Optical 22 Dec 2014

From: Greg Roberts via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:59:00 +0200
Observations 22 DEC 2014
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Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System).

FLI ML8300M CCD camera with mechanical shutter + Trimble GPS

Used with 135mm focal length f/2.8 TAMRON lens.
Field of view 7.6 x 5.7 degrees.
Images processed and measured manually.

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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28647 05 016B   0433 F 20141222200148375 55 15 1156191-730945 19 +033 05
28647 05 016B   0433 F 20141222200213037 55 15 1049110-685340 19 +031 05
28647 05 016B   0433 F 20141222200318077 55 15 0923218-515036 19 +026 05
28888 05 042A   0433 F 20141222190928298 55 15 1242580-692053 19
28888 05 042A   0433 F 20141222190952783 55 15 1218046-743248 19
28888 05 042A   0433 F 20141222191000937 55 15 1201303-764243 19
28888 05 042A   0433 F 20141222191021219 55 15 1001432-824634 19
37162 10 046A   0433 F 20141222201838182 55 15 0152258+320449 19
37162 10 046A   0433 F 20141222201929174 55 15 0123100+254404 19
37162 10 046A   0433 F 20141222202030038 55 15 0047238+171153 19
38758 12 048A   0433 F 20141222194753936 55 15 1117132-693236 19
38758 12 048A   0433 F 20141222194835220 55 15 1020595-645757 19
38758 12 048A   0433 F 20141222195033869 55 15 0900182-455823 19
38773 12 048P   0433 F 20141222194753936 55 15 1107133-691131 19
38773 12 048P   0433 F 20141222194835220 55 15 1013197-642148 19
38773 12 048P   0433 F 20141222195033869 55 15 0856419-445952 19
39232 13 043A   0433 F 20141222192302052 55 15 0909416-241658 19
39232 13 043A   0433 F 20141222192305052 55 15 0908204-235545 19
39232 13 043A   0433 F 20141222192309376 55 15 0906214-232257 19

STRAYS SEEN :
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23608 95 033D   0433 F 20141222190710187 55 15 1242123-702441 19 +050 05
40353 14 084A   0433 F 20141222184115878 55 15 0039339-093143 19 +030 05
40354 14 084B   0433 F 20141222194122631 55 15 2112280-154038 19 +080 00

NOTES:
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(1) Wind has dropped so now "enjoying" a spell of cloudy nights.

(2) Purpose of session was to acquire USA 186  #28888 - achieved, and to
     also observe South Africa's "white elephant" secret spy satellite,
     KONDOR E1 and its rocket - achieved. Looks like the 6 metre radar
     dish has been unfurled as satellite brighter than a few days ago.

(3) Session marred by clouds but managed to get USA 245 at 8 degrees
     elevation first pass - second higher elevation pass clouded out.

Cheers
Greg

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