Unknown 10 Sept 2007

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Tue Sep 11 2007 - 11:18:43 EDT

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    Observations 10 Sept 2007:
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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/2.0 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
    
    
    Unknown:
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    91119 07 253MEO 0433 G 20070910190848500 56 15 1805180+051805 39  +080 05       
    91119 07 253MEO 0433 G 20070910190851100 56 15 1805420+051051 39  +080 05       
    91119 07 253MEO 0433 G 20070910190853700 56 15 1806000+050417 39  +080 05       
    91119 07 253MEO 0433 G 20070910190856200 56 15 1806220+045633 39  +080 05       
    91119 07 253MEO 0433 G 20070910190858800 56 15 1806470+044930 39  +080 05       
    91119 07 253MEO 0433 G 20070910190901400 56 15 1807070+044258 39  +080 05       
    91119 07 253MEO 0433 G 20070910190903900 56 15 1807290+043524 39  +080 05       
    91119 07 253MEO 0433 G 20070910190906500 56 15 1807480+042836 39  +080 05       
    91119 07 253MEO 0433 G 20070910190909000 56 15 1808130+042050 39  +080 05       
    91119 07 253MEO 0433 G 20070910190911600 56 15 1808350+041344 39  +080 05       
    91119 07 253MEO 0433 G 20070910190914100 56 15 1808570+040651 39  +080 05       
    91119 07 253MEO 0433 G 20070910190916700 56 15 1809180+035953 39  +080 05       
    91119 07 253MEO 0433 G 20070910190919300 56 15 1809400+035236 39  +080 05       
    
    
    Notes:
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    The above object crossed the field of view whilst waiting for another
    satellite. I do not find a satellite going over in this direction at about
    this time in my element database. Using two different programs I get an
    inclination ranging from about 52 degrees for a circular orbit to around
    62 degrees for an elliptical orbit which makes it interesting. The
    height was approximately 5300 kms with an RA node around 89 degrees and
    period ranging from 185 minutes(circular orbit) to a low revs/day for
    elliptical. The object appeared reasonably steady at about mag +8 with 
    some slight variability. The standard magnitude works out at about 4.7.
    
    I have a lot of known objects to report but that will have to wait till
    tomorrow- quite a few NOSS objects-some running as late as 14-18 seconds.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
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