Optical 24 June 2014 Part 1

From: Greg Roberts via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:40:46 +0200
Observations 24 JUNE 2014 Part 1
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Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System).

FLI ML8300M CCD camera with mechanical shutter + Trimble GPS

Used with 89mm focal length f/2.8 NIKON lens.
Field of view about 12 x 9 degrees.
Images processed and measured manually using GUIDE.

Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude -33.94058 deg,
Elevation 10 metres-situated in Pinelands (Cape Town),South Africa

FOR CLASSIFIED.TLE
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20641 90 050A   0433 P 20140624193541099 55 15 1351427+270217 39
20641 90 050A   0433 P 20140624193711754 55 15 1401431+231601 39
20641 90 050A   0433 P 20140624193922660 55 15 1418524+163352 39
21799 91 076C   0433 P 20140624190045281 55 15 1348079+290527 39
21799 91 076C   0433 P 20140624190128799 55 15 1359092+250904 39
21799 91 076C   0433 P 20140624190212374 55 15 1411109+204018 39
21808 91 076D   0433 P 20140624185346240 55 15 1341249+362730 39
21808 91 076D   0433 P 20140624185504930 55 15 1400460+302230 39
21808 91 076D   0433 P 20140624185638808 55 15 1426378+212133 39
25724 99 023A   0433 P 20140624194059217 55 15 1337112+093243 39
25724 99 023A   0433 P 20140624194243806 55 15 1353357+073815 39
25724 99 023A   0433 P 20140624194502932 55 15 1416244+050457 39
28646 05 016A   0433 P 20140624163605738 55 15 2139013-690950 39
28646 05 016A   0433 P 20140624163647778 55 15 2015281-643139 39
28646 05 016A   0433 P 20140624163758613 55 15 1854416-511511 39
28646 05 016A   0433 P 20140624163909471 55 15 1818049-360949 39
29522 06 050A   0433 P 20140624165804633 55 15 1501070-525928 39
29522 06 050A   0433 P 20140624165954267 55 15 1314572-060052 39
29522 06 050A   0433 P 20140624170036128 55 15 1254209+091302 39

STRAYS SEEN:
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21820 91 086B   0433 P 20140624193852452 55 15 1425064+174356 39
25727 99 024A   0433 P 20140624193852452 55 15 1421084+162830 39
28059 03 049C   0433 P 20140624163605738 55 15 2141066-685607 39

NOTES:
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(1) After not observing satellites for almost two months due
    mainly to bad weather, it finally looked like a good night
    but soon after starting high "gunk" appeared and resulted in
    very poor transparency and seeing and ultimately forced me
    to stop.

(2) I did a few LEO sats but original main purpose was GEOSATS.
    Imaged about 16 fields and still busy processing these as
    its a painful task as there are so many geosats even with
    the poor transparency. Hopefully will report within the
    next few days, otherwise here are the results for the LEO
    sats. Several more were tried but not seen - mostly due to
    the poor transparency or low elevations. Cannot say I enjoyed
    this session :-((

Cheers
Greg 

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