Obs 05 Nov 2006

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Mon Nov 06 2006 - 07:04:32 EST

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    Observations 05 Nov 2006:
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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 75mm focal length f/2.8 lens,integrating for 96 frames
    which is equivalent to an exposure of 1.92 seconds per image.
    After first observtion of #90013 changed focal length to 150mm.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude  33.94058 deg S,
    Elevation 10 metres - situated in Pinelands (Cape Town), South Africa
    
    
    For CLASSFD.TLE:
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    09415 76 091A   0433 P 20061105182438500 56 15 2327402+231507 39  +050 05
    09415 76 091A   0433 P 20061105182537500 56 15 2314163+083131 39  +055 05
    09415 76 091A   0433 P 20061105182639500 56 15 2253255-154137 39  +045 05
    14144 83 056D   0433 P 20061105183204900 56 15 1652318-333013 39  +095 05
    14144 83 056D   0433 P 20061105183252000 56 15 1644596-385646 39  +100 05
    28096 03 054B   0433 P 20061105184658400 56 15 1756123-234209 39  +065 05
    28096 03 054B   0433 P 20061105184819900 56 15 1742551-383702 39  +055 05
    28096 03 054B   0433 P 20061105185000400 56 15 1702433-573454 39  +070 05
    11852 80 052C   0433 P 20061105185833800 56 15 0100211+134247 39  +095 05
    11852 80 052C   0433 P 20061105190013600 56 15 0058351-055708 39  +090 05
    90064 06 579A   0433 P 20061105200404300 56 15 2031596-803024 39  +095 05
    90064 06 579A   0433 P 20061105200533200 56 15 2337081-774342 39  +085 05
    23947 96 038C   0433 P 20061105200851200 56 15 2100047+163150 39  +080 05
    23947 96 038C   0433 P 20061105200922500 56 15 2120079+200642 39  +075 05
    23947 96 038C   0433 P 20061105201012300 56 15 2150212+250817 39  +085 05
    05678 71 110A   0433 P 20061105201331700 56 15 0218261-762334 39  +095 05
    05678 71 110A   0433 P 20061105201356200 56 15 0228269-692759 39  +090 05
    05678 71 110A   0433 P 20061105201445000 56 15 0238500-532020 39  +085 05
    90013 03 564A   0433 P 20061105203125700 56 15 0241289+090708 39  +080 05
    90013 03 564A   0433 P 20061105203651900 56 15 0246503+091626 39  +080 05
    90005 99 804A   0433 P 20061105210719800 56 15 2111546-003551 39  +110 05
    90005 99 804A   0433 P 20061105210826900 56 15 2113052-003306 39  +110 05
    90008 00 838A   0433 P 20061105212145600 56 15 2317189-023050 39  +090 05
    27938 03 041B   0433 P 20061105212600800 56 15 2256514+081849 39  +090 05
    27938 03 041B   0433 P 20061105212659100 56 15 2257500+081724 39  +090 05
    27938 03 041B   0433 P 20061105212755500 56 15 2258475+081702 39  +090 05
    27938 03 041B   0433 P 20061105212859600 56 15 2259530+081552 39  +090 05
    
    
    Stray seen:
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    Centaur 2
    00694 63 047A   0433 P 20061105190508100 56 15 0023100-091852 39  +025 05
    Iridium 12
    24837 97 030B   0433 P 20061105190630900 56 15 0026164-082703 39  +065 05
    Globalstar M043
    25874 99 041C   0433 P 20061105200533200 56 15 0001488-783052 39  +065 05
    Globalstar M034
    25962 99 062B   0433 P 20061105202653800 56 15 2005219-481953 39  +065 05
    Geostationary - probably SIRCAL1 - rather bright
    26694 01 005A   0433 P 20061105204948500 56 15 0053162+051605 39  +095 05
    26694 01 005A   0433 P 20061105205126800 56 15 0054573+051656 39  +095 05
    
    Notes:
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    (1) Not a good night due to full moon but as a result of many cloudy 
    nights
    in a row I have to make do with what I can get!
    
    (2) Mainly went for satellites that needed observing.
    
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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