Optical 15 Nov 2011 Part 2

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Thu Nov 17 2011 - 08:55:06 UTC

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    Observations 15 Nov 2011 Part 2
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    Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System).
    Camera mount now carries two systems that can be operated
    together as two totally different sytems and computers used.
    Generally the DSI Pro II camera will be used for high altitude
    slow moving objects. Tests seem to indicate that its sensitivity
    is comparable to the MINTRON ( possibly better) but as its not
    possible (?) to time stamp to better than 1 second accuracy the
    time resolution is not good enough for LEO objects.
    
    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 135mm focal length f/2.5 lens, Field of view
    2.4 x 1.8 degrees.
    Individual frames are video time stamped with GPS derived signal.
    Images processed and measured manually.
    
    
    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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    18025 87 043H   0433 F 20111115182358000 56 15 1320350-743115 39  +075 05
    18025 87 043H   0433 F 20111115182552600 56 15 0529301-802143 39  +065 05
    18025 87 043H   0433 F 20111115182747500 56 15 0335081-451016 39  +055 05
    14143 83 056C   0433 F 20111115190112900 56 15 1119242-730922 39  +090 05
    14143 83 056C   0433 F 20111115190300100 56 15 0803311-695441 39
    14143 83 056C   0433 F 20111115190347000 56 15 0704528-641014 39  +070 05
    35951 09 057A   0433 F 20111115191134900 56 15 0856153-673426 39  +065 05
    35951 09 057A   0433 F 20111115191236000 56 15 0733459-715652 39  +060 05
    35951 09 057A   0433 F 20111115191342700 56 15 0437586-715112 39  +050 05
    76038 09 057A   0433 F 20111115191555800 56 15 1821301-495104 39  +100 05
    76038 09 057A   0433 F 20111115191854100 56 15 1634103-721436 39  +085 05
    76038 09 057A   0433 F 20111115191711600 56 15 1755175-602906 39  +070 05
    09415 76 091A   0433 F 20111115193003600 56 15 0718440-410633 39  +050 05
    90070 06 829A   0433 F 20111115193249300 56 15 2028072+043446 39  +065 05
    90070 06 829A   0433 F 20111115193424100 56 15 2122581+060031 39  +050 05
    90070 06 829A   0433 F 20111115193611900 56 15 2225017+074923 39  +035 05
    90070 06 829A   0433 F 20111115193756900 56 15 2320089+093123 39  +030 05
    26906 01 040B   0433 F 20111115194613600 56 15 2026006-020852 39
    26906 01 040B   0433 F 20111115195031500 56 15 2007540-530152 39
    28888 05 042A   0433 F 20111115200415700 56 15 0853546-533418 39  +065 05
    28888 05 042A   0433 F 20111115200501300 56 15 0816581-530018 39  +055 05
    28888 05 042A   0433 F 20111115200552400 56 15 0730378-505147 39  +040 05
    28888 05 042A   0433 F 20111115200626700 56 15 0657512-481307 39  +035 05
    28888 05 042A   0433 F 20111115200714700 56 15 0612304-423126 39  +035 05
    28888 05 042A   0433 F 20111115200743500 56 10 0546478-375326 39  +035 05
    20691 90 050C   0433 F 20111115201146600 56 10 1221021-722849 39  +040 05
    20691 90 050C   0433 F 20111115201226900 56 10 1053430-725035 39  +030 05
    20691 90 050C   0433 F 20111115201307200 56 10 0925198-701650 39  +030 05
    20691 90 050C   0433 F 20111115201508400 56 10 0706043-481123 39  +025 05
    20692 90 050D   0433 F 20111115201146600 56 10 1244549-723227 39  +075 05
    20692 90 050D   0433 F 20111115201226900 56 10 1119470-734137 39  +065 05
    20692 90 050D   0433 F 20111115201307200 56 10 0943557-715857 39  +060 05
    20692 90 050D   0433 F 20111115201516000 56 10 0702006-490214 39  +040 05
    20642 90 050E   0433 F 20111115201534800 56 10 0708384-484604 39  +075 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 F 20111115202501600 56 10 1621480-720436 39  +060 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 F 20111115202506800 56 10 1637474-720223 39  +055 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 F 20111115202519500 56 10 1719139-713003 39  +050 05
    
    STRAYS SEEN:
    -----------------
    SL-8 R/B
    07443 74 072J   0433 F 20111115182706800 56 10 0351212-593050 39  +065 05
    SL-14 R/B
    15172 84 084B   0433 F 20111115193025500 56 10 0339537-454242 39  +055 05
    GLOBALSTAR M064
    26084 00 008D   0433 F 20111115190313300 56 10 0749557-691626 39  +070 05
    SL-8 R/B
    11574 79 089B   0433 F 20111115190347000 56 10 0704325-631357 39
    COSMOS 1441
    13818 83 010A   0433 F 20111115190734900 56 10 0904119-653753 39  +050 05
    SL-8 R/B
    06993 73 104J   0433 F 20111115194730500 56 10 2027113-173740 39  +080 05
    COSMOS 1939
    19045 88 032A   0433 F 20111115202230500 56 10 1624020-722431 39  +055 05
    
    NOTES:
    --------
    (1) Short track on USA 129 as it had to clear local roof and shortly
        therafter entered earth shadow.
    (2) NOSS 2-1 trio tracked - quite a wide difference in magnitudes between
        various components - up to about 4 magnitudes.
    (3) One position on #09415 due to cloud - satellite and single star seen
        but identification/position good.
    (4) Noss 1(A) can get very bright.
    
    Thats all...
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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