Optical 02 Feb 2010-part 2

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Thu Feb 04 2010 - 12:23:18 UTC

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    Observations 02 FEB 2010 PART 2
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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
    
    All CCD observations and reduced automatically with APEX
    
    FOR CLASSFD.TLE:
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    06691 73 040A   0433 G 20100202204847000 16 15 0523035+175225 28  +135 02
    06691 73 040A   0433 G 20100202205011000 16 15 0524285+174952 38  +131 03
    06691 73 040A   0433 G 20100202205049000 16 15 0525071+174902 28  +136 03
    06691 73 040A   0433 G 20100202205129000 16 15 0525480+174758 28  +126 06
    08916 76 059A   0433 G 20100202210919000 16 15 0810310+140857 48  +136 04
    08916 76 059A   0433 G 20100202211208000 16 15 0813198+135948 19  +124 05
    08916 76 059A   0433 G 20100202211341000 16 15 0814524+135509 68  +137 05
    10941 78 058A   0433 G 20100202222206000 16 15 0600145+083258 28  +113 02
    10941 78 058A   0433 G 20100202222331000 16 15 0601270+083323 28  +116 01
    10941 78 058A   0433 G 20100202222358000 16 15 0601503+083331 28  +114 01
    14675 84 009A   0433 G 20100202221902000 16 15 0634304+130159 38  +085 02
    14675 84 009A   0433 G 20100202221946000 16 15 0635069+130121 38
    14675 84 009A   0433 G 20100202222013000 16 15 0635283+130108 28
    19976 89 035A   0433 G 20100202221419000 16 15 0853155+112753 38  +105 00
    19976 89 035A   0433 G 20100202221505000 16 15 0853596+112723 28  +102 00
    19976 89 035A   0433 G 20100202221537000 16 15 0854300+112702 28  +101 01
    20253 89 077A   0433 G 20100202213630000 16 15 0506463+120422 38
    20253 89 077A   0433 G 20100202213708000 16 15 0507249+120538 28
    20253 89 077A   0433 G 20100202213746000 16 15 0508021+120705 28  +140 02
    20929 90 095A   0433 G 20100202203335000 16 15 0346272+101239 18
    20929 90 095A   0433 G 20100202203521000 16 15 0348087+101757 18
    20929 90 095A   0433 G 20100202203646000 16 15 0349301+102310 28
    22915 93 074A   0433 G 20100202212611000 16 15 1023451+113108 77  +118 01
    22915 93 074A   0433 G 20100202212924000 16 15 1027002+113146 27  +121 01
    22915 93 074A   0433 G 20100202213044000 16 15 1028207+113200 17  +121 01
    22988 94 009A   0433 G 20100202225756000 16 15 0448233+002449 28
    22988 94 009A   0433 G 20100202225832000 16 15 0448576+002539 18
    22988 94 009A   0433 G 20100202225907000 16 15 0449327+002629 28
    23223 94 054A   0433 G 20100202230552000 16 15 0548505+083346 28  +106 57
    23223 94 054A   0433 G 20100202230659000 16 15 0549582+083532 18
    23223 94 054A   0433 G 20100202230737000 16 15 0550343+083629 28
    23855 96 026A   0433 G 20100202231121000 16 15 0836233+134802 28
    23855 96 026A   0433 G 20100202231205000 16 15 0837095+134721 28  +105 62
    23855 96 026A   0433 G 20100202231239000 16 15 0837458+134648 38
    24737 97 008A   0433 G 20100202202707000 16 15 0638373+111515 78  +122 03
    24737 97 008A   0433 G 20100202202807000 16 15 0639341+111722 28  +122 02
    24737 97 008A   0433 G 20100202202855000 16 15 0640220+111856 38
    25148 98 005A   0433 G 20100202194751000 16 25 0535553+174778 28
    25148 98 005A   0433 G 20100202194914000 16 15 0537536+184120 78  +141 05
    25148 98 005A   0433 G 20100202195038000 16 15 0540071+193155 58
    25148 98 005A   0433 G 20100202195209000 16 15 0542236+202440 19
    25148 98 005A   0433 G 20100202195336000 16 15 0544275+211212 69  +133 13
    25148 98 005A   0433 G 20100202195410000 16 15 0545148+213024 29
    25148 98 005A   0433 G 20100202195513000 16 15 0546392+220335 88
    26575 00 065A   0433 G 20100202213953000 16 15 0526282+052510 28  +132 02
    26575 00 065A   0433 G 20100202214105000 16 15 0527406+052524 28  +132 01
    26575 00 065A   0433 G 20100202214156000 16 15 0528322+052534 18
    26575 00 065A   0433 G 20100202214236000 16 15 0529117+052541 28
    26635 00 080A   0433 G 20100202223527000 16 15 0631033+082907 28  +096 01
    26635 00 080A   0433 G 20100202223611000 16 15 0631466+082900 18
    26635 00 080A   0433 G 20100202223656000 16 15 0632311+082929 28
    27168 02 001A   0433 G 20100202224834000 16 15 0946496+090049 38  +138 01
    27168 02 001A   0433 G 20100202224955000 16 15 0948103+090035 29  +047 43
