Optical 18 March 2007

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Mon Mar 19 2007 - 09:11:54 EDT

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    Observations 18 Mar 2007:
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    Cosatrak 2 (Computerised satellite Tracking System).
    MINTRON low light level CCD surveillance camera (0.005 lux typical
    in non integration mode) and 0.00005 lux in STARLIGHT mode with 128
    frame integration.
    
    Used with 150mm aperture f/5 Celestron reflector on Vixen Super
    Polaris equatorial mount used in alt-azimuth configuration and fitted
    with stepper motors on azimuth and elevation axis. Integrating for
    96 frames which is equivalent to an exposure of 1.92 seconds per image.
    
    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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    90016 03 766A   0433 G 20070318175030600 56 15 0359240+105504 39  +095 05
    90016 03 766A   0433 G 20070318175344300 56 15 0402210+105858 39  +100 05
    
    Old Unknowns :
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    91100 07 072GEO 0433 G 20070318181143500 56 15 0527320+165530 39  +126 05
    91100 07 072GEO 0433 G 20070318181447700 56 15 0530400+165056 39  +135 05
    91100 07 072GEO 0433 G 20070318181831400 56 15 0534260+164528 39  +103 05
    91100 07 072GEO 0433 G 20070318182158200 56 15 0537550+164023 39  +122 05
    91096 07 056GEO 0433 G 20070318182354800 56 15 1050410+030314 39  +103 05
    91096 07 056GEO 0433 G 20070318182636400 56 15 1053200+025451 39  +105 05
    91096 07 056GEO 0433 G 20070318182857400 56 15 1055380+024730 39  +110 05
    91096 07 056GEO 0433 G 20070318183159900 56 15 1058370+023802 39  +107 05
    91097 07 058GEO 0433 G 20070318183418900 56 15 1137080+023836 39  +109 05
    91097 07 058GEO 0433 G 20070318183726900 56 15 1140110+022749 39  +106 05
    91097 07 058GEO 0433 G 20070318183934800 56 15 1142170+022025 39  +102 05
    91097 07 058GEO 0433 G 20070318184103100 56 15 1143430+021519 39  +105 05
    91099 07 071GEO 0433 G 20070318184747400 56 15 0518490+134111 39  +125 05
    91099 07 071GEO 0433 G 20070318185114200 56 15 0522130+134757 39  +135 05
    91099 07 071GEO 0433 G 20070318185507300 56 15 0526030+135528 39  +098 05
    91099 07 071GEO 0433 G 20070318185805900 56 15 0529000+140109 39  +140 05
    
    Strays seen:
    -----------------
    
    Cosmos 970 debri   steady
    10884 77 121AF  0433 G 20070318182349200 56 15 1051200+025434 39  +120 05
    SL-6 R/B(2) steady  range 9400kms
    22952 93 079D   0433 G 20070318190440700 56 15 0735370+075105 39  +085 05
    Atlantic Bird 1 geostationary
    27508 02 040A   0433 G 20070318203313400 56 15 0710220+052226 39  +109 05
    
    
    New Unknowns:
    -------------------
    91101 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318175930200 56 15 0710100+065625 39  +113 05
    91101 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318180117400 56 15 0711550+065713 39  +128 05
    91101 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318180330800 56 15 0714070+065823 39  +131 05
    91101 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318180555600 56 15 0716300+065929 39  +114 05
    91101 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318180801600 56 15 0718340+070033 39  +121 05
    91101 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318213755700 56 15 1045440+075106 39  +105 05
    91101 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318214122500 56 15 1049080+075102 39  +120 05
    91102 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318191139700 56 15 0624260+082821 39  +120 05
    91102 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318191544100 56 15 0628540+082633 39  +117 05
    91102 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318192056100 56 15 0634340+082406 39  +115 05
    91102 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318192411700 56 15 0638060+082225 39  +117 05
    91102 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318192657100 56 15 0641050+082110 39  +115 05
    91103 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318193817700 56 15 0803470+144705 39  +101 05
    91103 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318194229600 56 15 0808030+144404 39  +105 05
    91103 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318194704100 56 15 0812410+144004 39  +103 05
    91103 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318195153700 56 15 0817340+143603 39  +105 05
    91103 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318195807800 56 15 0823520+143012 39  +103 05
    91104 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318201505000 56 15 0943010+164812 39  +145 05
    91104 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318201803500 56 15 0946010+164728 39  +141 05
    91104 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318202130300 56 15 0949300+164625 39  +141 05
    91104 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318202655500 56 15 0954580+164434 39  +142 05
    91104 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318203124400 56 15 0959280+164233 39  +141 05
    91105 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318205001100 56 15 0937000+070904 39  +105 05
    91105 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318205528300 56 15 0942190+070653 39  +110 05
    91105 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318210025300 56 15 0947090+070441 39  +095 05
    91105 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318210325800 56 15 0950050+070327 39  +118 05
    91105 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318210641300 56 15 0953160+070205 39  +115 05
    91106 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318211231000 56 15 0802420+101815 39  +125 05
    91106 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318211435100 56 15 0804450+102024 39  +125 05
    91107 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318212527400 56 15 0939250+075019 39  +135 05
    91107 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318212657700 56 15 0940550+075048 39  +130 05
    91107 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318212854300 56 15 0942510+075101 39  +135 05
    91107 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318213209800 56 15 0946060+075140 39  +130 05
    91107 07 077GEO 0433 G 20070318213504700 56 15 0949000+075204 39  +130 05
    
    
    
    Notes:
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    (1) Correction - in my notes of previous report I mentioned #90008. It
        should be #90006 - somehow I seem to have #90008 on my brain!
    
    (2) #91100  flashing to mag +10
    
    (3) #91096 - very easy - fairly constant in magnitude, no flashing seen.
    
    (4) #91097 - very easy - fairly constant in magnitude, no flashing seen.
    
    (5) #91099 - variable, one flash to mag +9.8 seen
    
    (6) #91101 - slow variable, no flashes seen
    
    (7) #91102 - fairly steady, little variation
    
    (8) #91103 - must be big - bright and basically steady
    
    (9) #91104 - slightly variable- probably the faintest Ive seen in "real
        time" but still easy on the monitor.
    
    (10) #91105 - Smooth variation with about range of two magnitudes-period
        appears regular around 70 seconds.
    
    (11) #91106 - missed when observing in real time - found in extreme
         frame corner when going through the DVD recording-appeared to be
         steady
    
    (12) #91107 - slow variable, fairly faint.
    
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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