Optical 22 Nov 2010

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Tue Nov 23 2010 - 13:08:52 UTC

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    Observations 22 NOV 2010
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    CoSatrak system.
    
    Meade DSI Pro II Monochrome CCD camera without filters.
    using integration times of 5 sec min to 25 seconds maximum
    depending on brightness of sky in particular area.No image
    processing done, but some done automatically in the auto reduction
    software.
    
    Used with 4 inch SKYWATCHER refractor- model 1025 - fitted with home
    made focal reducer to give an f/2.56 system. Image scale is 6.56 arc
    sec/pixel and field of view 84.8 x 63.2 arc minutes. Shows 15th
    magnitude stars in real time with reasonably good conditions.
    
    Exposure time to nearest second inserted into image FITS header
    from PC clock which is automatically checked every minute against
    GPS signal.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude -33.94058 deg,
    Elevation 10 metres-situated in Pinelands (Cape Town),South Africa
    
    FOR CLASSFD.TLE:
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    14675 84 009A   0433 F 20101122204620000 16 15 0053273+082702 38
    14675 84 009A   0433 F 20101122204656000 16 15 0054054+082819 38
    14675 84 009A   0433 F 20101122204733000 16 15 0054439+082934 28
    19976 89 035A   0433 F 20101122203300000 16 15 0333445+090945 28
    19976 89 035A   0433 F 20101122203352000 16 15 0334454+090907 18
    19976 89 035A   0433 F 20101122203423000 16 15 0334520+091130 38
    19976 89 035A   0433 F 20101122203459000 16 15 0335206+091213 28
    19976 89 035A   0433 F 20101122203543000 16 15 0335562+091308 28
    25336 98 029A   0433 F 20101122204018000 16 15 2331204+032109 28
    25336 98 029A   0433 F 20101122204112000 16 15 2332135+032313 28
    25336 98 029A   0433 F 20101122204140000 16 15 2332411+032418 18
    25337 98 029B   0433 F 20101122204314000 16 15 0057541+063945 38  +109 00
    25337 98 029B   0433 F 20101122204402000 16 15 0058416+064206 28
    25337 98 029B   0433 F 20101122204428000 16 15 0059076+064322 18
    33490 09 001A   0433 F 20101122202852000 16 15 0345044+075642 18
    33490 09 001A   0433 F 20101122203024000 16 15 0346373+075717 28
    33490 09 001A   0433 F 20101122203156000 16 15 0348068+075759 38
    36869 10 039B   0433 F 20101122210756000 16 15 0015088+311827 38
    36869 10 039B   0433 F 20101122210853000 16 15 0016052+312320 38
    36869 10 039B   0433 F 20101122210914000 16 15 0016265+312502 38
    36869 10 039B   0433 F 20101122210945000 16 15 0016586+312745 38
    
    
    STRAY TRACKED:
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    EGYPTSAT 1  appears to be slowly variable- 30 sec track before shadow
    31117 07 012A   0433 F 20101122205715000 16 15 0941104-543041 38
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
     
    
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