Optical 28 Nov 2010

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Mon Nov 29 2010 - 13:31:19 UTC

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    Observations 28 NOV 2010
    ----------------------------
    
    CoSatrak system
    
    CCD 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.
    
    Video System:
    =============
    200mm focal length lens converted to 145mm f/2.5 with homemade focal
    reducer. Field of view2.42 deg x 1.79 degrees and getting down to
    stellar magnitude around 11 - 12. Still to improve focus a bit.
    Individual video frames time stamped.Unsed with MINTRON surveillance
    camera and mounted on the SKYWATCHER refractor as a "finder".
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude -33.94058 deg,
    Elevation 10 metres-situated in Pinelands (Cape Town),South Africa
    
    FOR CLASSFD.TLE:
    ---------------------
    CCD observations:
    05205 71 039B   0433 F 20101128211727000 16 15 0204123+154916 38  +159 03
    05205 71 039B   0433 F 20101128211959000 16 15 0206463+155126 28  +158 02
    05205 71 039B   0433 F 20101128212108000 16 15 0207561+155225 28
    05205 71 039B   0433 F 20101128212215000 16 15 0209043+155321 28
    19976 89 035A   0433 F 20101128195947000 16 15 0323266+085427 28
    19976 89 035A   0433 F 20101128200100000 16 15 0324258+085600 38  +104 00
    19976 89 035A   0433 F 20101128200205000 16 15 0325182+085723 18  +104 00
    20253 89 077A   0433 F 20101128203311000 16 15 2344405-014450 28
    20253 89 077A   0433 F 20101128203446000 16 15 2346141-014111 68
    20253 89 077A   0433 F 20101128203542000 16 15 2347105-013902 38
    20253 89 077A   0433 F 20101128203818000 16 15 2349467-013309 28
    21877 92 006C   0433 F 20101128210136000 16 15 0028207+034400 38
    21877 92 006C   0433 F 20101128210304000 16 15 0030050+034845 78  +132 03
    21877 92 006C   0433 F 20101128210411000 16 15 0031221+035215 58
    25336 98 029A   0433 F 20101128210935000 16 15 0023372+052636 28
    25336 98 029A   0433 F 20101128211028000 16 15 0024287+052828 38
    25336 98 029A   0433 F 20101128211054000 16 15 0024553+052944 38
    26575 00 065A   0433 F 20101128210136000 16 15 0027529+040008 38
    26575 00 065A   0433 F 20101128210304000 16 15 0029220+040032 38
    26575 00 065A   0433 F 20101128210411000 16 15 0030286+040041 87
    26635 00 080A   0433 F 20101128205601000 16 15 0031059+023222 38
    26635 00 080A   0433 F 20101128205713000 16 15 0032179+023331 18
    26635 00 080A   0433 F 20101128205904000 16 15 0034093+023519 28
    26883 01 033D   0433 F 20101128204950000 16 15 2356128+000619 28
    26883 01 033D   0433 F 20101128205118000 16 15 2357409+000651 38  +135 05
    26883 01 033D   0433 F 20101128205325000 16 15 2359489+000919 18  +144 03
    34713 09 017A   0433 F 20101128214640000 16 15 0638242+051627 18  +130 01
    34713 09 017A   0433 F 20101128214715000 16 15 0639005+051636 18  +132 01
    34713 09 017A   0433 F 20101128214808000 16 15 0639538+051637 18  +131 01
    35815 09 047A   0433 F 20101128215115000 16 15 0504144+052413 28
    35815 09 047A   0433 F 20101128215202000 16 15 0505013+052357 28
    35815 09 047A   0433 F 20101128215233000 16 15 0505335+052407 28
    35815 09 047A   0433 F 20101128215243000 16 15 0505427+052411 28
    36108 09 068A   0433 F 20101128210531000 16 15 0030226+051813 28
    36108 09 068A   0433 F 20101128210630000 16 15 0031220+051813 28
    36108 09 068A   0433 F 20101128210718000 16 15 0032100+051811 18
    96058 96 558A   0433 F 20101128211333000 16 15 0159445+161119 38  +157 01
    96058 96 558A   0433 F 20101128211442000 16 15 0200462+161609 38  +121 01
    96058 96 558A   0433 F 20101128211619000 16 15 0202170+162146 28  +143 01
    96094 96 594A   0433 F 20101128212612000 16 15 0246318+144658 49
    96094 96 594A   0433 F 20101128212708000 16 15 0247246+145120 19  +127 12
    96094 96 594A   0433 F 20101128212800000 16 15 0248153+145316 48  +122 01
    