    27168 02 001A   0433 G 20100202225040000 16 15 0948558+090034 18  +076 00
    27712 03 012B   0433 G 20100202224452000 16 15 1114301+081808 87  +095 01
    27712 03 012B   0433 G 20100202224543000 16 15 1115220+081750 57  +107 01
    27712 03 012B   0433 G 20100202224628000 16 15 1116069+081734 28
    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20100202183935500 16 15 0239493+271054 38  +089 01
    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20100202184050500 16 15 0241419+261623 38
    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20100202184215500 16 15 0243535+251120 28
    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20100202191329000 16 15 0604479-615942 28  +059 00
    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20100202191415000 16 15 0651340-664150 28
    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20100202191501000 16 15 0753462-700510 28
    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20100202191544000 16 15 0905212-713952 38  +059 00
    29249 06 027A   0433 G 20100202191630000 16 15 1024250-712200 58  +061 01
    32379 07 060B   0433 G 20100202193851000 16 15 0710217-324020 18  +088 00
    32379 07 060B   0433 G 20100202194041000 16 15 0715065-335901 28  +105 00
    32379 07 060B   0433 G 20100202194339000 16 15 0723336-361041 28  +095 00
    32379 07 060B   0433 G 20100202194518000 16 15 0728405-372510 28  +096 00
    33490 09 001A   0433 G 20100202183000500 16 15 0631215+082252 28
    33490 09 001A   0433 G 20100202183202500 16 15 0633232+082227 38
    33490 09 001A   0433 G 20100202183400500 16 15 0635227+082202 28
    34713 09 017A   0433 G 20100202232849000 16 15 1242138+051954 47
    34713 09 017A   0433 G 20100202232945000 16 15 1243105+051952 48
    34713 09 017A   0433 G 20100202233041000 16 15 1244064+051955 18
    35815 09 047A   0433 G 20100202223957000 16 15 0951230+052921 18  +125 01
    35815 09 047A   0433 G 20100202224117000 16 15 0952431+052920 28
    90066 05 667A   0433 G 20100202225254000 16 15 0732206+103518 18
    90066 05 667A   0433 G 20100202225341000 16 15 0733078+103600 28
    90066 05 667A   0433 G 20100202225424000 16 15 0733512+103639 18  +102 01
    90070 06 829A   0433 G 20100202201526000 16 15 1043361+064850 28  +088 00
    90070 06 829A   0433 G 20100202201625000 16 15 1046055+062223 28  +064 00
    90070 06 829A   0433 G 20100202201740000 16 15 1049196+054821 38
    90070 06 829A   0433 G 20100202202207000 16 15 1100319+035522 28  +085 00
    90085 09 790A   0433 G 20100202193145000 16 15 0530551+332028 28
    90085 09 790A   0433 G 20100202193305000 16 15 0532221+331901 38  +111 00
    90085 09 790A   0433 G 20100202193452000 16 15 0534216+331701 38  +104 01
    90085 09 790A   0433 G 20100202193553000 16 15 0535300+331552 28
    90085 09 790A   0433 G 20100202193707000 16 15 0536543+331426 38  +120 01
    96025 96 525A   0433 G 20100202223033000 16 15 0622403+133823 38  +134 01
    96025 96 525A   0433 G 20100202223122000 16 15 0623274+133755 18  +133 02
    96025 96 525A   0433 G 20100202223208000 16 15 0624116+133729 18  +134 02
    96027 96 527A   0433 G 20100202220001000 16 15 1212140+075029 28  +115 05
    96027 96 527A   0433 G 20100202220147000 16 15 1213476+074539 28
    96027 96 527A   0433 G 20100202220319000 16 15 1215166+074142 18
    96027 96 527A   0433 G 20100202220410000 16 15 1216065+073934 28
    96027 96 527A   0433 G 20100202220656000 16 15 1218495+073230 28
    96041 96 541A   0433 G 20100202214623000 16 15 0950337+143531 28
    96041 96 541A   0433 G 20100202214717000 16 15 0951269+143234 58  +126 03
    96041 96 541A   0433 G 20100202214755000 16 15 0952053+143030 48
    96041 96 541A   0433 G 20100202214834000 16 15 0952426+142805 38
    96041 96 541A   0433 G 20100202214910000 16 15 0953190+142630 28
    96076 96 576A   0433 G 20100202222545000 16 15 0603272+134001 28  +134 02
    96076 96 576A   0433 G 20100202222722000 16 15 0605097+133859 48  +131 03
    96076 96 576A   0433 G 20100202222821000 16 15 0606129+133809 28  +131 02
    96103 96 603A   0433 G 20100202200059000 16 15 0650321+240429 28
    96103 96 603A   0433 G 20100202200205000 16 15 0651267+240220 28  +132 02
    96103 96 603A   0433 G 20100202200329000 16 15 0652331+235906 28  +134 02
    96103 96 603A   0433 G 20100202200422000 16 15 0653130+235650 38  +135 03
    96103 96 603A   0433 G 20100202200525000 16 15 0654045+235441 38  +131 02
    
