Optical 28th Oct 2009

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Thu Oct 29 2009 - 13:33:25 UTC

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    Observations 28 October 2009
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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.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude -33.94058 deg,
    Elevation 10 metres-situated in Pinelands (Cape Town),South Africa
    
    (A) CCD OBSERVATIONS - automatic processing in APEX software
    FOR CLASSFD.TLE:
    ==================
    19976 89 035A   0433 F 20091028201850000 16 15 0201540+063417 28
    19976 89 035A   0433 F 20091028202040000 16 15 0203251+063651 28  +102 00
    19976 89 035A   0433 F 20091028202155000 16 15 0204275+063836 28
    20344 89 061D   0433 F 20091028191153500 16 15 2330507-255724 29  +107 13
    20344 89 061D   0433 F 20091028191354500 16 15 2340076-284612 58  +137 06
    20344 89 061D   0433 F 20091028191600500 16 15 2350147-313609 68
    20344 89 061D   0433 F 20091028191756500 16 15 0000066-340813 48  +133 03
    20344 89 061D   0433 F 20091028192001500 16 35 0011329-367689 48
    25336 98 029A   0433 F 20091028201351000 16 15 0105004+060216 38  +087 00
    25336 98 029A   0433 F 20091028201507000 16 15 0106158+060514 28  +083 01
    25336 98 029A   0433 F 20091028201627000 16 15 0107341+060820 28
    33490 09 001A   0433 F 20091028175018500 16 15 2328235+053245 28  +086 00
    33490 09 001A   0433 F 20091028175428000 16 15 2332347+053610 18  +084 00
    33490 09 001A   0433 F 20091028175544000 16 15 2333501+053711 28  +082 00
    35815 09 047A   0433 F 20091028200716000 16 15 0055039+052651 28
    35815 09 047A   0433 F 20091028200948000 16 15 0057366+052650 28
    35815 09 047A   0433 F 20091028201136000 16 15 0059253+052649 18
    90046 05 864A   0433 F 20091028175756500 16 15 1919480+095129 38  +071 00
    90046 05 864A   0433 F 20091028175948500 16 15 1924015+063842 38
    90046 05 864A   0433 F 20091028180146500 16 15 1928558+024427 28  +075 00
    90046 05 864A   0433 F 20091028180352500 16 15 1934498-021016 28
    90046 05 864A   0433 F 20091028180550500 16 15 1941179-074421 28
    90046 05 864A   0433 F 20091028180754000 16 15 1949276-145121 38  +061 00
    90046 05 864A   0433 F 20091028180955500 16 15 1959441-233318 28
    90061 06 667A   0433 F 20091028195617000 16 15 1939480-235741 28
    90061 06 667A   0433 F 20091028195912000 16 15 1942205-235308 28
    90061 06 667A   0433 F 20091028195959000 16 15 1943025-235144 28  +138 02
    90061 06 667A   0433 F 20091028200039000 16 15 1943380-235031 28  +129 02
    90061 06 667A   0433 F 20091028200129000 16 15 1944227-234905 28
    90061 06 667A   0433 F 20091028200232000 16 15 1945200-234718 38  +132 06
    90061 06 667A   0433 F 20091028200309000 16 15 1945529-234606 38  +133 02
    90070 06 829A   0433 F 20091028193546500 16 15 2340380-155848 28
    90070 06 829A   0433 F 20091028193748500 16 15 0022537-165335 28
    90085 09 790A   0433 F 20091028181146000 16 15 2114371-090812 28  +100 00
    90085 09 790A   0433 F 20091028181724500 16 15 2140297-080103 28  +085 00
    90085 09 790A   0433 F 20091028182058000 16 15 2153582-071942 48
    90085 09 790A   0433 F 20091028182215000 16 15 2158256-070506 28
    90085 09 790A   0433 F 20091028202601000 16 15 0035422+071845 28
    90085 09 790A   0433 F 20091028202654000 16 15 0036175+072316 38  +101 00
    90085 09 790A   0433 F 20091028202738000 16 15 0036464+072656 38  +105 00
    90085 09 790A   0433 F 20091028202948000 16 15 0038107+073746 38
    90085 09 790A   0433 F 20091028203028000 16 15 0038361+074104 28  +098 00
    
    STRAYS SEEN:
    =================
    NAVSTAR 37
    23833 96 019A   0433 E 20091028191756500 16 15 0001042-341532 68  +130 03
    THURAYA 2
    27825 03 026A   0433 E 20091028175229000 16 15 2331041+052947 28  +115 05
    27825 03 026A   0433 E 20091028175544000 16 15 2334187+053226 28  +107 00
    INTELSAT 802
    24846 97 031A   0433 E 20091028200716000 16 15 0055529+052526 28  +116 01
    24846 97 031A   0433 E 20091028201136000 16 15 0100122+052532 28
    GALAXY 11
    26038 99 071A   0433 E 20091028200716000 16 15 0055507+052535 38  +106 02
    26038 99 071A   0433 E 20091028201136000 16 15 0100098+052542 18
    E BIRD
    27948 03 043A   0433 E 20091028200716000 16 15 0056423+052504 28
    27948 03 043A   0433 E 20091028201136000 16 15 0101040+052506 18
    
    (B)VIDEO OBSERVATIONS - processed manually:
    