    Video observations
    -----------------------
    37168 10 048A   0433 F 20101128182256900 56 15 0309211+210538 39  +035 05
    37168 10 048A   0433 F 20101128182353700 56 15 0318302+073848 39  +030 05
    37168 10 048A   0433 F 20101128182436800 56 15 0330170-064319 39  +025 05
    37168 10 048A   0433 F 20101128182516100 56 15 0347119-231340 39  +020 05
    37168 10 048A   0433 F 20101128182546800 56 15 0407106-371107 39  +025 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 F 20101128184133400 56 15 0718244-360313 39  +060 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 F 20101128184233100 56 15 0646144-302757 39  +055 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 F 20101128184328300 56 15 0617596-234726 39  +050 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 F 20101128184420500 56 15 0553076-161800 39  +050 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 F 20101128184520600 56 15 0527093-063746 39  +050 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 F 20101128184630700 56 15 0500484+050358 39  +055 05
    36514 10 015A   0433 F 20101128190717300 56 15 1807150-491453 39  +060 05
    36514 10 015A   0433 F 20101128190746500 56 15 1813001-612224 39  +055 05
    36514 10 015A   0433 F 20101128190807000 56 15 1821218-733051 39  +045 05
    36514 10 015A   0433 F 20101128190817200 56 15 1833300-804421 39  +040 05
    36514 10 015A   0433 F 20101128190847100 56 15 0558123-740208 39  +020 05
    36514 10 015A   0433 F 20101128190907400 56 15 0608502-565235 39  +020 05
    
    
    STRAYS SEEN:
    ----------------
    BREEZE-M DEB (TANK) range 13820 kms
    28926 05 052C   0433 F 20101128184518300 56 15 0528536-064221 39  +060 05
    DELTA 2 R/B(1) range 3620 kms steady
    22097 92 057B   0433 F 20101128184630700 56 15 0458053+045757 39  +055 05
    GLOBALSTAR M003 steady
    25165 98 008D   0433 F 20101128190817200 56 15 1848193-800733 39  +050 05
    TRMM steady
    25063 97 074A   0433 F 20101128192109300 56 15 2235144-030400 39  +015 05
    SUMBANDILA  steady
    35870 09 049F   0433 F 20101128194211000 56 15 0605152-774229 39  +075 05
    35870 09 049F   0433 F 20101128194242000 56 15 0323028-684730 39  +065 05
    GORIZONT 21
    20923 90 094A   0433 F 20101128203311000 16 15 2345071-020710 18
    20923 90 094A   0433 F 20101128203446000 16 15 2346394-020200 68
    ATLANTIC BIRD 1
    27508 02 040A   0433 F 20101128210531000 16 15 0029119+052056 28
    27508 02 040A   0433 F 20101128210630000 16 15 0030114+052058 28
    27508 02 040A   0433 F 20101128210718000 16 15 0030593+052058 18
    ANIK E1
    21726 91 067A   0433 F 20101128215706000 16 15 0513004+070022 67
    21726 91 067A   0433 F 20101128215853000 16 15 0514456+070338 78  +153 05
    INTELSAT 904
    27380 02 007A   0433 F 20101128214640000 16 15 0637417+051757 38  +135 02
    27380 02 007A   0433 F 20101128214715000 16 15 0638175+051810 18  +135 01
    27380 02 007A   0433 F 20101128214808000 16 15 0639107+051812 18  +136 01
    INTELSAT 502
    12089 80 098A   0433 F 20101128192849000 16 15 2217031-044612 38  +090 05
    GALS 2
    23717 95 063A   0433 F 20101128192849000 16 15 2216106-044028 38  +125 05
    TELSTAR 12
    25949 99 059A   0433 F 20101128211028000 16 15 0022573+051555 38  +135 05
    PAKSAT - MAYBE CONFUSED WITH PAN
    23779 96 006A   0433 F 20101128215115000 16 15 0504270+052555 38
    23779 96 006A   0433 F 20101128215202000 16 15 0505125+052612 38
    23779 96 006A   0433 F 20101128215233000 16 15 0505454+052611 28
    23779 96 006A   0433 F 20101128215243000 16 15 0505549+052608 38
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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