Obs 23 Sept 2003

From: Greg Roberts (grr@iafrica.com)
Date: Thu Sep 25 2003 - 12:42:02 EDT

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    Observations 23 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 good - transparency good, not so cold.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude  33.94058 deg S,
    Elevation 10 metres - situated in Pinelands (Cape Town), South Africa
    
    
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    Notes:
    ~~~~~~~
    (1) Everything went well tonight - my late Blackie was working overtime
        in sending satellites and I had to miss several as I could observe in
        two places at the same time.
    
    (2) The observations of 88-021C ( UoSat 12 rocket) were obtained by
        accident. I was waiting for Noss 8 (E) when a bright satellite
        entered the field of view about 2 minutes before Noss 8 (E) was
        due and fitting right direction and speed so I thought it might
        be Noss 8 (E) and tracked on it. It was only after a few minutes
        that it started to drift out of the field of view so tracking of
        it was abandoned. It was subsequently identifed as UoSat 12 rocket.
    
    (3) TIPS was a fantastic sight and I could see the full length of the
        tether most of the pass. At maximum elevation of 49.2 deg, range
        about 1100 km, the tether was approximately 7.1 arc minutes long.
    
    (4) Looks like my winter season is reaching an end -incidentally the
        container ship that grounded during a storm on a nearby beach
        was finally refloated about a month after the event - was quite a
        tourist attraction while it lasted and cost approximately 2 million
        US dollars to refloat.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
    
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