    STRAYS SEEN:
    =============
    GORIZONT 4
    11841 80 049A   0433 G 20100202211724000 16 15 1014284+130207 58  +124 03
    11841 80 049A    0433 G 20100202212307000 16 15 1019569+124110 48  +134 04
    EKRAN 7
    12564 81 061A   0433 G 20100202212611000 16 15 1024268+120122 48  +130 04
    12564 81 061A   0433 G 20100202213044000 16 15 1028554+114436 38  +135 04
    ARIANE 44lp + R/B  range 37700 kms
    23201 94 049C   0433 G 20100202212611000 16 15 1024576+115732 97  +104 01
    23201 94 049C   0433 G 20100202212924000 16 15 1026470+115633 15  +130 00
    23201 94 049C   0433 G 20100202213044000 16 15 1027236+115613 67  +115 01
    ATLANTIC BIRD 1
    26575 02 040A   0433 G 20100202201154000 16 15 0356255+052232 97  +137 01
    26575 02 040A   0433 G 20100202214105000 16 15 0525505+052501 28  +131 01
    THURAYA 2
    27825 03 026A   0433 G 20100202183000500 16 15 0631080+082551 28
    27825 03 026A   0433 G 20100202183400500 16 15 0635087+082505 28
    INTELSAT 904
    27380 02 007A   0433 G 20100202232849000 16 15 1241208+052132 18
    27380 02 007A   0433 G 20100202233041000 16 15 1243140+052132 18
    INTELSAT 802
    24846 97 031A   0433 G 20100202223957000 16 15 0951181+053142 18  +131 01
    24846 97 031A   0433 G 20100202224117000 16 15 0952383+053141 28  +119 01
    GALAXY 11
    26038 99 071A   0433 G 20100202223957000 16 15 0950431+053142 18  +111 01
    26038 99 071A   0433 G 20100202224117000 16 15 0952038+053141 28
    EBIRD
    27948 03 043A   0433 G 20100202223957000 16 15 0952201+053055 18  +140 01
    27948 03 043A   0433 G 20100202224117000 16 15 0953402+053053 28  +129 01
    THIACOM 2
    23314 94 065B   0433 G 20100202201740000 16 15 1049017+051249 28
    
    NOTES:
    ========
    (1) Two new ones -
    
        96027 last observed 2008 YD 098   MENTOR 2 rocket - TITAN CENTAUR
        96041 first time amateur observation  - unknown identity
    
    (2) 96025  Steady and quite easy. VORTEX 4 R2 transtage
        96027  Steady, very easy, MENTOR 2 rocket (Titan Centaur)
        96041  Slight variability, visible all the time, fairly easy
        96076  Slight variability, not that bright. VORTEX 3 R2 transtage
        96103  Variable - looks like its doing regular small flashes, visible
               all the time. CANYON 6 Rocket (Agena D)
    
    (3) Ive departed from convention. Normally I report the brightest object
        in the "constellation" of 4 satellites as PAN. However this time
        SPACETRACK agrees well with three of the sats - GALAXY 11,
        INTELSAT 802 and E-BIRD so Ive called the "misfit" PAN. If I followed
        previous convention then GALAXY 11 is PAN.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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