Optical 22 Sept 2009

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Wed Sep 23 2009 - 14:08:36 UTC

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    Observations 22 Sept 2009
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    Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System).
    Camera mount now carries two systems that can be operated
    together as two totally different sytems and computers used.
    
    Meade DSI Pro II Monochrome CCD camera without filters.
    using integration times of 5 sec min to 25 seconds maximum
    depending on brightness of sky in particular area.No image
    processing done, but some done automatically in the auto reduction
    software.
    
    Used with 4 inch SKYWATCHER refractor- model 1025 - fitted with home
    made focal reducer to give an f/2.56 system. Image scale is 6.56 arc
    sec/pixel and field of view 84.8 x 63.2 arc minutes. Shows 15th
    magnitude stars in real time with reasonably good conditions.
    
    Exposure time to nearest second inserted into image FITS header
    from PC clock which is automatically checked every minute against
    GPS signal.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude -33.94058 deg,
    Elevation 10 metres-situated in Pinelands (Cape Town),South Africa
    
    FOR CLASSFD.TLE
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    STRAYS SEEN:
    ===============
    ARIANE 42P+R/B
    22254 92 084B   0433 E 20090922190412000 16 15 2226166+015845 28  +111 10
    COSMOS 2085
    20693 90 061A   0433 E 20090922180353500 16 15 2332188-044638 28  +120 04
    20693 90 061A   0433 E 20090922180536500 16 15 2334020-044239 18  +127 07
    ASTRA 1M
    33436 08 057A   0433 E 20090922202905000 16 15 2153143+053137 38  +095 01
    33436 08 057A   0433 E 20090922203430000 16 15 2158408+053130 28  +095 01
    ASTRA 1KR
    29055 06 012A   0433 E 20090922202905000 16 15 2153111+053304 39  +102 40
    29055 06 012A   0433 E 20090922203430000 16 15 2158379+053302 28  +110 01
    ASTRA 1L
    31306 07 016A   0433 E 20090922203035000 16 15 2154368+053217 38  +111 01
    31306 07 016A   0433 E 20090922203430000 16 15 2158327+053216 28  +110 01
    ASTRA 1H
    25785 99 033A   0433 E 20090922203035000 16 15 2154299+052807 38  +121 02
    25785 99 033A   0433 E 20090922203430000 16 15 2158257+052801 28  +111 04
    THURAYA 2
    27825 03 026A   0433 E 20090922171914000 16 15 2036002+032009 28  +109 04
    27825 03 026A   0433 E 20090922172408000 16 15 2040543+032313 28  +109 01
    SKYNET 4C
    20776 90 079A   0433 E 20090922220211000 16 15 2227280-051039 28
    ATLANTIC BIRD 3
    27460 02 035A   0433 E 20090922221555000 16 15 2150019+052031 28  +121 02
    27460 02 035A   0433 E 20090922221918000 16 15 2153258+052030 28  +120 02
    AMOS 3
    32794 08 022A   0433 E 20090922221555000 16 15 2154235+052508 28  +126 04
    32794 08 022A   0433 E 20090922221918000 16 15 2157474+052506 28  +128 05
    AMOS 2
    28132 03 059A   0433 E 20090922221555000 16 15 2154329+052338 28  +121 01
    28132 03 059A   0433 E 20090922221918000 16 15 2157567+052336 28  +121 01
    TELECOM 2C
    23730 95 067A   0433 E 20090922220812000 16 15 2219535-004239 28  +125 03
    23730 95 067A   0433 E 20090922221420000 16 15 2226041-004258 28  +120 01
    METEOSAT 7
    24932 97 049B   0433 E 20090922183641000 16 15 2253211-004318 18  +136 01
    24932 97 049B   0433 E 20090922183954500 16 15 2256356-004315 87  +134 01
    ATLANTIC BIRD 1
    27508 02 040A   0433 E 20090922205626000 16 15 1956372+051742 27  +130 02
    27508 02 040A   0433 E 20090922205906000 16 15 1959176+051737 28  +131 01
    EXPRESS AM-44
    33595 09 007A   0433 E 20090922204806000 16 15 1955045+052007 48  +113 03
    33595 09 007A   0433 E 20090922205021000 16 15 1957226+052027 18  +118 02
    RADUGA 24
    20367 89 098A   0433 E 20090922224209000 16 15 0209442+042110 28  +134 03
    20367 89 098A   0433 E 20090922224710000 16 15 0214383+043933 19  +132 06
    
    Notes:
    ------
    (1) Conditions very good so observed a little longer than usual.
    
    (2) The ASTRA idents maybe slightly wrong - tight cluster.
    
    (3) 96087 difficult.
    
    Cheers
    Greg 
    
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