Optical 24 Feb 2014

From: Greg Roberts <grr_at_telkomsa.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:15:44 +0200
Observations 24 Feb 2014:
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Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System).
FLI M8300 CCD camera with 8 inch f/3.67 reflector,
field of view 82 x 62 arc minutes.

Images measured with APEX.

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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06317 72 101A   0433 F 20140224192718486 16 15 0931060+051247 38  +131 02
06317 72 101A   0433 F 20140224192857538 16 15 0932227+050543 58  +128 03
06317 72 101A   0433 F 20140224192938021 16 15 0932537+050240 28  +130 02
12371 81 025C   0433 F 20140224192003617 16 15 1027021+090643 18  +116 02
12371 81 025C   0433 F 20140224192040504 16 15 1027369+090435 77  +133 00
12371 81 025C   0433 F 20140224192124215 16 15 1028201+090151 38  +141 03
20929 90 095A   0433 F 20140224194606972 16 15 0951254+191128 47  +097 01
20929 90 095A   0433 F 20140224194730771 16 15 0952491+190847 67  +096 01
20929 90 095A   0433 F 20140224194831524 16 15 0953499+190644 67  +097 00
23223 94 054A   0433 F 20140224194034901 16 15 0927180+154001 18  +104 01
23223 94 054A   0433 F 20140224194059058 16 15 0927427+153959 77  +104 02
23223 94 054A   0433 F 20140224194130071 16 15 0928145+153957 67  +104 02
23247 94 054B   0433 F 20140224193315070 16 15 0955330+162508 18  +111 01
23247 94 054B   0433 F 20140224193518310 16 15 0957351+162217 87  +108 00
23247 94 054B   0433 F 20140224193540724 16 15 0957574+162145 57  +108 00
27786 69 036B   0433 F 20140224193059408 16 15 0947472+123820 57  +125 01
27786 69 036B   0433 F 20140224193138534 16 15 0948356+123909 28  +124 01
27786 69 036B   0433 F 20140224193159867 16 15 0949019+123936 28  +124 01
28158 04 004A   0433 F 20140224190849016 16 15 1012138+112819 57  +104 00
28158 04 004A   0433 F 20140224191315044 16 15 1016419+112800 17  +107 00
28158 04 004A   0433 F 20140224191414609 16 15 1017419+112755 15  +106 67
33490 09 001A   0433 F 20140224183217418 16 15 0800297+093329 28
33490 09 001A   0433 F 20140224184752433 16 15 0816101+093153 67  +102 00
33490 09 001A   0433 F 20140224185101625 16 15 0819206+093124 18  +085 01
34713 09 017A   0433 F 20140224191605410 16 15 0955314+052107 37  +123 05
34713 09 017A   0433 F 20140224191643867 16 15 0956099+052108 17
34713 09 017A   0433 F 20140224191711440 16 15 0956374+052108 37
35815 09 047A   0433 F 20140224185841235 16 15 0842459+052931 47  +127 02
35815 09 047A   0433 F 20140224185933708 16 15 0843387+052931 77  +126 01
35815 09 047A   0433 F 20140224190300115 16 15 0847054+052933 18  +121 01
35815 09 047A   0433 F 20140224190417106 16 15 0848224+052934 47  +135 10
35815 09 047A   0433 F 20140224190506123 16 15 0849115+052935 87
38528 12 034A   0433 F 20140224192405310 16 15 0929237+044027 97  +087 01
38528 12 034A   0433 F 20140224192445602 16 15 0930037+044002 28  +081 00
38528 12 034A   0433 F 20140224192525632 16 15 0930433+043934 18  +082 01
38528 12 034A   0433 F 20140224192718486 16 15 0932353+043816 47  +084 01
38528 12 034A   0433 F 20140224192857538 16 15 0934136+043709 77  +086 13
38528 12 034A   0433 F 20140224192938021 16 15 0934537+043641 47  +083 00
99070 13 774A   0433 F 20140224195743151 16 15 0739299+080430 28  +133 02
99070 13 774A   0433 F 20140224195832984 16 15 0740195+080321 67
99070 13 774A   0433 F 20140224195857216 16 15 0740437+080248 77  +136 05
99070 13 774A   0433 F 20140224195935397 16 15 0741220+080155 57  +137 05


