Obs 24 Nov 2005 and unknown bites the dust

From: Greg Roberts (grr@iafrica.com)
Date: Mon Nov 28 2005 - 04:32:30 EST

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    Observations 24 Nov 2005:
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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
    
    
    "Unknown" bites the dust!
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    I checked the three "unknowns" found and have now identified unknown
    91044 as SKYNET4E so it is no longer an unknown. For some unknown
    reason it seems the program I use to identify satellites did not show
    SKYNET4 E at the time.....  The other two unknowns remain unknown at
    this time.
    
    Remaining satellites seen:
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    Pas 10
    26766 01 019A   0433 G 20050524183838900 56 15 0351221+050947 39  +105 05
    Pas 7
    25473 98 052A   0433 G 20050524183838900 56 15 0352073+051048 39  +110 05
    90031
    90031 05 546A   0433 G 20050524183838900 56 15 0355267+045824 39  +115 05
    Inmarsat 4 F1
    28628 05 009A   0433 G 20050524184011800 56 15 0333166+075216 39  +085 05
    Oscar 27
    18361 87 080A   0433 G 20050524183952400 56 15 0332112+080300 39  +083 05
    Intelsat 704
    23461 95 001A   0433 G 20050524184314300 56 15 0345178+051258 39  +110 05
    SL-8 R/B
    07594 74 105B   0433 G 20050524184354000 56 15 0349361+042650 39  +040 05
    Intelsat 906
    27513 02 041A   0433 G 20050524184751200 56 15 0341542+051318 39  +100 05
    Cosmos 1891
    18402 87 087A   0433 G 20050524184734100 56 15 0347287+053532 39  +065 05
    Intelsat 902
    26900 01 039A   0433 G 20050524185223800 56 15 0337014+051522 39  +110 05
    Inmarsat 3F1
    23839 96 020A   0433 G 20050524185353800 56 15 0345412+051618 39  +105 05
    Intelsat 601
    21765 91 075A   0433 G 20050524185353800 56 15 0348238+042911 39  +110 05
    SL-14 R/B
    21398 91 039B   0433 G 20050524185532900 56 15 0352048+030139 39  +030 05
    SL-14 R/B
    13590 82 096B   0433 G 20050524190736700 56 15 0318479+160935 39  +055 05
    Marisat 3
    08882 76 053A   0433 G 20050524190840300 56 15 0320041+154026 39  +115 05
    Olympus 1
    20122 89 053A   0433 G 20050524193430400 56 15 0401376+065428 39  +120 05
    SL-12 R/B
    25788 99 033D   0433 G 20050524193937200 56 15 0359029+083604 39  +085 05
    OV1-2 inclination 144 degrees
    01613 65 078A   0433 G 20050524193952200 56 15 0356344+074755 39  +085 05
    Block DM-SL R/B
    27953 03 044B   0433 G 20050524194041000 56 15 0358118+071425 39  +093 05
    Gorizont 19
    20263 89 081A   0433 G 20050524194944100 56 15 0401478+075305 39  +120 05
    NSS 703
    23305 94 064A   0433 G 20050524195248000 56 15 0415446+051748 39  +080 05
    Bonum 1
    25546 98 068A   0433 G 20050524195248000 56 15 0410525+051620 39  +120 05
    SKYNET 4E
    25639 99 009B   0433 G 20050524195721800 56 15 0402203+054830 39  +105 05
    25639 99 009B   0433 G 20050524195853800 56 15 0403541+055024 39  +105 05
    Intelsat 702
    23124 94 034A   0433 G 20050524195923500 56 15 0412535+051907 39  +107 05
    23124 94 034A   0433 G 20050524200049100 56 15 0414191+051845 39  +107 05
    Insat 3E
    27951 03 043E   0433 G 20050524195923500 56 15 0413458+052134 39  +111 05
    27951 03 043E   0433 G 20050524200049100 56 15 0415098+052059 39  +111 05
    90013
    90013 03 564A   0433 G 20050524200426600 56 15 0328435+102945 39  +077 05
    Thuraya 2
    27825 03 026A   0433 G 20050524200426600 56 15 0329389+102602 39  +080 05
    H-1 R/B
    20230 89 070B   0433 G 20050524200437500 56 15 0328593+103525 39  +089 05
    Europe Star F1
    26590 00 068A   0433 G 20050524202113800 56 15 0350419+052446 39  +090 05
    Raduga 1-5
    26477 00 049A   0433 G 20050524202717800 56 15 0357239+034429 39  +110 05
