Optical 21 November 2006

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Thu Nov 23 2006 - 07:49:06 EST

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    Observations 21 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 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
    
    
    For CLASSIFIED.TLE:
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    90064 06 579A   0433 G 20061121181047000 56 15 0233401-520217 39  +085 05
    90064 06 579A   0433 G 20061121181240100 56 15 0240544-412037 39  +080 05
    90064 06 579A   0433 G 20061121181520800 56 15 0249093-280231 39  +075 05
    90028 04 846A   0433 G 20061121184513200 56 15 2029074-271837 39  +070 05
    90028 04 846A   0433 G 20061121184746000 56 15 2142401-140504 39  +060 05
    90028 04 846A   0433 G 20061121184908200 56 15 2209460-075330 39  +065 05
    90028 04 846A   0433 G 20061121185102800 56 15 2237393-005108 39  +075 05
    90056 06 623A   0433 G 20061121191338900 56 15 2042010+002816 39  +095 05
    90055 96 750A   0433 G 20061121191859100 56 15 0228397+074634 39  +102 05
    90061 06 667A   0433 G 20061121201340600 56 15 0231378+044535 39  +074 05
    90061 06 667A   0433 G 20061121201433200 56 15 0240400+042359 39  +074 05
    90061 06 667A   0433 G 20061121201559700 56 15 0256462+034719 39  +070 05
    90061 06 667A   0433 G 20061121201701700 56 15 0309189+032024 39  +070 05
    90020 04 539A   0433 G 20061121211337700 56 15 0559314+071216 39  +085 05
    90020 04 539A   0433 G 20061121211630600 56 15 0621402+010417 39  +080 05
    90020 04 539A   0433 G 20061121212025700 56 15 0700140-083630 39  +085 05
    90020 04 539A   0433 G 20061121212445200 56 15 0758156-201645 39  +090 05
    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20061121221840600 56 15 2346184+094708 39  +080 05
    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20061121222540100 56 15 0034319+204610 39  +080 05
    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20061121222728100 56 15 0043466+225612 39  +085 05
    90065 06 629B   0433 G 20061121223707600 56 15 0701050+203728 39  +085 05
    90065 06 629B   0433 G 20061121223944200 56 15 0716213+153441 39  +085 05
    90065 06 629B   0433 G 20061121224130400 56 15 0727574+115033 39  +085 05
    90025 04 841A   0433 G 20061121224820600 56 15 0538536-025348 39  +075 05
    90025 04 841A   0433 G 20061121224916800 56 15 0558507-081814 39  +075 05
    90025 04 841A   0433 G 20061121225047100 56 15 0639442-181052 39  +070 05
    90025 04 841A   0433 G 20061121225510200 56 15 0953150-415102 39  +090 05
    90046 05 864A   0433 G 20061121230923100 56 15 0138488+341036 39  +094 05
    90046 05 864A   0433 G 20061121231238500 56 15 0141541+324544 39  +093 05
    90046 05 864A   0433 G 20061121235159800 56 15 0233295-041724 39  +075 05
    90046 05 864A   0433 G 20061121235656800 56 15 0246111-182456 39  +070 05
    90043 05 835A   0433 G 20061121235859000 56 15 0305554+062431 39  +105 05
    90013 03 564A   0433 G 20061121180823100 56 15 0122410+062828 39  +085 05
    21798 91 082A   0433 G 20061121182642800 56 15 1725469-381919 39  +095 05
    21798 91 082A   0433 G 20061121182910200 56 15 1831197-105334 39  +085 05
    25746 99 028C   0433 G 20061121190232800 56 15 1250037-822549 39  +080 05
    25746 99 028C   0433 G 20061121190427500 56 15 0747238-814236 39  +070 05
    25746 99 028C   0433 G 20061121190722300 56 15 0543457-671105 39  +065 05
    90068 06 812A   0433 G 20061121204143200 56 15 2144471-044437 39  +105 05
    27938 03 041B   0433 G 20061121210659900 56 15 0211144+045204 39  +085 05
    27938 03 041B   0433 G 20061121210921800 56 15 0213346+044829 39  +085 05
    90016 03 766A   0433 G 20061121213505300 56 15 0059399+053403 39  +095 05
    90054 95 586A   0433 G 20061121213907000 56 15 2330579+013959 39  +090 05
    90033 05 558A   0433 G 20061121214512900 56 15 0216594+032641 39  +105 05
    90034 05 592A   0433 G 20061121215003600 56 15 0352068+061023 39  +095 05
    90042 05 828A   0433 G 20061121215450300 56 15 0604315+052841 39  +115 05
    25991 99 067A   0433 G 20061121200151000 56 15 2122462+041907 39  +048 05
    25991 99 067A   0433 G 20061121200158600 56 15 2124067+054926 39  +048 05
    
    
    Uknown?????
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    00000 00 000A   0433 G 20061121195733400 56 15 2118217+045001 39  +050 05
    00000 00 000A   0433 G 20061121195739100 56 15 2120167+045435 39  +050 05
    00000 00 000A   0433 G 20061121195744700 56 15 2122139+045911 39  +050 05
    00000 00 000A   0433 G 20061121195748500 56 15 2123469+050330 39  +050 05
    00000 00 000A   0433 G 20061121195752300 56 15 2125101+050715 39  +050 05
    00000 00 000A   0433 G 20061121195756000 56 15 2126353+051137 39  +050 05
    00000 00 000A   0433 G 20061121195759700 56 15 2128088+051620 39  +050 05
    
