Obs 24 Nov 2k2 Part 1

From: Greg Roberts (grr@iafrica.com)
Date: Mon Nov 25 2002 - 08:34:42 EST

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    Observations made 24/25 Nov 2002  Part 1
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    CoSaTrak 1, 85mm f/1.6 lens with 0.003 lux CCD surveillance camera.
              + 25mm f/1.4 lens with 0.01 lux surveillance camera
    
    Conditions - Seeing good
    
    Cospar Site #0433  Long 18.5129 E, Lat 33.9406 S, altitude 10 metres
    
    25615 98 055C   0433 G 20021124211403900 17 15 1038062-630319 39 S+076 05
    25615 98 055C   0433 G 20021124211457100 17 15 0923273-601808 39 S+063 05
    25615 98 055C   0433 G 20021124211519100 17 15 0851365-573801 39 S+056 05
    26473 00 047A   0433 G 20021124205924800 17 15 2111453-102953 39 S+045 05
    26473 00 047A   0433 G 20021124205932300 17 15 2116177-091253 39 S+043 05
    26473 00 047A   0433 G 20021124205906800 17 15 2100510-132614 39 S+046 05
    23728 95 066A   0433 G 20021124233336400 17 15 1119288-384403 39 S+063 05
    23728 95 066A   0433 G 20021124233331400 17 15 1123097-391718 39 S+064 05
    23728 95 066A   0433 G 20021124233349900 17 15 1109354-370954 39 S+063 05
    23728 95 066A   0433 G 20021125011043000 17 15 0049477-595443 39 S+055 05
    23728 95 066A   0433 G 20021125011140800 17 15 0153544-455517 39 S+052 05
    23728 95 066A   0433 G 20021125011235500 17 15 0229370-292216 39 S+050 05
    
    Notes:
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    (1) A very good night. Images were small and fairly steady for my location.
        With the 85mm lens I could see stars down to mag +9.3 and the 25mm
        lens showed down to +6.8 magnitude. One very bright ( -2 mag?) meteor
        went across my field of view and lit up my dark "control" room . Have
        made a nice avi of it and the trail it left.
    
    (2) Main purpose was to relocate USA 116 which was achieved on two passes.
        The first pass produced 3 positions as it crossed the field of view-
        could not track it as I was in "orbit plane scan" mode, but on the
        second pass I tracked on elements from Pierre with the satellite running
        about 1min 50 seconds early.
    
    (3) USA 125 - 96038A # 23945 was NOT seen -- see my earlier message about
        entering data with correct identification ! - looks like the satellite
        may also have changed its orbit, so maybe another orbit plane scan is
        called for..
    
    (4) With such a good night I acquired many satellites - its going to take me
        some time to measure and include my usual mistakes. Unfortunately I will
        not get much, if anything done tomorrow but should have it all out by
        the end of the week. If anything wanted in a hurry -this can be given
        priority. The satellites observed are:
    
        NOSS 8 (F)
        NOSS 4 (F)
        DMSP B5D2-6
        NOSS 2-1 trio - may decide not too measure as rather on the faint side
        USA 144
        LACROSSE 4 1st pass
        MSX
        NOSS 2-2 trio -- brilliant - must have been as bright as 2nd magnitude.
        GFO
        DMSP f15
        Milstar 3 Cent rocket
        TIPS
        LACROSSE 4 2nd pass - reported above
        ATEX - reported above - running about 21 seconds early
        MSX - reported above
        USA 32
        NOSS 0 rocket
        NOSS 1 (J)
        NOSS 5 (d)
        NOSS 5 (c)
        NOSS 5 (a)
        NOSS 1 (a)
        NOSS 1 (c)
        USA 116 - two passes - both reported above
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
    
    
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