STRAYS SEEN:
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13974 83 028A   0433 F 20140224190849016 16 15 1013301+113633 67  +113 01
13974 83 028A   0433 F 20140224191315044 16 15 1017496+111953 87  +120 01
13974 83 028A   0433 F 20140224191414609 16 15 1018473+111614 27  +111 67
14365 83 098A   0433 F 20140224194606972 16 15 0951039+190648 57
14365 83 098A   0433 F 20140224194730771 16 15 0952292+190403 67  +131 01
14365 83 098A   0433 F 20140224194831524 16 15 0953311+190204 18  +130 01
17875 84 090F   0433 F 20140224190849016 16 15 1011288+113624 18  +118 01
17875 84 090F   0433 F 20140224191315044 16 15 1015510+112008 67  +120 01
17875 84 090F   0433 F 20140224191414609 16 15 1016507+111627 67  +122 67
24732 97 007A   0433 F 20140224191315044 16 15 1017193+110401 17  +103 00
24732 97 007A   0433 F 20140224191414609 16 15 1018208+110401 76  +104 67
26766 01 019A   0433 F 20140224185841235 16 15 0842005+052550 47
26766 01 019A   0433 F 20140224185933708 16 15 0842533+052550 77
26766 01 019A   0433 F 20140224190300115 16 15 0846201+052555 18  +117 01
26766 01 019A   0433 F 20140224190417106 16 15 0847372+052556 47  +116 01
26766 01 019A   0433 F 20140224190506123 16 15 0848264+052557 87
27380 02 007A   0433 F 20140224191605410 16 15 0954426+052110 37  +124 00
27380 02 007A   0433 F 20140224191643867 16 15 0955210+052111 96
27380 02 007A   0433 F 20140224191711440 16 15 0955486+052110 37
27825 03 026A   0433 F 20140224184752433 16 15 0815446+093643 67
27825 03 026A   0433 F 20140224185101625 16 15 0818549+093615 18
28885 05 041B   0433 F 20140224190300115 16 15 0844021+052542 18  +115 01
28885 05 041B   0433 F 20140224190417106 16 15 0845195+052543 57  +114 01
28885 05 041A   0433 F 20140224190506123 16 15 0846088+052544 87  +114 01
33460 08 065B   0433 F 20140224185933708 16 15 0845300+052508 77  +105 01
33460 08 065B   0433 F 20140224190300115 16 15 0848571+052510 18  +107 01
33460 08 065B   0433 F 20140224190417106 16 15 0850139+052512 57  +105 01
33460 08 065B   0433 F 20140224190506123 16 15 0851035+052513 87  +104 01
37393 11 016B   0433 F 20140224192718486 16 15 0932472+052404 47  +109 01
37393 11 016B   0433 F 20140224192857538 16 15 0934264+052406 57  +109 01
37393 11 016B   0433 F 20140224192938021 16 15 0935069+052407 47  +109 01
38245 12 016A   0433 F 20140224185841235 16 15 0842188+052539 47
38245 12 016A   0433 F 20140224185933708 16 15 0843116+052539 77  +114 02
38245 12 016A   0433 F 20140224190300115 16 15 0846385+052544 18  +114 02
38245 12 016A   0433 F 20140224190417106 16 15 0847557+052545 47
38245 12 016A   0433 F 20140224190506123 16 15 0848448+052547 87  +136 14
39034 12 075A   0433 F 20140224192718486 16 15 0933573+052700 57  +107 01
39034 12 075A   0433 F 20140224192857538 16 15 0935365+052701 57  +108 01
39034 12 075A   0433 F 20140224192938021 16 15 0936168+052702 47  +107 01

NOTES:
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(1) First try out of a cheap 8-inch f/4 reflector with 0.5 inch thick
    spherical primary mirror which I had parabolized. Only the OTA was mounted
    on my Cosatrak mounting and the mount had no trouble carrying it.
    Conditions were somewhat windy which meant some exposures had to be
    discarded due to wind shake. Still to mount a video finder on it as
    well as add a remote focussing device. Im happy with the first
    results- get about mag +14 with 1 second exposure with poor
    transparency, focussing a little out - I got tired of walking the
    60 odd feet from the telescope to the monitor every time I changed
    the focus a minute amount - at f/3.7 focus is critical - and wind
    shake. I still have to install the new secondary mirror - present
    one has a bad edge chip and is held in its support with masking
    tape!

Cheers
Greg
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