Optical 22 Dec 2016

From: Greg Roberts via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2016 11:10:50 +0200
Observations 22 Dec 2016
--------------------------------

Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System).

FLI ML8300M CCD camera with mechanical shutter + Trimble GPS

Used with NIKON ED AF NIKKOR 80-200mm f/2.8 telephoto lens
set at 115 mm focal length. Field of view 537 x 405 arc minutes,
image scale 38.7 arc sec/pixel.

Site 0433 : Longitude 18.5124 deg East, Latitude -33.9406 deg,
Elevation 9 metre - situated in Pinelands (Cape Town),South Africa


FOR CLASSFD.TLE:
-------------------
28888 05 042A   0433 G 20161222192213241 16 25 2333352-341875 28
28888 05 042A   0433 G 20161222192215293 16 15 2335265-323117 58 +036 00
28888 05 042A   0433 G 20161222192217346 16 15 2337281-304210 48 +036 00
28888 05 042A   0433 G 20161222192219401 16 15 2339268-285114 58

STRAYS SEEN:
---------------
13991 83 031A   0433 G 20161222192001906 16 15 0015138-372146 58
13991 83 031A   0433 G 20161222192003959 16 15 0017527-363331 48
13991 83 031A   0433 G 20161222192006011 16 15 0020204-354653 58
01575 65 070F   0433 G 20161222184906449 16 25 0557877-120798 28
01575 65 070F   0433 G 20161222184926981 16 25 0608492-142044 19
01575 65 070F   0433 G 20161222184949581 16 15 0620145-163820 19
02017 66 013B   0433 G 20161222185916120 16 15 0501449-185212 48
02017 66 013B   0433 G 20161222185920271 16 15 0511303-184401 58
02017 66 013B   0433 G 20161222185924360 16 25 0520621-183461 28
05707 71 114B   0433 G 20161222185456290 16 25 0527245-154079 68
05707 71 114B   0433 G 20161222185458344 16 15 0526531-150159 68
06683 73 037J   0433 G 20161222185643071 16 15 0523320-161433 48
06683 73 037J   0433 G 20161222185655388 16 25 0529123-182975 48
06683 73 037J   0433 G 20161222185717947 16 15 0539579-222334 48
07349 74 048A   0433 G 20161222185055222 16 15 0557194-110957 48
07349 74 048A   0433 G 20161222185122144 16 15 0611209-174407 98
10352 77 087A   0433 G 20161222193557728 16 15 2216025-215417 29
10352 77 087A   0433 G 20161222193610049 16 15 2210532-243029 48
10352 77 087A   0433 G 20161222193622364 16 15 2205230-270621 48
10513 77 116B   0433 G 20161222185955149 16 15 0455094-200000 48
10513 77 116B   0433 G 20161222190001290 16 15 0501011-213824 48
10513 77 116B   0433 G 20161222190007463 16 15 0506598-231503 58
10513 77 116B   0433 G 20161222190015653 16 15 0515073-252022 58
11165 78 121A   0433 G 20161222192847969 16 15 2237005-303337 48
11165 78 121A   0433 G 20161222192856179 16 15 2243366-282335 48
11165 78 121A   0433 G 20161222192906445 16 15 2251218-253917 48
11804 80 039B   0433 G 20161222184256553 16 15 0619422-073415 28
11804 80 039B   0433 G 20161222184305264 16 15 0623193-091643 19
11804 80 039B   0433 G 20161222184313927 16 15 0627033-105925 38
11804 80 039B   0433 G 20161222184322603 16 15 0630570-124320 68
12091 80 099A   0433 G 20161222185329442 16 15 0549480-191805 58
12091 80 099A   0433 G 20161222185337645 16 15 0546416-165939 48
12091 80 099A   0433 G 20161222185343800 16 15 0544318-151903 39
12091 80 099A   0433 G 20161222185349939 16 15 0542267-133550 58
12645 81 075A   0433 G 20161222193902792 16 15 2143517-245340 38
12645 81 075A   0433 G 20161222193915092 16 15 2151238-223315 38
12645 81 075A   0433 G 20161222193929462 16 15 2200068-193925 38
12645 81 075A   0433 G 20161222193931517 16 15 2201193-191417 38
