Obs 07 Oct 2003

From: Greg Roberts (grr@iafrica.com)
Date: Thu Oct 09 2003 - 13:08:51 EDT

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    Observations 07 Oct 2003:
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    Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System), 1004x low
    light level CCD surveillance camera (0.003 lux) with 145mm focal
    length f/2.5 lens with focal length reducer, field of view
    1.89 x 1.43 degrees.
    
    Conditions good - bright moon but not a problem
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude  33.94058 deg S,
    Elevation 10 metres - situated in Pinelands (Cape Town), South Africa
    
    
    25744 99 028A   0433 G 20031007181142000 17 15 2300420-564018 39 R+071 05
    25744 99 028A   0433 G 20031007181300900 17 15 2314150-472448 39 R+055 05
    25744 99 028A   0433 G 20031007181444300 17 15 2327339-352156 39 R+060 05
    15071 84 065C   0433 G 20031007180943400 17 15 0143032-333457 39 R+060 05
    15071 84 065C   0433 G 20031007181019200 17 15 0107551-235541 39 R+055 05
    15071 84 065C   0433 G 20031007181043300 17 15 0046180-162619 39 R+057 05
    14180 83 056G   0433 G 20031007182113500 17 15 2243008+050530 39 I+085 05
    14180 83 056G   0433 G 20031007182319100 17 15 2344255-135407 39 I+079 05
    14180 83 056G   0433 G 20031007182445100 17 15 0034192-253631 39 I+077 05
    24753 97 012A   0433 G 20031007182523500 17 15 0254199-555246 39 S+066 05
    24753 97 012A   0433 G 20031007182613700 17 15 0149054-502645 39 S+059 05
    24753 97 012A   0433 G 20031007182745000 17 15 0004260-282333 39 S+058 05
    23233 94 057A   0433 G 20031007183311100 17 15 1522176-194308 39 I+084 05
    23233 94 057A   0433 G 20031007183327400 17 15 1528050-164106 39 I+087 05
    23233 94 057A   0433 G 20031007183345700 17 15 1534028-131544 39 I+088 05
    90004 99 750A   0433 G 20031007185304200 17 15 2325020-772447 39 I+065 05
    90004 99 750A   0433 G 20031007185524600 17 15 0415570-723811 39 I+068 05
    90004 99 750A   0433 G 20031007184221300 17 15 1904370-184028 39 I+075 05
    90004 99 750A   0433 G 20031007184534100 17 15 1920262-314903 39 I+060 05
    90004 99 750A   0433 G 20031007184758200 17 15 1940372-450150 39 I+060 05
    90004 99 750A   0433 G 20031007185042000 17 15 2034354-635059 39 I+050 05
    14112 83 056A   0433 G 20031007190529900 17 15 1923217+185056 39 I+092 05
    14112 83 056A   0433 G 20031007190834500 17 15 2007012-065429 39 I+089 05
    14112 83 056A   0433 G 20031007190958400 17 15 2037411-242423 39 I+083 05
    14112 83 056A   0433 G 20031007191045000 17 15 2101089-351248 39 I+080 05
    14144 83 056D   0433 G 20031007193504300 17 15 0521045-635259 39 I+095 05
    25017 97 064A   0433 G 20031007192720000 17 15 1655058-214435 39 S+045 05
    25017 97 064A   0433 G 20031007192849200 17 15 1633104-505747 39 S+044 05
    25017 97 064A   0433 G 20031007192949900 17 15 1528248-712222 39 S+043 05
    25017 97 064A   0433 G 20031007193050000 17 15 1045182-801451 39 S+045 05
    05679 71 110B   0433 G 20031007193217000 17 15 1758215-164855 39 S+068 05
    05679 71 110B   0433 G 20031007193306600 17 15 1749277-303652 39 S+064 05
    05679 71 110B   0433 G 20031007193347100 17 15 1737141-423458 39 S+057 05
