Optical 27 Nov 2006 #91086

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Mon Nov 27 2006 - 16:35:03 EST

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     Observations 27 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 50mm focal length f/1.8 lens,integrating for 128 frames
     which is equivalent to an exposure of 2.56 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
    
    
     91086 06 325LEO 0433 G 20061127182339500 56 15 2035030-000144 39  +040 05
    91086 06 325LEO 0433 G 20061127182417400 56 15 2056070+010222 39  +040 05
    91086 06 325LEO 0433 G 20061127182451500 56 15 2119360+022627 39  +040 05
    91086 06 325LEO 0433 G 20061127182517300 56 15 2140500+034111 39  +035 05
    91086 06 325LEO 0433 G 20061127182541900 56 15 2204500+051455 39  +030 05
    91086 06 325LEO 0433 G 20061127182620500 56 15 2251060+081524 39  +025 05
    91086 06 325LEO 0433 G 20061127182635700 56 15 2312270+093335 39  +025 05
    91086 06 325LEO 0433 G 20061127182650000 56 15 2348360+114531 39  +020 05
    91086 06 325LEO 0433 G 20061127182718500 56 15 0020470+133628 39  +020 05
    91086 06 325LEO 0433 G 20061127182733600 56 15 0046570+145105 39  +020 05
    91086 06 325LEO 0433 G 20061127182759300 56 15 0131120+164325 39  +025 05
    91086 06 325LEO 0433 G 20061127182814500 56 15 0156420+173801 39  +025 05
    91086 06 325LEO 0433 G 20061127182845100 56 15 0243550+185118 39  +030 05
    91086 06 325LEO 0433 G 20061127182906300 56 15 0312280+192411 39  +030 05
    91086 06 325LEO 0433 G 20061127182919400 56 15 0328180+193604 39  +035 05
    
     Notes:
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    Deviated rapidly from predicted track. Quite a job to track it manually.
    I would expect a bit of scatter in the above points as the satellite
    most times was not near the centre of the field of view.
    
    Magnitudes very approximate - not suitable for any scientific analysis
    
    Cheers
    Greg
     
    
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