Optical 09 Nov 2012 Part 1

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Sat Nov 10 2012 - 14:23:08 UTC

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    Observations 09 NOV 2012 Part 1
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    Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System).
    
    FLI ML8300M CCD camera with mechanical shutter + Trimble GPS
    
    Used with 135mm focal length f/2.8 TAMRON lens.
    Field of view 7.6 x 5.7 degrees.
    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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    05679 71 110B   0433 P 20121109181518605 55 15 1728084-584229 19
    05679 71 110B   0433 P 20121109181659389 55 15 1958399-435839 19
    05679 71 110B   0433 P 20121109181840219 55 15 2140340-111857 19
    05682 71 110E   0433 P 20121109195246757 55 15 2252594+145726 19
    05682 71 110E   0433 P 20121109195357716 55 15 2311067-020130 19
    05682 71 110E   0433 P 20121109195456626 55 15 2332285-215438 19
    10594 77 112F   0433 P 20121109190907948 55 15 0435250-550859 19
    10594 77 112F   0433 P 20121109190913840 55 15 0432150-541209 19
    10594 77 112F   0433 P 20121109210018700 55 15 2058440-394635 19
    10594 77 112F   0433 P 20121109210123559 55 15 2146522-322002 19
    10594 77 112F   0433 P 20121109210228369 55 15 2234054-212914 19
    11389 79 050A   0433 P 20121109205044455 55 15 1220144-740944 19
    11389 79 050A   0433 P 20121109205137740 55 15 1244062-820747 19
    11389 79 050A   0433 P 20121109205231292 55 15 2211112-854721 19
    14112 83 056A   0433 P 20121109194452183 55 15 0316353-081403 19
    14112 83 056A   0433 P 20121109194614668 55 15 0351298-181348 19
    14112 83 056A   0433 P 20121109194725405 55 15 0424063-254202 19
    22519 92 086C   0433 P 20121109212001263 55 15 2148571-334718 19
    22519 92 086C   0433 P 20121109212216476 55 15 2205046-310928 19
    22519 92 086C   0433 P 20121109212357907 55 15 2216258-290041 19
    23851 96 024A   0433 P 20121109215828798 55 15 1954538-455315 19
    23851 96 024A   0433 P 20121109215858666 55 15 2016245-410228 19
    23851 96 024A   0433 P 20121109215940102 55 15 2041095-333410 19
    26905 01 040A   0433 P 20121109182835609 55 15 1634255-483117 19
    26905 01 040A   0433 P 20121109182956081 55 15 1746227-461633 19
    26905 01 040A   0433 P 20121109183116544 55 15 1914544-374258 19
    28537 05 004A   0433 P 20121109175258781 55 15 2352564+105009 19
    28537 05 004A   0433 P 20121109175452930 55 15 0103248-114530 19
    28537 05 004A   0433 P 20121109175714577 55 15 0253542-350315 19
    28541 05 004C   0433 P 20121109175258781 55 15 2351298+120959 19
    28541 05 004C   0433 P 20121109175452930 55 15 0100225-100825 19
    28541 05 004C   0433 P 20121109175714577 55 15 0249214-335532 19
    28888 05 042A   0433 P 20121109200258078 55 15 0715300-460932 19
    28888 05 042A   0433 P 20121109200304988 55 15 0710074-453608 19
    28888 05 042A   0433 P 20121109200311896 55 15 0704203-445727 19
    28888 05 042A   0433 P 20121109213951504 55 15 1909479-592117 19
    28888 05 042A   0433 P 20121109214009193 55 15 1932111-565132 19
    28888 05 042A   0433 P 20121109214020962 55 15 1946025-545535 19
    31702 07 027A   0433 P 20121109191744121 55 15 0612244-442720 19
    31702 07 027A   0433 P 20121109191837168 55 15 0555566-362136 19
    31702 07 027A   0433 P 20121109191906622 55 15 0549143-315848 19
    31708 07 027C   0433 P 20121109191744121 55 15 0615488-452023 19
    31708 07 027C   0433 P 20121109191837168 55 15 0558377-371807 19
    31708 07 027C   0433 P 20121109191906622 55 15 0551320-325515 19
    36105 09 066B   0433 P 20121109203823382 55 15 1127533-685237 19
    36105 09 066B   0433 P 20121109203829302 55 15 1125289-693751 19
    37229 10 062H   0433 P 20121109220649974 55 15 1144112-735353 19
    37229 10 062H   0433 P 20121109221000275 55 15 0748518-543017 19
    37229 10 062H   0433 P 20121109221123540 55 15 0716053-392549 19
    
    STRAYS SEEN:
    ----------------
    06660 73 034B   0433 P 20121109203730309 55 15 1043290-711756 19
    13403 82 079B   0433 P 20121109203100950 55 15 1106193-714624 19
    19852 89 018B   0433 P 20121109204625121 55 15 1239331-723040 19
    22287 92 094B   0433 P 20121109203351978 55 15 1023310-682018 19
    25544 98 067A   0433 P 20121109180430583 55 15 1746530-372735 19
    25634 99 008A   0433 P 20121109215828798 55 15 1948202-491205 19
    29713 07 001E   0433 P 20121109180349995 55 15 1752440-401842 19
    34382 09 011C   0433 P 20121109195108020 55 15 2247107+140637 19
    35870 09 049F   0433 P 20121109193703683 55 15 1906469-114955 19
    38746 12 044C   0433 P 20121109215940102 55 15 2040431-332556 19
    38771 12 049A   0433 P 20121109203415590 55 15 1043079-671320 19
    
    NOTES:
    --------
    (1) Not a good night - much cloud drifting about and transparency
        very poor - suspect high cirrus - could barely see Messier 42
       (Great Neb in Orion) with naked eye. However it was the first
       sort of observable night for about a week so the situation was
       getting critical so had to try and observe.
    
    (2) Still a few geostationary satellites to report - tomorrow all
        being well.
    
    (3) Second point for #36105 IGS 5A R was in earths shadow so maybe
        not that accurate as satellite had already faded.
    
    (4) First pass USA-186 #28888 rather faint so end of trail not that
        well defined.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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