Obs 15 Sept 2005 Part 2

From: Greg Roberts (grr@iafrica.com)
Date: Sun Sep 18 2005 - 05:49:46 EDT

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    Observations 15 Sep 2005  Part 2
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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. Due to bright sky it is not worthwhile integrating
    more than 64 frames which is equivalent to an exposure of 1.28 seconds.
    
    Used with 145mm focal length f/2.5 lens giving a field of view of
    about 2.55 x 1.86 degrees.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude  33.94058 deg S,
    Elevation 10 metres - situated in Pinelands (Cape Town), South Africa
    
    
    Geostationaries:
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    90036 05 629A   0433 F 20050915194158500 17 15 0033552+063147 39
    27168 02 001A   0433 F 20050915194339800 17 15 1930219+042312 39
    27712 03 012B   0433 F 20050915194658800 17 15 0057299+063236 39
    90013 03 564A   0433 F 20050915194951000 17 15 2240207+011301 39
    90033 05 558A   0433 F 20050915195943100 17 15 2005519+035354 39
    90034 05 592A   0433 F 20050915200252200 17 15 2141001+012120 39
    
    Notes:
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    (1) Observation of #90033 may be suspect - rather faint.
    
    (2) Stopped by mist. September has been a bad month for observing
        here due to bad weather. I think the worst is over with summer
        now having arrived.(famous last words!)
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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