    15071 84 065C   0433 G 20031007194725900 17 15 1645573-190435 39 R+066 05
    15071 84 065C   0433 G 20031007194757200 17 15 1701464-111030 39 R+080 05
    24753 97 012A   0433 G 20031007200909100 17 15 1702423-202208 39 R+080 05
    24753 97 012A   0433 G 20031007200959600 17 15 1719590-102934 39 R+091 05
    14180 83 056G   0433 G 20031007201236000 17 15 1848310-315027 39 I+084 05
    14180 83 056G   0433 G 20031007201334300 17 15 1848370-433152 39 I+083 05
    14180 83 056G   0433 G 20031007201449900 17 15 1844252-591729 39 I+079 05
    14112 83 056A   0433 G 20031007210329300 17 15 1641235-545403 39 I+098 05
    90013 03 564A   0433 G 20031007195615400 17 15 0010085+042716 39 S+072 05
    90013 03 564A   0433 G 20031007213710200 17 15 0149241+074748 39 S+079 05
    25724 99 023A   0433 G 20031007212726300 17 15 2003565+031050 39 S+076 05
    25724 99 023A   0433 G 20031007213002400 17 15 2043278+061340 39 S+074 05
    25724 99 023A   0433 G 20031007213226600 17 15 2118599+091656 39 S+072 05
    16623 86 014D   0433 G 20031007211917300 17 15 0759226-721508 39 S+091 05
    16623 86 014D   0433 G 20031007211935300 17 15 0806117-702344 39 S+091 05
    22519 92 086C   0433 G 20031007202217900 17 15 2330251-473250 39 I+071 05
    22519 92 086C   0433 G 20031007202255100 17 15 2358291-511126 39 I+072 05
    22519 92 086C   0433 G 20031007202343500 17 15 0035338-544619 39 I+065 05
    22519 92 086C   0433 G 20031007202720000 17 15 0303369-594415 39 I+080 05
    25725 99 023B   0433 G 20031007203424700 17 15 1844006+023856 39 I+077 05
    25725 99 023B   0433 G 20031007203551800 17 15 1856058+042340 39 I+074 05
    25725 99 023B   0433 G 20031007204858100 17 15 2104472+270827 39 I+061 05
    25725 99 023B   0433 G 20031007205011400 17 15 2119430+295008 39 I+067 05
    08836 76 038D   0433 G 20031007204249200 17 15 1643368-524442 39 I+087 05
    08836 76 038D   0433 G 20031007204307900 17 15 1637086-545227 39 I+087 05
    08836 76 038D   0433 G 20031007204419500 17 15 1602525-623230 39 I+082 05
    08836 76 038D   0433 G 20031007204452000 17 15 1540029-653942 39 I+083 05
    25744 99 028A   0433 G 20031007204647200 17 15 1951459-125718 39 R+060 05
    25744 99 028A   0433 G 20031007204744200 17 15 2006472-080935 39 R+078 05
    25744 99 028A   0433 G 20031007205118000 17 15 2055176+094316 39 R+073 05
    
    Notes:
    
    (1) Still to report: NOSS 1 (J), NOSS 1 (A), DMSP B5C-04, Lacrosse 3 (early
    pass), Alexis, DMSP B5D2-6 and DMSP B5D2-8 - Im running late with measuring
    as a result of visitors...
    
    (2) Now have a new assistant called GUCCI. Unfortunately not computer
    literate although he originated from a local university campus - so far
    has shown no interest in computers. However he keeps late hours ( as do
    most cats ) so may yet become an observer.
    
    (3) Used Mike McCants INT2 program to locate #90004 - the program
    actually works :-))   (dirty look from Mike and probable comment - "What
    do you expect!"- satellite was about 42 seconds late on the INT2 elements.
    
    (4) For the Dsat readers I attach a small file showing KH9-19. The regular
    flashing is very obvious and was about magnitude +6 at maxima.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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