13991 83 031A   0433 G 20161222192001906 16 15 0015033-372406 58
13991 83 031A   0433 G 20161222192003959 16 15 0017477-363437 48
13991 83 031A   0433 G 20161222192006011 16 15 0020215-354629 58
13991 83 031A   0433 G 20161222192008066 16 15 0022435-345955 48
15334 84 106B   0433 G 20161222190042331 16 15 0455065-222029 48
15334 84 106B   0433 G 20161222190048489 16 15 0455143-195632 48
15334 84 106B   0433 G 20161222190050536 16 15 0455171-190932 58
15334 84 106B   0433 G 20161222190034124 16 15 0455015-252835 68
15553 82 092B   0433 G 20161222194508384 16 15 2133275-244541 38
15553 82 092B   0433 G 20161222194520702 16 15 2142440-215821 38
15553 82 092B   0433 G 20161222194533015 16 15 2152068-185602 38
15618 85 023B   0433 G 20161222190050536 16 15 0455517-211235 58
15618 85 023B   0433 G 20161222190034124 16 15 0456073-245141 48
15618 85 023B   0433 G 20161222190052587 16 15 0455510-204655 58
15618 85 023B   0433 G 20161222190056692 16 15 0455471-195522 58
15618 85 023B   0433 G 20161222190100794 16 15 0455473-185850 58
17122 86 019S   0433 G 20161222191345550 16 15 0142599-381439 68 +035 05
17122 86 019S   0433 G 20161222191349655 16 15 0141347-352250 68 +035 05
17122 86 019S   0433 G 20161222191353762 16 15 0140156-324048 78 +035 05
17589 87 027A   0433 G 20161222193636736 16 15 2149314-260926 38
17589 87 027A   0433 G 20161222193638788 16 15 2148555-263308 79
28061 03 050B   0433 G 20161222185651281 16 15 0545014-170156 58
28061 03 050B   0433 G 20161222185655388 16 15 0546177-182923 58
28061 03 050B   0433 G 20161222185701539 16 15 0548180-204225 48
30777 07 006F   0433 G 20161222193719833 16 15 2151545-250124 28
30777 07 006F   0433 G 20161222193730099 16 15 2159398-264359 38
30777 07 006F   0433 G 20161222193738315 16 15 2206397-281330 28
33063 08 031D   0433 G 20161222190001290 16 15 0455398-211608 48
33063 08 031D   0433 G 20161222190007463 16 15 0506483-223646 58
33063 08 031D   0433 G 20161222190015653 16 15 0521297-241516 48
33106 08 032B   0433 G 20161222190607465 16 15 0347169-285252 58
33106 08 032B   0433 G 20161222190627977 16 15 0350566-300731 48
33106 08 032B   0433 G 20161222190648478 16 15 0354405-312120 48
33106 08 032B   0433 G 20161222190708994 16 15 0358320-323451 58
33500 90 002J   0433 G 20161222195836816 16 15 2127198-150625 38
38045 11 080F   0433 G 20161222185655388 16 15 0523329-202514 48
38045 11 080F   0433 G 20161222185701539 16 15 0525330-192018 48
38045 11 080F   0433 G 20161222185709751 16 15 0528047-175706 48
38045 11 080F   0433 G 20161222185717947 16 15 0530296-163648 48
40090 14 040E   0433 G 20161222190113102 16 25 0457466-185116 58
40090 14 040E   0433 G 20161222190115156 16 15 0501146-191803 48
40090 14 040E   0433 G 20161222190117207 16 15 0504226-194036 48
40338 14 080A   0433 G 20161222183318771 16 15 0654480-072753 38
40338 14 080A   0433 G 20161222183322655 16 15 0656285-075431 19
40338 14 080A   0433 G 20161222183326546 16 15 0658067-082043 28
40339 14 080B   0433 G 20161222183307131 16 15 0642028-035802 18
40339 14 080B   0433 G 20161222183318771 16 15 0647053-052322 58
40339 14 080B   0433 G 20161222183330165 16 15 0651571-064334 28
40339 14 080B   0433 G 20161222183345438 16 15 0658351-082931 28
40553 15 020B   0433 G 20161222193501987 16 15 2206409-232115 29
40553 15 020B   0433 G 20161222193520444 16 15 2213162-205050 38

