Optical 01 Oct 2014

From: Greg Roberts via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2014 15:58:37 +0200
Observations 01 October 2014
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Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System).

FLI ML8300M CCD camera with mechanical shutter + Trimble GPS

Used with 88mm focal length f/2.8 Nikon lens.
Field of view 11.5 x 8.6 degrees.
90% Images automatically processed by APEX,remainder manually.

Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude -33.94058 deg,
Elevation 10 metres-situated in Pinelands (Cape Town),South Africa

FOR CLASSIFIED.TLE:
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28385 04 034B   0433 F 20141001202349325 16 15 1313499-715524 48
28385 04 034B   0433 F 20141001202400520 16 15 1303562-725418 48
28385 04 034B   0433 F 20141001202411733 16 15 1253056-734914 38
28385 04 034B   0433 F 20141001202422912 16 15 1240039-744440 79
28385 04 034B   0433 F 20141001202434119 16 15 1223343-753946 48
28385 04 034B   0433 F 20141001202445315 16 15 1204429-763111 48
28385 04 034B   0433 F 20141001202507716 16 15 1112243-780540 48
32378 07 060A   0433 F 20141001213939186 16 15 1937564-000111 58
32378 07 060A   0433 F 20141001214004282 16 15 1945293+012850 58
32378 07 060A   0433 F 20141001214031617 16 15 1953376+030754 58
32378 07 060A   0433 F 20141001214054294 16 15 1959364+042116 58
32378 07 060A   0433 F 20141001214129042 16 15 2009007+061900 48
32378 07 060A   0433 F 20141001214150300 16 15 2014091+072347 48
32378 07 060A   0433 F 20141001214213257 16 25 2019625+083333 38
32378 07 060A   0433 F 20141001214233539 16 15 2024123+093152 69  +084 07
32378 07 060A   0433 F 20141001214311517 16 15 2032246+111736 58
32706 08 010A   0433 F 20141001195124487 16 25 1840699+130534 58  +083 13
32706 08 010A   0433 F 20141001195335788 16 15 1844313+092714 48  +101 06
32706 08 010A   0433 F 20141001195505843 16 15 1847183+063028 38  +115 05
32706 08 010A   0433 F 20141001200037716 16 15 1858543-084916 19
32706 08 010A   0433 F 20141001200535264 16 15 1913346-343303 38
35951 09 057A   0433 F 20141001180224374 16 15 0001028-083438 28
35951 09 057A   0433 F 20141001180246802 16 15 2348168-031600 28
35951 09 057A   0433 E 20141001180219374 16 15 0003481-093904 28
38094 12 009B   0433 F 20141001212344825 16 15 0248427-061758 19
38094 12 009B   0433 F 20141001212445089 16 15 0253076-063114 58
38094 12 009B   0433 F 20141001212553267 16 15 0258157-064609 58
38094 12 009B   0433 F 20141001212650639 16 15 0301477-065526 58
38094 12 009B   0433 F 20141001212743773 16 15 0305357-070537 48
38094 12 009B   0433 F 20141001212949564 16 15 0313432-072536 38  +111 00
39207 13 036B   0433 F 20141001174021193 16 15 1831231+374140 68  +057 00
39207 13 036B   0433 F 20141001174028403 16 15 1832116+374221 58  +065 01
39207 13 036B   0433 F 20141001174231074 16 15 1849472+374918 38  +070 03
39207 13 036B   0433 F 20141001174238284 16 15 1850595+374932 68  +089 00
39207 13 036B   0433 F 20141001174328778 16 15 1858071+375040 38  +067 58
39207 13 036B   0433 F 20141001174336003 16 15 1858413+375049 48  +075 02
99208 13 954A   0433 F 20141001173257811 16 15 2145296+280555 58
99208 13 954A   0433 F 20141001173313421 16 15 2147457+275714 28  +067 00
99208 13 954A   0433 F 20141001173421839 16 15 2157033+272102 68  +073 00
99208 13 954A   0433 F 20141001173437457 16 15 2159084+271249 49  +061 03
99208 13 954A   0433 F 20141001173442695 16 15 2159421+271051 29  +065 02
99208 13 954A   0433 F 20141001173447887 16 15 2200222+270802 29
99208 13 954A   0433 F 20141001173453103 16 15 2200512+270329 49
99208 13 954A   0433 F 20141001173519196 16 15 2204184+265307 39
99208 13 954A   0433 F 20141001173524411 16 15 2204560+265049 28
99208 13 954A   0433 F 20141001173529634 16 15 2205349+264810 00
99406 14 602A   0433 F 20141001201550440 16 15 0911358-840855 28
99406 14 602A   0433 F 20141001201635230 16 15 0532196-830906 28
99406 14 602A   0433 F 20141001201720006 16 15 0348581-775839 28

NOTES:
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(1) Conditions fair - bright moon in the wrong place most of the time.

(2) Using wide angle system to try and locate the more elusive objects
    but sometimes inadequate aperture for faint magnitudes and bright
    sky. Will have to rethink my approach here.

(3) A lot of images to still examine - some obvious classified geosats
    but going to take some time to process. APEX is very slow with such
    a large field of view and sometimes has to process between 10000
    and 20000 stars instead of the usual 100-200 so slows down the
    processing somewhat.

Cheers
Greg

 

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