Optical 10 Sept 2007

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Wed Sep 12 2007 - 05:52:30 EDT

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    Observations 10 Sep 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
    
    
    For CLASSIFIED.TLE:
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    23533 95 015A   0433 G 20070910170046700 56 15 2007290+163944 39  +060 05       
    23533 95 015A   0433 G 20070910170055400 56 15 2003280+182958 39  +060 05       
    23533 95 015A   0433 G 20070910170123800 56 15 1951340+235916 39  +060 05       
    29522 06 050A   0433 G 20070910170345600 56 15 1414540-542111 39  +060 05       
    29522 06 050A   0433 G 20070910170406200 56 15 1426570-462938 39  +060 05       
    29522 06 050A   0433 G 20070910170458300 56 15 1445190-252841 39  +065 05       
    25746 99 028C   0433 G 20070910170725300 56 15 2115370-583627 39  +042 05       
    25746 99 028C   0433 G 20070910170830800 56 15 2201130-602108 39  +042 05       
    25746 99 028C   0433 G 20070910170917100 56 15 2233080-605458 39  +042 05       
    22638 93 026A   0433 G 20070910172106800 56 15 1752430+301243 39  +073 05       
    22638 93 026A   0433 G 20070910172206100 56 15 1822460+180637 39  +060 05       
    22638 93 026A   0433 G 20070910172308900 56 15 1907090-013542 39  +060 05       
    21798 91 082A   0433 G 20070910172635100 56 15 1437120-042221 39  +065 05       
    21798 91 082A   0433 G 20070910172720000 56 15 1444360+070004 39  +068 05       
    21798 91 082A   0433 G 20070910172816600 56 15 1450130+180526 39  +070 05       
    11720 80 019A   0433 G 20070910173052800 56 15 2209080-323301 39  +030 05       
    11720 80 019A   0433 G 20070910173141200 56 15 2203090-115146 39  +060 05       
    11720 80 019A   0433 G 20070910173210400 56 15 2202050-020915 39  +065 05       
    10033 77 044A   0433 G 20070910174817100 56 15 1423030-382934 39  +055 05       
    10033 77 044A   0433 G 20070910174847900 56 15 1438260-270616 39  +065 05       
    28546 04 050B   0433 G 20070910180017300 56 15 2142060+162435 39  +115 05       
    28546 04 050B   0433 G 20070910180153000 56 15 2143520+162142 39  +110 05       
    14690 84 012A   0433 G 20070910180619500 56 15 1935150+360507 39  +090 05       
    14690 84 012A   0433 G 20070910180744900 56 15 1958200+285203 39  +080 05       
    14690 84 012A   0433 G 20070910180853700 56 15 2018490+220358 39  +080 05       
    10529 77 112D   0433 G 20070910181650700 56 15 1842030-772829 39  +075 05       
    10529 77 112D   0433 G 20070910181708700 56 15 1928300-735103 39  +075 05       
    10529 77 112D   0433 G 20070910181907200 56 15 2115530-354420 39  +075 05       
    16624 86 014E   0433 G 20070910182235000 56 15 1446430-061837 39  +080 05       
    16624 86 014E   0433 G 20070910182348500 56 15 1448470-155052 39  +085 05       
    16624 86 014E   0433 G 20070910182424200 56 15 1449160-210320 39  +085 05       
    16623 86 014D   0433 G 20070910182545600 56 15 1446490-364834 39  +075 05       
    16623 86 014D   0433 G 20070910182621700 56 15 1444380-431548 39  +070 05       
    16623 86 014D   0433 G 20070910182715800 56 15 1438230-531031 39  +070 05       
    16591 86 014A   0433 G 20070910183321000 56 15 1334510-504449 39  +080 05       
    16591 86 014A   0433 G 20070910183420700 56 15 1309320-594236 39  +080 05       
    16591 86 014A   0433 G 20070910183519600 56 15 1224200-674413 39  +075 05       
    23533 95 015A   0433 G 20070910183809300 56 15 1316570-443651 39  +075 05
    23533 95 015A   0433 G 20070910183908500 56 15 1356370-311451 39  +075 05
    23533 95 015A   0433 G 20070910184013400 56 15 1425200-154403 39  +080 05
    11745 80 019G   0433 G 20070910185519800 56 15 1356140-462751 39  +080 05
    11745 80 019G   0433 G 20070910185523000 56 15 1401000-461310 39  +080 05
    10544 77 112E   0433 G 20070910190048100 56 15 1730150-300554 39  +070 05
    10544 77 112E   0433 G 20070910190040600 56 15 1727170-305030 39  +070 05
    23893 96 029A   0433 G 20070910190407300 56 15 1527520-085726 39  +080 05       
    23893 96 029A   0433 G 20070910190506700 56 15 1537480-062118 39  +085 05       
    23893 96 029A   0433 G 20070910190606100 56 15 1547060-034814 39  +085 05       
    90054 95 586A   0433 G 20070910193317100 56 15 1636340+050645 39  +115 05       
    90028 04 846A   0433 G 20070910204244200 56 15 1720540-245534 39  +075 05       
    90028 04 846A   0433 G 20070910204459100 56 15 1819040-152140 39  +070 05       
    90028 04 846A   0433 G 20070910204732700 56 15 1903590-055204 39  +075 05       
    90028 04 846A   0433 G 20070910204920200 56 15 1926210-003029 39  +080 05       
    90033 05 558A   0433 G 20070910211633100 56 15 2100050+014301 39  +105 05       
    90013 03 564A   0433 G 20070910213500700 56 15 0006190+033729 39  +075 05       
    90055 96 750A   0433 G 20070910212657400 56 15 0003460+035623 39  +105 05       
    
    
    Strays seen:
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    Globalstar MO60
    26083 00 008C   0433 G 20070910180044000 56 15 2149160+161119 39  +080 05       
    SL-14 rocket steady
    15495 85 009B   0433 G 20070910180451000 56 15 1921000+400520 39  +050 05       
    Delta 1 rocket as it entered earths shadow
    10062 77 048B   0433 G 20070910180951300 56 15 2037450+152008 39  +040 05       
    Cosmos 2165
    21779 91 077A   0433 G 20070910181708700 56 15 1927250-742024 39  +085 05
    SL-8 rocket       
    09013 76 067B   0433 G 20070910184241200 56 15 1833200-054122 39  +050 05       
    Intelsat 907 geostationary
    27683 03 007A   0433 G 20070910193341300 56 15 1638420+051556 39  +120 05       
    Ariane 44L rocket - range 21100 kms
    20717 90 063C   0433 G 20070910210117600 56 15 0137560+053438 39  +090 05       
    Cosmos 1540 geostationary (probably-bit off predicted position)
    14783 84 022A   0433 G 20070910210242000 56 15 0136470+055441 39  +110 05       
    Intelsat 702 geostationary
    23124 94 034A   0433 G 20070910213135500 56 15 0047400+051844 39  +095 05       
    Insat 3E geostationary
    27951 03 043E   0433 G 20070910213135500 56 15 0048190+051725 39  +095 05       
    Bonum 1 geostationary
    25546 98 068A   0433 G 20070910213135500 56 15 0052160+051154 39  +080 05       
                                        
    
    Notes:
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    (1) DMSP B5D2-8 17h00mUT pass- difficult as sky still far too bright and
        cirrus drifting over.
        
    (2) DMSP F17 17h03mUT pass- same comments as in (1) above
    
    (3) Delta 4 DemoR near apogee- quite easy
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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