UNKNOWNS:
---------------
99901           0433 G 20161222194213517 16 15 2145028-210338 28
99901           0433 G 20161222194229951 16 15 2147297-235147 38
99901           0433 G 20161222194244314 16 15 2149548-263901 38

i=43.62deg,height=749km,rev/day=14.43,period =99.77 min,
RA Node=160.76 deg, Time Node = 16357.7752

99902           0433 G 20161222194554669 16 15 2124145-233907 38
99902           0433 G 20161222194556722 16 15 2124115-240250 38

i=47.09deg,height=618km,rev/day=14.893,period = 97.04min
RA Node=166.77 deg, Time node = 16357.7796


NOTES:
-------
(1) Main purpose was to observe USA 186 in order to tie down the
     period.
     Although observed all it did was confirm that there had been
     an orbit change but the period was either almost exactly 15.5
     or 15.0 orbits which meant that on every second day the
     satellite appeared at very much the same time and sky location,
     so the "secret" is now to observe it on an "odd" day , so
     tonight happens to be the night which should confirm whether
     15.5 ( most likely) or 15.0 revs/day.  Weather prediction is
     favourable - I might even get a chance to see Santa doing late
     deliveries :-)))

(2) The two unknowns do not match anything. I am 95% certain they
     are real and not ghost images. Orbits are unusual.

Merry Christmas!

Cheers
GregObservations 22 Dec 2016
--------------------------------

Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System).

FLI ML8300M CCD camera with mechanical shutter + Trimble GPS

Used with NIKON ED AF NIKKOR 80-200mm f/2.8 telephoto lens
set at 115 mm focal length. Field of view 537 x 405 arc minutes,
image scale 38.7 arc sec/pixel.

Site 0433 : Longitude 18.5124 deg East, Latitude -33.9406 deg,
Elevation 9 metres-situated in Pinelands (Cape Town),South Africa


FOR CLASSFD.TLE:
-------------------
28888 05 042A   0433 G 20161222192213241 16 25 2333352-341875 28
28888 05 042A   0433 G 20161222192215293 16 15 2335265-323117 58 +036 00
28888 05 042A   0433 G 20161222192217346 16 15 2337281-304210 48 +036 00
28888 05 042A   0433 G 20161222192219401 16 15 2339268-285114 58

