Optical 08 Dec 2009

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Wed Dec 09 2009 - 12:08:36 UTC

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    Observations 08 Dec 2009:
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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.
    
    Various lenses being tested.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude  33.94058 deg S,
    Elevation 10 metres - situated in Pinelands (Cape Town), South Africa
    
    
    For CLASSFD.TLE:
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    34713 09 017A   0433 P 20091208190431000 56 15 0436169+051507 39  +110 05
    34713 09 017A   0433 P 20091208191318000 56 15 0445019+051459 39  +110 05
    34713 09 017A   0433 P 20091208191510000 56 15 0446540+051513 39  +110 05
    32378 07 060A   0433 P 20091208191716000 56 15 0112403+362427 39  +095 05
    32378 07 060A   0433 P 20091208192222000 56 15 0121484+333912 39  +095 05
    32378 07 060A   0433 P 20091208192627000 56 15 0130081+310616 39  +095 05
    29250 06 027B   0433 P 20091208194117000 56 15 0253543+193132 39  +085 05
    29250 06 027B   0433 P 20091208194251000 56 15 0257565+181237 39  +085 05
    29250 06 027B   0433 P 20091208194655000 56 15 0309382+142155 39  +085 05
    29250 06 027B   0433 P 20091208194405000 56 15 0301162+170631 39  +085 05
    90081 08 628A   0433 P 20091208192917000 56 15 2134182-211447 39  +085 05
    90081 08 628A   0433 P 20091208193121000 56 15 2135070-273909 39  +080 05
    90081 08 628A   0433 P 20091208193322000 56 15 2135013-350905 39  +080 05
    90081 08 628A   0433 P 20091208193531000 56 15 2133057-444217 39  +080 05
    25746 99 028C   0433 P 20091208200130400 56 15 2141560-602315 39  +070 05
    25746 99 028C   0433 P 20091208200221500 56 15 2136500-651438 39  +070 05
    25746 99 028C   0433 P 20091208200328200 56 15 2124430-713028 39  +070 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 P 20091208195501600 56 15 1023010-664245 39  +045 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 P 20091208195657400 56 15 0522390-554155 39  +030 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 P 20091208195741800 56 15 0405540-341926 39  +025 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 P 20091208195834800 56 15 0315280-053126 39  +020 05
    
    Strays seen:
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    SL-12 R/B(2)  range 4500 km
    24829 97 028C   0433 P 20091208185844700 56 15 0424450+154135 39  +060 05
    SL-8 R/B
    11736 80 022B   0433 P 20091208191257500 56 15 0434380+053313 39  +050 05
    Cosmos 1195  variable +4 to invisible
    11878 80 058D   0433 P 20091208191431300 56 15 0434050+052751 39  +040 05
    OV1-19   briefly visible then invisible
    03825 69 025C   0433 P 20091208200130400 56 15 2147210-604749 39  +065 05
    Ariane 5 Deb (Sylda) range 20530 km
    31309 07 016D   0433 P 20091208194405000 56 15 0304412+171830 39  +090 05
    Intelsat 904 geostationary
    27380 02 007A   0433 P 20091208190431000 56 15 0435410+051708 39  +110 05
    27380 02 007A   0433 P 20091208191510000 56 15 0446168+051731 39  +110 05
    
    
    Notes:
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    (1) Poor conditions - eventually stopped by thick cirrus - weather seems
        to be particularly bad this year - rather frustrating at times.
    
    (2) All reduced manually as different lenses used. Not all lenses are
        equal!
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
    
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