Obs 11 Sept 2006 - part 1

From: Greg Roberts (grr@iafrica.com)
Date: Wed Sep 13 2006 - 02:34:14 EDT

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    This was sent yesterday and I dont see it on the SeeSat
    site so am sending it again - looks like it got lost.
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
    
    Observations 11 Sep 2006:
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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 145mm focal length f/2.5 lens,integrating for 96 frames
    which is equivalent to an exposure of 1.92 seconds per image.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude  33.94058 deg S,
    Elevation 10 metres - situated in Pinelands (Cape Town), South Africa
    
    
    For CLASSIFIED.TLE:
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    25017 97 064A   0433 F 20060911165753800 56 15 2338469-320739 39  +040 05
    28647 05 016B   0433 F 20060911170225600 56 15 2300121-585825 39  +035 05
    28647 05 016B   0433 F 20060911170252800 56 15 2244187-492014 39  +030 05
    28647 05 016B   0433 F 20060911170342400 56 15 2230283-322515 39  +035 05
    28647 05 016B   0433 F 20060911170423800 56 15 2225352-201541 39  +040 05
    25725 99 023B   0433 F 20060911170529500 56 15 2158087-124304 39  +055 05
    25725 99 023B   0433 F 20060911170657100 56 15 2216518-123002 39  +055 05
    25725 99 023B   0433 F 20060911170852900 56 15 2240506-115801 39  +058 05
    07816 75 043A   0433 F 20060911171711100 56 15 1314430-440912 39  +080 05
    07816 75 043A   0433 F 20060911171736100 56 15 1242576-484913 39  +075 05
    90065 06 629B   0433 F 20060911173348300 56 15 1306260-652733 39  +080 05
    90065 06 629B   0433 F 20060911173545800 56 15 1500095-634439 39  +095 05
    90065 06 629B   0433 F 20060911173724100 56 15 1621047-580625 39  +085 05
    28636 05 011A   0433 F 20060911173929100 56 15 0736408-745212 39  +090 05
    28636 05 011A   0433 F 20060911174052400 56 15 1151235-753600 39  +095 05
    28636 05 011A   0433 F 20060911174320200 56 15 1504442-311537 39  +100 05
    28636 05 011A   0433 F 20060911174539300 56 15 1531029+121434 39  +085 05
    21798 91 082A   0433 F 20060911173929100 56 15 0730262-743022 39  +075 05
    21798 91 082A   0433 F 20060911174052400 56 15 1138329-755838 39  +070 05
    21798 91 082A   0433 F 20060911174320200 56 15 1502546-324617 39  +060 05
    21798 91 082A   0433 F 20060911174539300 56 15 1530395+112112 39  +055 05
    28646 05 016A   0433 F 20060911181446000 56 15 1400037-131317 39  +060 05
    28646 05 016A   0433 F 20060911181544600 56 15 1355416-273829 39  +035 05
    28646 05 016A   0433 F 20060911181714900 56 15 1328058-554536 39  +030 05
    90062 06 199A   0433 F 20060911182705200 56 15 1827037+171626 39  +085 05
    90062 06 199A   0433 F 20060911183137100 56 15 1832429+165948 39  +085 05
    90062 06 199A   0433 F 20060911184622400 56 15 1849344+161025 39  +090 05
    25017 97 064A   0433 F 20060911183446300 56 15 1239193-443239 39  +045 05
    25017 97 064A   0433 F 20060911183602400 56 15 1357349-444242 39  +015 05
    25017 97 064A   0433 F 20060911183751200 56 15 1706405-264326 39  +030 05
    90016 03 766A   0433 F 20060911184920100 56 15 1837254-021831 39  +085 05
    90060 06 640A   0433 F 20060911185738300 56 15 2238056-232923 39  +095 05
    
    
    Notes:
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    (1) Poor night - the past two weeks has been thick cirrus cloud
        making observing impossible. This night was a little better but
        still much cirrus. Winter is now over in Cape Town.
    
    (2) First pass of #25017 (Lacrosse 3) in very bright sky- only one
        reference star so maybe not as accurate as usual.
    
    (3) #90046 seen in usual gap in tree but too faint to measure. May
        be able to get a position from the hard drive recording.Evening
        visibility now over for me.
    
    (4) XSS-11 (#28636) still in same position relative to
        DMSP B5D2-6 (#21798)-slightly ahead. Quite easy this pass.
    
    (5) Still about half a dozen satellites to measure/report as well as
        several strays - no unknowns at present. Will do tomorrow-all
        being well.
    
    (6) I plan to change my CCD camera lens to a wider angle lens for
        the next few tracking sessions in order to try and find some
        "lost" objects. Next tracking session - thursday evening (?)
    
    (7) Now have 24/7/365 internet connection instead of my previous
        dial-up and 8x higher speed than previously.
    
    
    Cheers
    Greg
     
    
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