STRAYS SEEN:
---------------
13991 83 031A   0433 G 20161222192001906 16 15 0015138-372146 58
13991 83 031A   0433 G 20161222192003959 16 15 0017527-363331 48
13991 83 031A   0433 G 20161222192006011 16 15 0020204-354653 58
01575 65 070F   0433 G 20161222184906449 16 25 0557877-120798 28
01575 65 070F   0433 G 20161222184926981 16 25 0608492-142044 19
01575 65 070F   0433 G 20161222184949581 16 15 0620145-163820 19
02017 66 013B   0433 G 20161222185916120 16 15 0501449-185212 48
02017 66 013B   0433 G 20161222185920271 16 15 0511303-184401 58
02017 66 013B   0433 G 20161222185924360 16 25 0520621-183461 28
05707 71 114B   0433 G 20161222185456290 16 25 0527245-154079 68
05707 71 114B   0433 G 20161222185458344 16 15 0526531-150159 68
06683 73 037J   0433 G 20161222185643071 16 15 0523320-161433 48
06683 73 037J   0433 G 20161222185655388 16 25 0529123-182975 48
06683 73 037J   0433 G 20161222185717947 16 15 0539579-222334 48
07349 74 048A   0433 G 20161222185055222 16 15 0557194-110957 48
07349 74 048A   0433 G 20161222185122144 16 15 0611209-174407 98
10352 77 087A   0433 G 20161222193557728 16 15 2216025-215417 29
10352 77 087A   0433 G 20161222193610049 16 15 2210532-243029 48
10352 77 087A   0433 G 20161222193622364 16 15 2205230-270621 48
10513 77 116B   0433 G 20161222185955149 16 15 0455094-200000 48
10513 77 116B   0433 G 20161222190001290 16 15 0501011-213824 48
10513 77 116B   0433 G 20161222190007463 16 15 0506598-231503 58
10513 77 116B   0433 G 20161222190015653 16 15 0515073-252022 58
11165 78 121A   0433 G 20161222192847969 16 15 2237005-303337 48
11165 78 121A   0433 G 20161222192856179 16 15 2243366-282335 48
11165 78 121A   0433 G 20161222192906445 16 15 2251218-253917 48
11804 80 039B   0433 G 20161222184256553 16 15 0619422-073415 28
11804 80 039B   0433 G 20161222184305264 16 15 0623193-091643 19
11804 80 039B   0433 G 20161222184313927 16 15 0627033-105925 38
11804 80 039B   0433 G 20161222184322603 16 15 0630570-124320 68
12091 80 099A   0433 G 20161222185329442 16 15 0549480-191805 58
12091 80 099A   0433 G 20161222185337645 16 15 0546416-165939 48
12091 80 099A   0433 G 20161222185343800 16 15 0544318-151903 39
12091 80 099A   0433 G 20161222185349939 16 15 0542267-133550 58
12645 81 075A   0433 G 20161222193902792 16 15 2143517-245340 38
12645 81 075A   0433 G 20161222193915092 16 15 2151238-223315 38
12645 81 075A   0433 G 20161222193929462 16 15 2200068-193925 38
12645 81 075A   0433 G 20161222193931517 16 15 2201193-191417 38
13991 83 031A   0433 G 20161222192001906 16 15 0015033-372406 58
13991 83 031A   0433 G 20161222192003959 16 15 0017477-363437 48
13991 83 031A   0433 G 20161222192006011 16 15 0020215-354629 58
13991 83 031A   0433 G 20161222192008066 16 15 0022435-345955 48
15334 84 106B   0433 G 20161222190042331 16 15 0455065-222029 48
15334 84 106B   0433 G 20161222190048489 16 15 0455143-195632 48
15334 84 106B   0433 G 20161222190050536 16 15 0455171-190932 58
15334 84 106B   0433 G 20161222190034124 16 15 0455015-252835 68
15553 82 092B   0433 G 20161222194508384 16 15 2133275-244541 38
15553 82 092B   0433 G 20161222194520702 16 15 2142440-215821 38
15553 82 092B   0433 G 20161222194533015 16 15 2152068-185602 38
15618 85 023B   0433 G 20161222190050536 16 15 0455517-211235 58
15618 85 023B   0433 G 20161222190034124 16 15 0456073-245141 48
15618 85 023B   0433 G 20161222190052587 16 15 0455510-204655 58
15618 85 023B   0433 G 20161222190056692 16 15 0455471-195522 58
15618 85 023B   0433 G 20161222190100794 16 15 0455473-185850 58
17122 86 019S   0433 G 20161222191345550 16 15 0142599-381439 68 +035 05
17122 86 019S   0433 G 20161222191349655 16 15 0141347-352250 68 +035 05
17122 86 019S   0433 G 20161222191353762 16 15 0140156-324048 78 +035 05
17589 87 027A   0433 G 20161222193636736 16 15 2149314-260926 38
17589 87 027A   0433 G 20161222193638788 16 15 2148555-263308 79
28061 03 050B   0433 G 20161222185651281 16 15 0545014-170156 58
28061 03 050B   0433 G 20161222185655388 16 15 0546177-182923 58
28061 03 050B   0433 G 20161222185701539 16 15 0548180-204225 48
30777 07 006F   0433 G 20161222193719833 16 15 2151545-250124 28
30777 07 006F   0433 G 20161222193730099 16 15 2159398-264359 38
30777 07 006F   0433 G 20161222193738315 16 15 2206397-281330 28
33063 08 031D   0433 G 20161222190001290 16 15 0455398-211608 48
33063 08 031D   0433 G 20161222190007463 16 15 0506483-223646 58
33063 08 031D   0433 G 20161222190015653 16 15 0521297-241516 48
33106 08 032B   0433 G 20161222190607465 16 15 0347169-285252 58
33106 08 032B   0433 G 20161222190627977 16 15 0350566-300731 48
33106 08 032B   0433 G 20161222190648478 16 15 0354405-312120 48
33106 08 032B   0433 G 20161222190708994 16 15 0358320-323451 58
33500 90 002J   0433 G 20161222195836816 16 15 2127198-150625 38
38045 11 080F   0433 G 20161222185655388 16 15 0523329-202514 48
38045 11 080F   0433 G 20161222185701539 16 15 0525330-192018 48
38045 11 080F   0433 G 20161222185709751 16 15 0528047-175706 48
38045 11 080F   0433 G 20161222185717947 16 15 0530296-163648 48
40090 14 040E   0433 G 20161222190113102 16 25 0457466-185116 58
40090 14 040E   0433 G 20161222190115156 16 15 0501146-191803 48
40090 14 040E   0433 G 20161222190117207 16 15 0504226-194036 48
40338 14 080A   0433 G 20161222183318771 16 15 0654480-072753 38
40338 14 080A   0433 G 20161222183322655 16 15 0656285-075431 19
40338 14 080A   0433 G 20161222183326546 16 15 0658067-082043 28
40339 14 080B   0433 G 20161222183307131 16 15 0642028-035802 18
40339 14 080B   0433 G 20161222183318771 16 15 0647053-052322 58
40339 14 080B   0433 G 20161222183330165 16 15 0651571-064334 28
40339 14 080B   0433 G 20161222183345438 16 15 0658351-082931 28
40553 15 020B   0433 G 20161222193501987 16 15 2206409-232115 29
40553 15 020B   0433 G 20161222193520444 16 15 2213162-205050 38

