Obs 5 March 2003 part 2 of 2

From: Greg Roberts (grr@iafrica.com)
Date: Fri Mar 07 2003 - 07:01:41 EST

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    Observations made 05 Mar 2003 Part 2
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    CoSaTrak 1, 85mm f/1.6 lens with 1004x 0.003 lux CCD camera.
    
    Conditions - Seeing very good.
    
    Cospar Site #0433  Long 18.5129 E, Lat 33.9406 S, altitude 10 metres
    
    07816 75 043A   0433 G 20030305175206800 17 15 0454478+074645 39
    07816 75 043A   0433 G 20030305175138600 17 15 0507249+153056 39
    07816 75 043A   0433 G 20030305175403800 17 15 0329580-354455 39
    23533 95 015A   0433 G 20030305175618800 17 15 0317101-040823 39
    23533 95 015A   0433 G 20030305175629300 17 15 0318215-005546 39
    25725 99 023B   0433 G 20030305182929100 17 15 0430505+102706 39 R+024 05
    25725 99 023B   0433 G 20030305182951400 17 15 0506320+103837 39 R+036 05
    25725 99 023B   0433 G 20030305183111500 17 15 0734590+095806 39 R+025 05
    21809 91 076E   0433 G 20030305181800900 17 15 1315032-351736 39 S+065 05
    21799 91 076C   0433 G 20030305181800900 17 15 1315256-353426 39 S+065 05
    21808 91 076D   0433 G 20030305181800900 17 15 1319312-365035 39 S+065 05
    20691 90 050C   0433 G 20030305185147600 17 15 0454537+100904 39 S+084 05
    20691 90 050C   0433 G 20030305185422200 17 15 0539249-194709 39 S+073 05
    20691 90 050C   0433 G 20030305185440700 17 15 0547128-242944 39 S+071 05
    20692 90 050D   0433 G 20030305185255500 17 15 0506361+003255 39 S+085 05
    20692 90 050D   0433 G 20030305185536100 17 15 0607171-370212 39 S+075 05
    20692 90 050D   0433 G 20030305185713500 17 15 0734424-610458 39 S+074 05
    20642 90 050E   0433 G 20030305185547900 17 15 0604146-410913 39 S+075 05
    20642 90 050E   0433 G 20030305185631900 17 15 0637127-525636 39 S+070 05
    20642 90 050E   0433 G 20030305185642500 17 15 0647187-553224 39 S+071 05
    
    Notes:
    
    (1) Sky too bright to give estimate of magnitude for first 5 observations
        other than bright enough to observe plus a few stars.
    
    (2) Observations of Noss 2-2 triplet done at 10 degrees elevation
    
    (3) Yesterday I commented on being unable to see USA 136 rocket when it was
        a very favourable pass. I checked my predictions today against another
        prediction program and discovered that my program predicted a time 6
        minutes too early, so it appears I have a bug in my SGP4 code for this
        particular orbit values. Trying to find the bug may take a bit of time
        so whilst I am about it has anyone got the SDP4 code (in BASIC!) that
        they might be prepared to let me have so I could plug it into my
        program. I recall someone on SeeSat offering this code two-three years
        ago? I know BASIC is primitive but then so am I. (My program is in
    BASIC).
        My e-mail address is okay to use if anyone has the code. Many thanks.
    
    (4) I still have my Raduga 27 observations to report but that will have to
        wait until after the weekend-I will not be able to process them today as
        I have run out of time.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
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