Optical 10 Nov 2007

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Sun Nov 11 2007 - 13:29:19 UTC

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    Observations 10 Nov 2007:
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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 200mm focal length f/3.5 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 CLASSFD.TLE:
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    31702 07 027B   0433 G 20071110180514100 56 15 1939590+331353 39  +050 05
    31702 07 027B   0433 G 20071110180522500 56 15 1943140+341053 39  +050 05
    90013 03 564A   0433 G 20071110181406100 56 15 0045040+050102 39  +080 05
    90013 03 564A   0433 G 20071110181406100 56 15 0045040+050102 39  +080 05
    90013 03 564A   0433 G 20071110181850400 56 15 0049420+051135 39  +080 05
    27168 02 001A   0433 G 20071110182032700 56 15 2344400+043101 39  +090 05
    27168 02 001A   0433 G 20071110182516000 56 15 2349260+043319 39  +090 05
    27169 02 001B   0433 G 20071110182557400 56 15 2237410+055430 39  +095 05
    27169 02 001B   0433 G 20071110182825900 56 15 2240150+055548 39  +095 05
    28546 04 050B   0433 G 20071110183109500 56 15 0002140+102239 39  +100 05
    28546 04 050B   0433 G 20071110183428800 56 15 0007350+100718 39  +105 05
    28546 04 050B   0433 G 20071110184059900 56 15 0018210+093713 39  +100 05
    90037 05 638A   0433 G 20071110184525400 56 15 0313340+091257 39  +100 05
    90037 05 638A   0433 G 20071110184811700 56 15 0316160+092444 39  +100 05
    90038 05 638B   0433 G 20071110185003800 56 15 0317390+074427 39  +105 05
    90038 05 638B   0433 G 20071110185246100 56 15 0320230+074417 39  +105 05
    90035 05 625A   0433 G 20071110190037100 56 15 0240260+052101 39  +115 05
    90035 05 625A   0433 G 20071110190240700 56 15 0242310+052121 39  +115 05
    27938 03 041B   0433 G 20071110191411000 56 15 0100260+050537 39  +090 05
    27938 03 041B   0433 G 20071110191839200 56 15 0104560+045959 39  +090 05
    31701 07 027A   0433 G 20071110192947600 56 15 1825560-555943 39  +035 05
    31701 07 027A   0433 G 20071110193023800 56 15 1906380-552611 39  +035 05
    31701 07 027A   0433 G 20071110193044600 56 15 1931580-543548 39  +030 05
    31701 07 027A   0433 G 20071110193210900 56 15 2121080-452800 39  +025 05
    31708 07 027C   0433 G 20071110193335000 56 15 2136320-422522 39  +030 05
    31708 07 027C   0433 G 20071110193356900 56 15 2159110-384247 39  +030 05
    31708 07 027C   0433 G 20071110193631700 56 15 0001380-001407 39  +025 05
    31708 07 027C   0433 G 20071110193709300 56 15 0020540+074313 39  +030 05
    90025 04 800A   0433 G 20071110200312500 56 15 0028410+403410 39  +105 05
    90025 04 800A   0433 G 20071110200820600 56 15 0048190+354442 39  +100 05
    90025 04 800A   0433 G 20071110201359600 56 15 0117550+280946 39  +095 05
    90025 04 800A   0433 G 20071110202729600 56 15 0503240-252741 39  +060 05
    90042 05 828A   0433 G 20071110204052700 56 15 0406070+034743 39  +120 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20071110210505500 56 15 1851220-583127 39  +060 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20071110210524200 56 15 1917170-553628 39  +055 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20071110210554400 56 15 1953100-494617 39  +050 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20071110210626000 56 15 2023280-421804 39  +045 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20071110210654900 56 15 2045130-344513 39  +075 05
    90077 07 757A   0433 G 20071110211113100 56 15 0148450+162257 39  +095 05
    90077 07 757A   0433 G 20071110211305900 56 15 0154550+150027 39  +090 05
    90077 07 757A   0433 G 20071110211551300 56 15 0203140+130750 39  +090 05
    90022 04 764A   0433 G 20071110211905800 56 15 0058450-044707 39  +065 05
    90022 04 764A   0433 G 20071110212013500 56 15 0059570-044415 39  +070 05
    90030 05 544A   0433 G 20071110212823300 56 15 2347100-003714 39  +110 05
    90030 05 544A   0433 G 20071110213131300 56 15 2350130-003244 39  +104 05
    90008 00 838A   0433 G 20071110213224000 56 15 0042020-041513 39  +108 05
    90008 00 838A   0433 G 20071110213342900 56 15 0043180-041400 39  +100 05
    
    Strays seen:
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    DNEPR 1 Debri steady
    26551 00 057G   0433 G 20071110180205700 56 15 1940000+334408 39  +075 05
    Radio 5  variable to invisible
    12999 81 120C   0433 G 20071110180959200 56 15 0305220-085335 39  +065 05
    SL-8 R/B steady
    11804 80 039B   0433 G 20071110181301200 56 15 0308030-085210 39  +040 05
    IRS 1C variable
    23751 95 072A   0433 G 20071110192139700 56 15 1705480-552951 39  +065 05
    Cosmos 789 variable
    08591 76 005A   0433 G 20071110192249700 56 15 1711390-535100 39  +080 05
    Cosmos 2344 mostly steady
    24827 97 028A   0433 G 20071110193210900 56 15 2126360-451932 39  +070 05
    CZ-3A R/B steady, range 22770 kms
    31116 07 011B   0433 G 20071110201704400 56 15 0052480+373827 39  +100 05
    Ariane 44 LP Deb steady range 20620 kms
    26471 00 046C   0433 G 20071110205008900 56 15 0458320+062531 39  +110 05
    
    Notes:
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    (1) #31702 observed through small gap in tree.
    (2) #28546 range 27000 kms - easy
    (3) #90077 range 12740 kms - easy
    (4) #90022 two bright flashes seperated by about 67-68 secs,invisible in
        between
    (5) Ive been busy with radio tracking on S-band frequencies. Unfortunately my 
    preamp
          blew up a few days ago so until its repaired I have withdrawal symptoms to 
    decided
          to do some optical tracking to alleviate the problem.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
    
    
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