UNKNOWNS:
---------------
99901           0433 G 20161222194213517 16 15 2145028-210338 28
99901           0433 G 20161222194229951 16 15 2147297-235147 38
99901           0433 G 20161222194244314 16 15 2149548-263901 38

i=43.62deg,height=749km,rev/day=14.43,period =99.77 min,
RA Node=160.76 deg, Time Node = 16357.7752

99902           0433 G 20161222194554669 16 15 2124145-233907 38
99902           0433 G 20161222194556722 16 15 2124115-240250 38

i=47.09deg,height=618km,rev/day=14.893,period = 97.04min
RA Node=166.77 deg, Time node = 16357.7796


NOTES:
-------
(1) Main purpose was to observe USA 186 in order to tie down the
     period.
     Although observed all it did was confirm that there had been
     an orbit change but the period was either almost exactly 15.5
     or 15.0 orbits which meant that on every second day the
     satellite appeared at very much the same time and sky location,
     so the "secret" is now to observe it on an "odd" day , so
     tonight happens to be the night which should confirm whether
     15.5 ( most likely) or 15.0 revs/day.  Weather prediction is
     favourable - I might even get a chance to see Santa doing late
     deliveries :-)))

(2) The two unknowns do not match anything. I am 95% certain they
     are real and not ghost images. Orbits are unusual.

Merry Christmas!

Cheers
Greg

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