Obs 24 Nov 2005-continuation of geosat search

From: Greg Roberts (grr@iafrica.com)
Date: Sun Nov 27 2005 - 09:51:51 EST

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    Observations 24 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,integrating for 96 frames
    which is equivalent to an exposure of 1.92 seconds per image.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude  33.94058 deg S,
    Elevation 10 metres - situated in Pinelands (Cape Town), South Africa
    
    Possible unknown:
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    91045 05 338GEO 0433 G 20051124220423000 56 15 0417192+044640 39  +110 05
    91045 05 338GEO 0433 G 20051124220522800 56 15 0418143+044653 39  +110 05
    91045 05 338GEO 0433 G 20051124220547600 56 15 0418441+044705 39  +110 05
    91045 05 338GEO 0433 G 20051124220719800 56 15 0420150+044811 39  +110 05
    
    
    Notes:
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     (1) Continuation of my survey for possible geostationary and near
         geostationary satellites above my location.
    
     (2) My zones 1-5 have now been examined and out of the 63 satellites
         seen I am unable to find matches for three of them, called 91043,
         91044 and 91045. Next time I observe I will concentrate on these
         respective locations to try and get further positions.
    
     (3) The more astute readers may have noticed that I am actually
         spending most of my scanning time a few degrees north of the
         actual Clarke belt which for my location is around Dec +5 degrees
         as I am actually looking for high inclination objects.
    
     (4) I have still to scan the area of interest between azimuth 0 deg
         down to the western horizon.
    
     (5) All being well the other objects observed so far will be reported
         tomorrow - Ive had enough for today!
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
    
    
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