Optical 28 Jan 2016

From: Greg Roberts via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2016 16:49:52 +0200
Observations 28 JAN 2016
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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 7.62 x 5.74 degrees.
Image scale 33 arc sec/pixel.

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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23947 96 038C   0433 F 20160128194842122 16 15 0350065-060521 48
23947 96 038C   0433 F 20160128195114187 16 15 0354267-043242 48
23947 96 038C   0433 F 20160128195315824 16 15 0357533-031843 48
23947 96 038C   0433 F 20160128195424849 16 15 0359416-023714 38
25724 99 023A   0433 F 20160128190840444 16 15 0357552+403851 48
25724 99 023A   0433 F 20160128190858009 16 15 0401138+410408 48
28888 05 042A   0433 F 20160128190305081 16 15 1347340-691053 48
28888 05 042A   0433 F 20160128190306628 16 15 1344464-692349 48
28888 05 042A   0433 F 20160128190308180 16 15 1341514-693652 48
28888 05 042A   0433 F 20160128190309740 16 15 1338505-694950 48
28888 05 042A   0433 F 20160128190311292 16 15 1335410-700257 48
28888 05 042A   0433 F 20160128190312843 16 15 1332223-701609 58
28888 05 042A   0433 F 20160128190314386 16 15 1328590-702910 48
28888 05 042A   0433 F 20160128190315937 16 15 1325233-704222 78
28888 05 042A   0433 F 20160128190317498 16 15 1321397-705529 48
28888 05 042A   0433 F 20160128190319051 16 15 1317448-710841 48
32476 08 002A   0433 F 20160128201210894 16 15 0018490-112436 48
32476 08 002A   0433 F 20160128201246243 16 15 0023510-163258 48
32476 08 002A   0433 F 20160128201412593 16 15 0039410-362058 48
32476 08 002A   0433 F 20160128201611833 16 15 0833165-852308 48
37162 10 046A   0433 F 20160128202421312 16 15 1456470-643027 38
37162 10 046A   0433 F 20160128202739229 16 15 1457049-625626 58
37162 10 046A   0433 F 20160128202804496 16 35 1504299-660398 38
37162 10 046A   0433 F 20160128202844897 16 15 1524364-712539 38
37162 10 046A   0433 F 20160128202905110 16 15 1542234-741647 38
37162 10 046A   0433 F 20160128202955658 16 15 1732587-805730 48
37162 10 046A   0433 F 20160128203015857 16 15 1915037-822352 48
37162 10 046A   0433 F 20160128203429845 16 15 0103002-330542 28
37162 10 046A   0433 F 20160128203446066 16 15 0103492-295956 38

STRAYS SEEN:
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07575 74 099B   0433 F 20160128190431946 16 15 1438519-711206 58
07575 74 099B   0433 F 20160128190441245 16 15 1423531-714020 48
07575 74 099B   0433 F 20160128190453632 16 15 1401388-721115 58
07575 74 099B   0433 F 20160128190506015 16 15 1336497-723201 58
08597 76 005B   0433 F 20160128193135602 16 15 0302590-162242 48
10120 77 059A   0433 F 20160128204207751 16 15 0052304-353157 38
10120 77 059A   0433 F 20160128204219911 16 15 0103247-333723 38
10120 77 059A   0433 F 20160128204236129 16 15 0117035-305506 48
19575 88 093B   0433 F 20160128203413641 16 15 0057415-304943 38
19574 88 093B   0433 F 20160128203421736 16 15 0051124-330428 38
19574 88 093B   0433 F 20160128203429845 16 15 0044352-351157 28
21397 91 039A   0433 F 20160128203800560 16 15 0055237-294359 38
21397 91 039A   0433 F 20160128203808653 16 15 0049063-315508 38
21397 91 039A   0433 F 20160128203816761 16 15 0042340-340331 38
26998 01 055B   0433 F 20160128190433489 16 15 1309033-695439 48
26998 01 055B   0433 F 20160128190444334 16 15 1322430-684448 19
26998 01 055B   0433 F 20160128190455182 16 15 1334143-673612 48
26998 01 055B   0433 F 20160128190506015 16 15 1343570-663006 58
27567 02 055B   0544 F 20160128193135602 16 15 0317330-125046 48
32958 08 026A   0433 F 20160128203837032 16 15 0052087-350002 38
32958 08 026A   0433 F 20160128203845124 16 15 0057031-330821 38
32958 08 026A   0433 F 20160128203857284 16 15 0103541-301858 38
37165 10 047A   0433 F 20160128190840444 16 15 0347433+385002 48

NOTES:
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(1) Prime purpose was to observe USA 188, USA125r, Ofeq 9 and
     OTV4.  However had technical problems at start ( GPS receiver
     took a long time to lock on GPS satellites) so rushed start
     with USA 186 and Ofeq 9 going over together, so managed to
     get a very short track on USA 186 but still missed Ofeq 9
     and which was not seen second pass - very poor phase angle.

(2) USA 125r a bit on the faint side for equipment used and poor
     sky but managed with no difficulty.  OTV4 proved impossible
     to track - 9 degrees elevation max and behind buildings.
     However photographic observation secured by friend much more
     north than I was - and thus closer to the orbit track- which
     shows OTV4 running about on time.

(3) As soon as USA 186 finishes evening visibility here I will
     return to high altitude satellite tracking - present setup
     not suitable for geosats.

Cheers
Greg
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