Optical 08 Feb 2014 Part 1

From: Greg Roberts <grr_at_telkomsa.net>
Date: Sun, 9 Feb 2014 12:50:42 +0200
Observations 08 FEB 2014 part1:
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Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System).
FLI M8300 CCD camera with 87mm focal length f/2.8 NIKON lens,
field of view 12 x 9 degrees.

Images measured manually. 

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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21775 91 076A   0433 G 20140208202211108 55 15 1221162-570612 39
21775 91 076A   0433 G 20140208202338218 55 15 1315059-561918 39
21775 91 076A   0433 G 20140208202505370 55 15 1400174-542350 39
24680 96 072A   0433 G 20140208184438612 55 15 1145258-254120 39  +070 05
24680 96 072A   0433 G 20140208184443082 55 15 1143084-251118 39  +070 05
24680 96 072A   0433 G 20140208184447515 55 15 1140576-244013 39  +065 05
24680 96 072A   0433 G 20140208184451965 55 15 1138430-240859 39  +065 05
24680 96 072A   0433 G 20140208184456424 55 15 1136350-233648 39  +065 05
24680 96 072A   0433 G 20140208184505314 55 15 1132180-223121 39  +065 05
24680 96 072A   0433 G 20140208201745508 55 15 1708068-792613 39  +035 05
24680 96 072A   0433 G 20140208201823708 55 15 1600107-862652 39  +030 05
24680 96 072A   0433 G 20140208201901712 55 15 0627572-832619 39  +025 05
24680 96 072A   0433 G 20140208201948156 55 15 0548415-670016 39  +020 05
24680 96 072A   0433 G 20140208202013480 55 15 0542236-551720 39  +020 05
24680 96 072A   0433 G 20140208202030381 55 15 0539202-463200 39  +020 05
26906 01 040B   0433 G 20140208182155611 55 15 0204299+155222 39
26906 01 040B   0433 G 20140208182306744 55 15 0216219+061706 39
26906 01 040B   0433 G 20140208182423201 55 15 0231325-074716 39
26906 01 040B   0433 G 20140208182539213 55 15 0251434-263503 39
28888 05 042A   0433 G 20140208200802834 55 15 1649292-690257 39  +050 05
28888 05 042A   0433 G 20140208200819722 55 15 1640395-710646 39  +045 05
28888 05 042A   0433 G 20140208200840842 55 15 1623369-740132 39  +045 05
28888 05 042A   0433 G 20140208200857745 55 15 1601199-764330 39  +045 05
28888 05 042A   0433 G 20140208200906190 55 15 1543454-781143 39  +055 05
36105 09 066B   0433 G 20140208195121898 55 15 1456428-582104 39  +040 05
36105 09 066B   0433 G 20140208195159907 55 15 1415419-591259 39  +035 05
36105 09 066B   0433 G 20140208195303238 55 15 1236344-570846 39  +030 05
39025 12 071A   0433 G 20140208183907435 55 15 1601497-695658 39  +055 05
39025 12 071A   0433 G 20140208183918549 55 15 1521016-683249 39  +055 05
39025 12 071A   0433 G 20140208183942972 55 15 1412497-634453 39  +055 05
39025 12 071A   0433 G 20140208184005194 55 15 1333375-582527 39  +055 05
39025 12 071A   0433 G 20140208184020758 55 15 1314455-543710 39  +055 05
99069 13 772A   0433 G 20140208192933033 55 15 0414183-015606 39          
99069 13 772A   0433 G 20140208193320844 55 15 0425069-102440 39
99069 13 772A   0433 G 20140208193545594 55 15 0435105-165815 39


STRAYS SEEN:
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17129 86 019Y   0433 G 20140208194915229 55 15 1445357-594631 39  +055 05
24966 97 056B   0433 G 20140208195307463 55 15 1322052-542620 39  +062 05
27061 01 058G   0433 G 20140208193545594 55 15 0430580-164647 39  +049 05


NOTES:
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(1) Prime purpose was to observe the two KH satellites currently visible.
    First pass of USA 129 at 7 degrees elevation, second pass near 
    zenith.

    USA 186 getting difficult now as entering shadow at low elevations.
    In both passes satellite was already fading as it entered shadow.

(2) Have several more classified satellites to measure - all in geosat
    orbits.

(3) As I am using a wide angle field ( 12 x 9 degrees ) positional
    accuracy around 1 arc minute or so. Time accuracy is better than
    50 milliseconds. As soon as the KH satellites cease visibility I
    will start using the 8-inch reflector for goesats.

Cheers
Greg




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