    Strays seen:
    ---------------
    Ariane 5 r/b range 28700 kms
    28948 06 007D   0433 G 20061121235859000 56 15 0307200+063718 39  +100 05
    SL-8 R/B
    14451 83 108B   0433 G 20061121183314300 56 15 2217530+210331 39  +055 05
    OPS 5712 (P/L)
    02826 67 053A   0433 G 20061121183826000 56 15 2219252+195345 39  +085 05
    Cosmos 340
    04387 70 036E   0433 G 20061121184746000 56 15 2140540-134931 39  +080 05
    SL-8 R/B
    18945 88 016J   0433 G 20061121185102800 56 15 2238417-005647 39  +075 05
    Delta 1 debri
    12174 78 026P   0433 G 20061121190552100 56 15 0611141-754427 39  +074 05
    SL-8 R/B
    11304 79 024J   0433 G 20061121201240400 56 15 0153500+062546 39  +075 05
    Irs 1B  variable
    21688 91 061A   0433 G 20061121203119000 56 15 2134585-050651 39  +080 05
    Sicral 1 geostationary
    26694 01 005A   0433 G 20061121210443700 56 15 0214540+051751 39  +097 05
    Eutelsat W2 geostationary
    25491 98 056A   0433 G 20061121210921800 56 15 0214165+052948 39  +105 05
    Syracuse 3B geostationary
    29273 06 033B   0433 G 20061121213505300 56 15 0103509+052717 39  +100 05
    Atlantic Bird 3 geostationary
    27460 02 035A   0433 G 20061121213505300 56 15 0104547+052203 39  +105 05
    Hispansat 1B geostationary
    22723 93 048A   0433 G 20061121214512900 56 15 0210501+025628 39  +115 05
    XTRA-Eur geostationary
    28542 05 005A   0433 G 20061121215003600 56 15 0354357+052911 39  +115 05
    Eurobird geostationary
    26719 01 011A   0433 G 20061121215003600 56 15 0352142+053150 39  +095 05
    NSS703 Intelsat geostationary
    23305 94 064A   0433 G 20061121215313000 56 15 0603331+051919 39  +110 05
    SL-14 R/B
    22040 92 042G   0433 G 20061121192836300 56 15 2131134+052815 39  +060 05
    SL-8 R/B
    11309 79 026B   0433 G 20061121192851300 56 15 2126175+052833 39  +055 05
    Delta 2 R/B
    25135 98 002B   0433 G 20061121194132800 56 15 2126439+050602 39  +065 05
    Breeze M debri  range 11015 kms
    28359 04 022B   0433 G 20061121194159000 56 15 2129032+053458 39  +100 05
    Atlas Centaur rocket
    03598 68 110B   0433 G 20061121194414400 56 15 2123472+050513 39  +055 05
    SL-14 R/B
    20262 89 080C   0433 G 20061121194601600 56 15 2127439+052019 39  +045 05
    Delta 2 deb
    27644 03 002C   0433 G 20061121194752500 56 15 2127563+050425 39  +045 05
    Cosmos 717  long invisibility cycle
    07684 75 016G   0433 G 20061121195631400 56 15 2125209+061048 39  +070 05
    SL-3 R/B
    08800 76 032B   0433 G 20061121200111600 56 15 2121310+045432 39  +055 05
    Cosmos 1833
    17589 87 027A   0433 G 20061121200158600 56 15 2122062+050144 39  +060 05
    
    
    Notes:
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    (1) A long session because I wanted some of the morning objects...
    
    (2) Tried XSS11 but did not see it - did not really expect to as sky
        was far too bright and elevation too low. I guess Ill have to wait
        for my winter to see it again. My guess at the moment is that the
        satellite has been moved again to its next inspection target.
    
    (3) Did a plane scan for #90062 but not seen - again an expected result
        as it was near apogee so too faint for my system. Ill have to
        try again when its closer to perigee.
    
    (4) #90068 started flashing 20h40m10sec UT - so starts flashing when
        phase angle about 92 degrees.
    
    (5) No sign of Milstar 5- Peter reports not having seen it on two
        previous tries but thinks he found it again on the 21st Nov after
        it had moved - maybe its still moving eastward?
    
    (6) No sign of #90067 - wonder if this one has also moved?
    
    (7) No sign of USA 161 - guess Ill have to do a plane scan for it but
        this should be relatively easy to recover as its bright.
    
    (8) Also currently lost is KH9-19 - last seen over 230 days ago. Still
        going into shadow at a relatively low elevation for me so too early
        to try a plane scan - relatively faint satellite.
    
    (9) My latest "unknown". Doesnt match anything in my database. When I
        first saw it I thought it might be EGP but the flash pattern was
        too regular - about every half second. I strongly suspect it may
        have been a high flying military aircraft so Im not giving it a
        number at this stage - very pretty.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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