    Ekran 14
    15626 85 024A   0433 G 20050524210607000 56 15 0348226+130551 39  +101 05
    Ariane 3 debri
    18571 87 078F   0433 G 20050524211116400 56 15 0342312+111328 39  +085 05
    Gorizont 15
    19017 88 028A   0433 G 20050524211420600 56 15 0401465+095452 39  +095 05
    19017 88 028A   0433 G 20050524211539600 56 15 0402546+095635 39  +095 05
    19017 88 028A   0433 G 20050524212255300 56 15 0409024+100235 39  +095 05
    Marecs A Faint flasher +11.5 to invisible
    13010 81 122A   0433 G 20050524211608400 56 15 0337279+112008 39  +115 05
    SL-6 R/B
    19448 88 076D   0433 G 20050524211841900 56 15 0340169+101856 39  +100 05
    CZ-3 R/B  range 20260 kms
    20559 90 030B   0433 G 20050524213034400 56 15 0337189+102314 39  +078 05
    SL-12 R/B range 8780 kms
    26486 00 051D   0433 G 20050524213357500 56 15 0357326+095137 39  +070 05
    Ariane 44L debri  range 18780 kms
    21818 91 084D   0433 G 20050524214637000 56 15 0330346+084419 39  +085 05
    Ariane 42L debri  range 19370 kms
    23637 95 040B   0433 G 20050524215122800 56 15 0354024+064647 39  +082 05
    90034
    90034 05 592A   0433 G 20050524215343800 56 15 0408320+063158 39  +100 05
    90034 05 592A   0433 G 20050524215450300 56 15 0409350+063209 39  +100 05
    90034 05 592A   0433 G 20050524215508400 56 15 0409555+063328 39  +100 05
    Ariane 44P R/B range 35200 kms
    21727 91 067B   0433 G 20050524215438300 56 15 0409583+072133 39  +090 05
    Inmarsat 3 F5
    25153 98 006B   0433 G 20050524220051200 56 15 0359565+055447 39  +105 05
    25153 98 006B   0433 G 20050524220223500 56 15 0401402+055346 39  +105 05
    Gorizont 29
    22907 93 072A   0433 G 20050524220223500 56 15 0404164+051650 39  +120 05
    Hot Bird 5
    25495 98 057A   0433 G 20050524220223500 56 15 0405137+053054 39  +105 05
    Arabsat 3A
    25638 99 009A   0433 G 20050524220223500 56 15 0405414+052903 39  +100 05
    Pas 5
    24916 97 046A   0433 G 20050524220223500 56 15 0406538+052818 39  +095 05
    SL-12 r/b range 37000 kms
    28704 05 023H   0433 G 20050524220522800 56 15 0417077+051422 39  +090 05
    Astra 2D
    26638 00 081A   0433 G 20050524220522800 56 15 0419001+052352 39  +090 05
    Astra 2B
    26494 00 054A   0433 G 20050524220522800 56 15 0419062+052710 39  +090 05
    Astra 2A
    25462 98 050A   0433 G 20050524220522800 56 15 0419175+052900 39  +090 05
    Eurobird
    26719 01 011A   0433 G 20050524220522800 56 15 0420215+053003 39  +090 05
    Xtar-Eur
    28542 05 005A   0433 G 20050524220712200 56 15 0424344+052702 39  +090 05
    Eutelsat W3
    25673 99 018A   0433 G 20050524220833400 56 15 0352092+053208 39  +090 05
    Afristar
    25515 98 063A   0433 G 20050524220833400 56 15 0349322+052949 39  +090 05
    Ariane 44L Deb range 26300 km
    27108 90 063D   0433 G 20050524221000200 56 15 0400152+053451 39  +100 05
    Astra 3A
    27400 02 015B   0433 G 20050524221000200 56 15 0402151+052720 39  +085 05
    Astra 1D
    23331 94 070A   0433 G 20050524221000200 56 15 0402240+052545 39  +095 05
    DFH-32
    24798 97 021A   0433 G 20050524221133100 56 15 0411009+043720 39  +085 05
    Raduga 1-6
    26936 01 045A   0433 G 20050524221432500 56 15 0421019+041713 39  +100 05
    Artemis
    26863 01 029A   0433 G 20050524221908800 56 15 0402124+031448 39  +085 05
    
    Notes:
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    (1) These are all the satellites observed during my 4 hour geostationary
        scan of my zones 1 to 5. The 2 unknowns seen (#91043 AND #91045) have 
        been reported earlier and are not included in the above. The most 
        satellites in the field of view at one time was six.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
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