Optical 26 Sept 2006-part2-last

From: Greg Roberts (grr@iafrica.com)
Date: Thu Sep 28 2006 - 11:15:41 EDT

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    Observations 26 Sept 2006:(Part 2-last)
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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 128 frames
    which is equivalent to an exposure of 2.56 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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    08884 76 038J   0433 G 20060926181842300 56 15 2200035+013034 39  +070 05
    08884 76 038J   0433 G 20060926181850000 56 15 2203093+002138 39  +070 05
    90054 95 586A   0433 G 20060926181252300 56 15 1621162+053333 39  +090 05
    90016 03 766A   0433 G 20060926181039500 56 15 1850134-022033 39  +090 05
    90042 05 828A   0433 G 20060926175556000 56 15 2224572+023926 39  +100 05
    90042 05 828A   0433 G 20060926175923800 56 15 2228225+023819 39  +100 05
    90037 05 638A   0433 G 20060926174635700 56 15 2326266-063439 39  +083 05
    
    
    Strays seen:
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    SL-12 R/B(2) range 13310 kms
    25465 98 050D   0433 G 20060926193916500 56 15 2215406-063819 39  +075 05
    Gorizont 13 - geostationary - nice flasher to mag +7.5
    17083 86 090A   0433 G 20060926174826800 56 15 2247124-060031 39  +110 05
    Meteosat 3 - geostationary
    19215 88 051A   0433 G 20060926174826800 56 15 2249073-055430 39  +110 05
    SL-12 R/B(2)- geostationary range 36730 kms
    22839 93 062D   0433 G 20060926195128400 56 15 2239264-041130 39  +105 05
    Globalstar M002 - rather faint - range 2700 kms
    25164 98 008C   0433 G 20060926204656900 56 15 1812337-251126 39  +090 05
    Cosmos 943 - nice variable - mag 7.5 to +9, period few seconds
    10289 77 079E   0433 G 20060926191656300 56 15 2007537+031653 39  +075 05
    SL-12 R/B(2) - geostationary  range 37500 kms
    26480 00 049D   0433 G 20060926192235300 56 15 2007059+021200 39  +110 05
    Cosmos 1821
    17525 87 017A   0433 G 20060926185948900 56 15 1657319-242103 39  +075 05
    Ariane 44L r/B  range 6825 kilometres
    24654 96 063C   0433 G 20060926184026400 56 15 2027406+372111 39  +085 05
    Delta 4 R/B range 8750 kilometres
    29156 06 018B   0433 G 20060926180111900 56 15 1728257+045500 39  +080 05
    
    
    
    Notes:
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    (1) DMSP B5D2-6 (#21798) observed okay but unable to see XSS-11 (#28636)
        which was very close to #21798 - sky too bright. May have seen #28636
        but not sure.  Trackability now getting difficult due to summer
        advancing and overtaking these two satellites since passes now close
        to twilight terminator.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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