    FOR CLASSFD.TLE
    ===================
    05679 71 110B   0433 F 20091028183944800 56 15 0250514-101253 39  +075 05
    05679 71 110B   0433 F 20091028184033400 56 15 0319203-182152 39  +068 05
    05679 71 110B   0433 F 20091028184150600 56 15 0406500-284311 39  +065 05
    21775 91 076A   0433 F 20091028203754200 56 15 0314231-095037 39  +085 05
    21775 91 076A   0433 F 20091028204013300 56 15 0347174-182051 39  +085 05
    21775 91 076A   0433 F 20091028204219400 56 15 0423118-255512 39  +090 05
    35937 09 052A   0433 F 20091028190344400 56 15 2015243-363256 39  +065 05
    35937 09 052A   0433 F 20091028190501500 56 15 2128013-222220 39  +060 05
    35937 09 052A   0433 F 20091028190728000 56 15 2304424+063600 39  +055 05
    35938 09 052B   0433 F 20091028184603600 56 15 1802469-555043 39  +080 05
    35938 09 052B   0433 F 20091028184703700 56 15 1918428-532148 39  +078 05
    35938 09 052B   0433 F 20091028184928400 56 15 2204294-301138 39  +075 05
    35938 09 052B   0433 F 20091028185142900 56 15 2331548-005125 39  +070 05
    35951 09 057A   0433 F 20091028183000600 56 15 0542255-563743 39  +050 05
    35951 09 057A   0433 F 20091028183200300 56 15 0325414-484552 39  +045 05
    35951 09 057A   0433 F 20091028183358300 56 15 0122425-192659 39  +030 05
    35951 09 057A   0433 F 20091028183600500 56 15 0006242+164237 39  +040 05
    90006 00 596A   0433 F 20091028213640000 56 15 0612202-065651 39  +085 05
    90006 00 596A   0433 F 20091028213823200 56 15 0612150-022848 39  +086 05
    90006 00 596A   0433 F 20091028214046900 56 15 0613060+024629 39  +087 05
    90006 00 596A   0433 F 20091028214208700 56 15 0613522+052040 39  +091 05
    90046 05 864A   0433 F 20091028180150000 56 15 1929009+023853 39  +075 05
    90046 05 864A   0433 F 20091028180354600 56 15 1934513-021305 39  +075 05
    90046 05 864A   0433 F 20091028180557000 56 15 1941348-080033 39  +072 05
    90046 05 864A   0433 F 20091028180755300 56 15 1949276-145145 39  +070 05
    90046 05 864A   0433 F 20091028180953800 56 15 1959236-231850 39  +068 05
    90070 06 829A   0433 F 20091028192751600 56 15 1945077+000304 39  +065 05
    90070 06 829A   0433 F 20091028192953300 56 15 2049100-054347 39  +065 05
    90070 06 829A   0433 F 20091028193152300 56 15 2152431-103648 39  +055 05
    90070 06 829A   0433 F 20091028193355500 56 15 2253132-140735 39  +050 05
    90070 06 829A   0433 F 20091028193552000 56 15 2342045-160126 39  +050 05
    
    Strays seen:
    ===============
    SERVIS 1
    28060 03 050A   0433 F 20091028180827400 56 15 1958360-231334 39  +080 05
    DELTA 1 R/B(1) steady
    10062 77 048B   0433 F 20091028185159300 56 15 2356114+055844 39  +030 05
    COSMOS 1153
    11680 80 007A   0433 F 20091028190733800 56 15 2303188+062943 39  +065 05
    SAUDISAT 2 steady
    28371 04 025F   0433 F 20091028191723200 56 15 2358516-341726 39  +065 05
    ARIANE 44L r/b  range 20100 kms
    26039 99 071B   0433 F 20091028202603800 56 15 0039116+080328 39  +085 05
    GLOBALSAT M027
    25884 99 043B   0433 F 20091028212128300 56 15 1704507-691256 39  +073 05
    SL-8 R/B
    27870 03 037C   0433 F 20091028213003800 56 15 1716157-714153 39  +065 05
    ROCKSAT 2
    28254 04 018A   0433 F 20091028212035000 56 15 1709174-702133 39  +075 05
    
    Notes:
    =======
    (1) Seem to be having an abnormal amount of cloud for this time of the
        year - clear for a change
    
    (2) MERCURY 1 appears to have moved - not found.
    
    (3) USA 186 (#28888) not seen around predicted time - will have to do
        a plane scan for it.
    
    (4) 90061 variable - can get quite faint
    
    (5) Noss 2-2A variable
    
    (6) 90006 variable
    
    (7) Little bit of confusion - which is PAN, which is GALAXY 11, which is
        Intelsat 802 and which is EBird?   These 4 satellites are grouped close
        together with the two central ones almost touching. The SPACETRACK
        positions and the elements for PAN result in two satellites in the
        "wrong" place. PAN is usually brighter than the other three, so using
        this I have called the most westerly one PAN ( brightest), followed
        by Galaxy 11 and Intelsat 802 almost touching and EBird the most
        eastern object ( no doubt about this one). The current elements place
        PAN in slightly the wrong position. I think I have reported the
        correct identifications. If I am wrong - which I dont think so, then
        PAN is drifting east again, but if correct then PAN is not drifting at
        the moment and is stationed just west of GALAXY 11.
       (Hope this is not too confusing!)
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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