-682014 39 R+055 05
    25615 98 055C   0433 F 20041116190857800 17 15 1745401-330159 39 I+083 05
    25615 98 055C   0433 F 20041116190916400 17 15 1757525-301502 39 I+070 05
    25615 98 055C   0433 F 20041116190957100 17 15 1822520-232653 39 S+085 05
    28385 04 034B   0433 F 20041116191250700 17 15 0005354+162136 39 R+095 05
    28385 04 034B   0433 F 20041116194551600 17 15 0415445-374751 39 R+075 05
    28385 04 034B   0433 F 20041116194751300 17 15 0514281-413644 39 R+070 05
    05239 71 046B   0433 F 20041116194624500 17 15 0446027-404856 39 S+060 05
    
    Notes:
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    (1) After tracking the first 5 satellites and finding them all about 18
        seconds late I rechecked my clock that had earlier been set by GPS
        and found the clock to be exactly 18 seconds out after tuning in
        to WWV. How this happened I have no idea !  The various clocks were
        then reset and agreed with WWV.
    
    (2) Only one reference star for Lacrosse 2 as sky still too bright.
    
    (3) The last satellite above (#05239) Cosmos 422 rocket was a "stray"
        that happened to cross #28385.
    
    (4) #90025 ( 04800A) did its usual flare to about magnitude 3 which
        lasts for about 15 seconds or so.
    
    Next tracking session planned for 22nd or 23 November-weather permitting.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
    
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