Obs 09 Nov 2005 Part 2

From: Greg Roberts (grr@iafrica.com)
Date: Fri Nov 11 2005 - 10:27:17 EST

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    Observations 09 Nov 2005: (Part 2)
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    Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System).
    MINTRON low light level CCD surveillance camera (0.005 lux typical
    in non integration mode) and 0.00005 lux in STARLIGHT mode with 128
    frame integration.
    
    Used with 145mm focal length f/2.5 lens. I normally integrate for
    96 frames for geostationary objects which is equivalent to an
    exposure of 1.92 seconds per image. Successive images are then
    stacked on top of one another 200 times, giving an effective total
    exposure of 200*1.92 seconds = 384 seconds. Stars show up as trailed
    objects whilst geostationary satellites appear as dots if the
    inclination is close to 0 degrees or else as slightly trailed
    objects, the length of the trail depending on the inclination and
    altitude.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude  33.94058 deg S,
    Elevation 10 metres - situated in Pinelands (Cape Town), South Africa
    
    
    Part 2:
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    For Classfd.TLE:
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    90035 05 625A   0433 G 20051109222702800 56 15 0603381+051534 39  +110 05
    90033 05 558A   0433 G 20051109222943100 56 15 0211025+040313 39  +090 05
    
    Strays:
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    Ariane Splda
    21818 91 084D   0433 G 20051109221824800 56 15 0114265+030728 39  +110 05
    Intelsat 904
    27380 02 007A   0433 G 20051109222702800 56 15 0604155+051704 39  +115 05
    Skynet 4A
    20401 90 001A   0433 G 20051109222943100 56 15 0215056+033657 39  +115 05
    Garuda 1 rocket
    26090 00 011B   0433 G 20051109183730400 56 15 0216243+044850 39  +096 05
    Block DN-SL r/b
    28627 05 008B   0433 G 20051109183730400 56 15 0214025+052726 39  +110 05
    Trailblazer 2
    27609 02 058E   0433 G 20051109190518500 56 15 0557065-452111 39  +056 05
    Globalstar 34
    25962 99 062B   0433 G 20051109202546200 56 15 0536295-634205 39  +055 05
    25962 99 062B   0433 G 20051109202548000 56 15 0538581-633428 39  +055 05
    
    
    Notes:
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    (1) Globalstar 34 elements only 6 days old but satellite was running 24
        seconds late if correctly identified.
    
    (2) No sign of #90016 so it looks like it has been moved again.
    
    (3) Sticky keyboard a bit better now after open heart surgery performed
        on it :-))
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
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