Obs 10 Sept 2003

From: Greg Roberts (grr@iafrica.com)
Date: Fri Sep 12 2003 - 12:24:51 EDT

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    Observations 10 Sept 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 terrible - 90% cloud -eventually had to give up.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude  33.94058 deg S,
    Elevation 10 metres - situated in Pinelands (Cape Town), South Africa
    
    
    07816 75 043A   0433 T 20030910170245400 17 15 2120130-405546 39  +066 05
    07816 75 043A   0433 T 20030910170429200 17 15 2335401-710007 39  +067 05
    07816 75 043A   0433 T 20030910170443400 17 15 0015378-730816 39  +068 05
    19460 88 078A   0433 T 20030910170819200 17 15 1518078+333811 39  +067 05
    25744 99 028A   0433 T 20030910172745100 17 15 0828571-745711 39  +067 05
    25744 99 028A   0433 T 20030910172952700 17 15 0548286-760725 39
    25744 99 028A   0433 T 20030910173127900 17 15 0413580-724456 39  +071 05
    25744 99 028A   0433 T 20030910173344900 17 15 0304502-651105 39
    23533 95 015A   0433 T 20030910173529300 17 15 0420001-684203 39
    23533 95 015A   0433 T 20030910173944700 17 15 1728552-503623 39  +052 05
    23533 95 015A   0433 T 20030910174230400 17 15 1654030+150856 39  +078 05
    23533 95 015A   0433 T 20030910174300800 17 15 1650202+214123 39
    21798 91 082A   0433 T 20030910175640200 17 15 0303004-610944 39  +075 05
    21798 91 082A   0433 T 20030910175742000 17 15 0200464-630855 39  +070 05
    23233 94 057A   0433 T 20030910180356100 17 15 1452277+032218 39 S+078 05
    25725 99 023B   0433 T 20030910183009100 17 15 1716464+015842 39  +069 05
    25725 99 023B   0433 T 20030910184202900 17 15 2059168-095707 39  +056 05
    25725 99 023B   0433 T 20030910184407000 17 15 2151490-103247 39  +058 05
    90013 03 564A   0433 T 20030910184629800 17 15 2116181-003917 39 S+079 05
    90013 03 564A   0433 T 20030910185501000 17 15 2124457-002803 39 S+079 05
    25724 99 023A   0433 T 20030910191235000 17 15 1834033+085144 39  +068 05
    25724 99 023A   0433 T 20030910191425100 17 15 1902536+052034 39  +070 05
    
    Notes:
    (1) 99028A still flickering - about 2x per second. Also has a long term
        variation in magnitude but very ill defined, especially since I was
        dodging clouds and sometimes viewing through thin cloud.
    (2) Problem with my camera mounting loosing position has been solved-one
        of the constants in the initialization process had to be changed
        slightly, but the biggest error was in the fast stepping procedure
        which I had too fast and caused the mount to miss counts to the
        azimuth stepping motor.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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