Optical 07 Nov 2010-part 2

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Tue Nov 09 2010 - 11:55:55 UTC

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    Observations 07 NOV 2010:
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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 up to 128 frames
    which is equivalent to an exposure of 2.56 seconds per image but
    exposures usually about half this, depending on sky brightness.
    
    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:
    --------------------------------
    37169 10 048B   0433 F 20101107193047600 56 15 2039380+092849 39  +030 05
    37169 10 048B   0433 F 20101107193102600 56 15 2027300+041649 39  +035 05
    37169 10 048B   0433 F 20101107193120900 56 15 2011450-022223 39  +045 05
    37169 10 048B   0433 F 20101107193131800 56 15 2001340-062831 39  +030 05
    37169 10 048B   0433 F 20101107193147900 56 15 1945550-123325 39  +035 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 F 20101107195151500 56 15 0819100-681138 39  +030 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 F 20101107195225300 56 15 0713200-695516 39  +025 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 F 20101107195315900 56 15 0454490-680049 39  +023 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 F 20101107195345400 56 15 0337180-622240 39  +020 05
    37162 10 046A   0433 F 20101107202730900 56 15 0643500-372525 39  +045 05
    37162 10 046A   0433 F 20101107202831900 56 15 0658090-483804 39  +040 05
    37162 10 046A   0433 F 20101107202959500 56 15 0750010-652157 39  +035 05
    37162 10 046A   0433 F 20101107203223200 56 15 1334080-751249 39  +035 05
    
    UNKNOWN SEEN - LEO OBJECT  slight variability
    -----------------------------------------------------
    99999 99 999A   0433 F 20101107200900200 56 15 2327200+040941 39  +065 05
    99999 99 999A   0433 F 20101107200900900 56 15 2325110+043220 39  +065 05
    99999 99 999A   0433 F 20101107200901700 56 15 2323040+045511 39  +065 05
    99999 99 999A   0433 F 20101107200902400 56 15 2321040+051607 39  +065 05
    99999 99 999A   0433 F 20101107200903200 56 15 2319060+053637 39  +065 05
    99999 99 999A   0433 F 20101107200904000 56 15 2316510+055735 39  +065 05
    99999 99 999A   0433 F 20101107200904700 56 15 2314540+061424 39  +065 05
    
    STRAYS SEEN:
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    22079 92 052D   0433 F 20101107202353900 56 15 0623440-371012 39
    SL-14 R/B  range 2408 kms, slight variability
    14522 83 115B   0433 F 20101107203433200 56 15 1923340-551621 39  +065 05
    IRIDIUM 26
    24903 97 043A   0433 F 20101107203637700 56 15 1950270-544939 39  +065 05
    ARIANE 5 R/B  range 8000 kms
    29498 06 043E   0433 F 20101107204930700 56 15 2226290+334009 39  +065 05
    TITAN 3A (TRUSS)  range 5260 kms
    01000 65 008A   0433 F 20101107205152600 56 15 2233400+330230 39  +065 05
    TAURUS DEBRI variable
    26035 99 070D   0433 F 20101107182658400 56 15 0101420+060817 39  +050 05
    SJ-6F steady
    33409 08 053B   0433 F 20101107183130700 56 15 0314090-373601 39  +025 05
    METEOR 2-1
    08026 75 064A   0433 F 20101107184255300 56 15 2001300+082527 39  +055 05
    NOAA 8  one brilliant flash to at least zero magnitude.
    13923 83 022A   0433 F 20101107185322400 56 15 2010500+071346 39  +050 05
    KOMPSAT steady
    26032 99 070A   0433 F 20101107191432700 56 15 2256580+033620 39  +050 05
    
    NOTES:
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    (1) Cant find a match for the unknown leo seen - may be a bird but doesnt
        look like one. There will be some scatter in the positions reported as
        a bit on the faint side for well defined trail edges.
    
    (2) SBBS 1R quite easy for the first few minutes out of shadow but then
        faded out completely, even though at a reasonable elevation.
    
    (3)Sorry for delay in reporting but only so many hours in a day and other 
    more
         pressing matters have to take priority.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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