Optical 13 Nov 2012 Part 1

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Wed Nov 14 2012 - 13:43:10 UTC

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    Observations 13 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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    24680 96 072A   0433 F 20121113200142969 55 15 1022078-645600 19
    24680 96 072A   0433 F 20121113200158038 55 15 1007546-663513 19
    24680 96 072A   0433 F 20121113200210094 55 15 0953353-675835 19
    33490 09 001A   0433 F 20121113215038705 55 15 0433278+080954 19
    33490 09 001A   0433 F 20121113215212167 55 15 0435017+081054 19
    33490 09 001A   0433 F 20121113215741818 55 15 0440328+081402 19
    36105 09 066B   0433 F 20121113203239643 55 15 1104261-661041 19  +045 05
    36105 09 066B   0433 F 20121113203254692 55 15 1053139-674459 19
    36105 09 066B   0433 F 20121113203304761 55 15 1044174-685051 19
    38528 12 034A   0433 F 20121113183208511 55 15 0140506+085429 19
    38528 12 034A   0433 F 20121113183302103 55 15 0141420+085448 19
    38528 12 034A   0433 F 20121113183346474 55 15 0142249+085456 19
    38528 12 034A   0433 F 20121113183424787 55 15 0143052+085458 19
    38528 12 034A   0433 F 20121113215859022 55 15 0506506+075943 19
    38528 12 034A   0433 F 20121113220501794 55 15 0512521+075547 19
    
    STRAYS SEEN:
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    04799 70 108A   0433 F 20121113184847282 55 15 1109367-710458 19
    10020 77 039B   0433 F 20121113182633891 55 15 0112130+065117 19
    14258 93 084A   0433 F 20121113215212167 55 15 0434448+111136 19
    20717 90 063C   0433 F 20121113215212167 55 15 0434052+122120 19
    22930 93 078A   0433 F 20121113220501794 55 15 0527152+055451 19
    25289 98 021E   0433 F 20121113211412449 55 15 1600440-762725 19  +080 05
    27422 02 021B   0433 F 20121113202728503 55 15 1026109-671334 19  +065 05
    27825 03 026A   0433 F 20121113215038705 55 15 0433202+081148 19
    28134 03 060A   0433 F 20121113220501794 55 15 0528100+052035 19
    32294 07 056B   0433 F 20121113220501794 55 15 0526496+052457 19
    32783 08 021A   0433 F 20121113202807751 55 15 1038309-645642 19  +075 05
    33272 08 037A   0433 F 20121113202837912 55 15 1037119-641648 19  +080 05
    35936 09 051F   0433 F 20121113210109666 55 15 0941416-534911 19
    35936 09 051F   0433 F 20121113210124739 55 15 0928348-533827 19
    37393 11 016B   0433 F 20121113220501794 55 15 0525526+052047 19
    37731 11 030B   0433 F 20121113205630902 55 15 0947481-475956 19
    
    NOTES:
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    (1) Would have been a nice night except for occasional cloud.
    
    (2) Purpose of session was to relocate USA 237 which was on the move
        and to acquire USA 129 at start of its my summer viewing season.
        Both achieved.
    
    (3) USA 186 NOT seen. Either running earlier than about 60-90 seconds
        or has been moved.
    
    (4) COSMOS 1490 # 14258 which is a GLONASS produced a nice flare to
        about mag +7.
    
    (5) Still more to measure/report - tomorrow hopefully. 
    
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