Optical 05 Oct 2010

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Wed Oct 06 2010 - 11:42:55 UTC

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    Observations 05 OCT 2010:
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    Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System).
    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 80mm focal length f/2.8 lens,measured manually.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude  33.94058 deg S,
    Elevation 10 metres - situated in Pinelands (Cape Town), South Africa
    
    
    FOR CLASSFD.TLE:
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    DMSP F16
    28054 03 048A   0433 T 20101005173203800 56 15 0137436-573328 39
    28054 03 048A   0433 T 20101005173225000 56 15 0107237-555525 39
    28054 03 048A   0433 T 20101005173250000 56 15 0032123-523419 39
    28054 03 048A   0433 T 20101005173331800 56 15 2336226-435116 39
    28054 03 048A   0433 T 20101005173410000 56 15 2253217-323645 39
    FIA RADAR
    37162 10 046A   0433 T 20101005183701400 56 15 2042284+370740 39
    37162 10 046A   0433 T 20101005183826900 56 15 1950229+275540 39
    37162 10 046A   0433 T 20101005184001800 56 15 1844045+133355 39
    37162 10 046A   0433 T 20101005184045300 56 15 1811413+055755 39
    37162 10 046A   0433 T 20101005184202200 56 15 1714017-070127 39
    OTV 1
    36514 10 015A   0433 T 20101005184628700 56 15 1515090-225712 39
    36514 10 015A   0433 T 20101005184657900 56 15 1518561-295452 39
    36514 10 015A   0433 T 20101005184715000 56 15 1521222-345356 39
    36514 10 015A   0433 T 20101005184732200 56 15 1524057-404137 39
    36514 10 015A   0433 T 20101005184754000 56 15 1528062-493518 39
    90070
    90070 06 829A   0433 T 20101005190855900 56 15 2201594+294258 39
    90070 06 829A   0433 T 20101005191126000 56 15 2223466+302528 39
    90070 06 829A   0433 T 20101005191253100 56 15 2235030+304813 39
    90070 06 829A   0433 T 20101005191341700 56 15 2240583+305951 39
    
    NOTES:
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    (1) Virtually impossible tracking conditions due to 95% cloud
        coverage - is it ever going to clear here again?
    
    (2) Also seen:
        DMSP B5D2-8 running a few seconds early
        SBBD1 R - about on time
        Not possible to get positional measurements as no reference
        stars seen.
    
    (3) No magnitude estimates given as conditions too poor so would
        be meaningless.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
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