Optical 27 November 2007-part 1

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Wed Nov 28 2007 - 13:25:36 UTC

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    Observations 27 Nov 2007:
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    Cosatrak 1 (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 200mm focal length f/3.5 lens,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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    15071 84 065C   0433 G 20071127181252100 56 15 2348340-821710 39  +057 05
    15071 84 065C   0433 G 20071127181351100 56 15 2303150-533351 39  +040 05
    15071 84 065C   0433 G 20071127181624800 56 15 2244320+234008 39  +065 05
    09415 76 091A   0433 G 20071127183231700 56 15 0341150+171315 39  +065 05
    09415 76 091A   0433 G 20071127183348000 56 15 0352050+020240 39  +050 05
    09415 76 091A   0433 G 20071127183500900 56 15 0412000-181505 39  +045 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20071127183737700 56 15 0623530-205513 39  +056 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20071127183946100 56 15 0537330-045934 39  +040 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20071127184021600 56 15 0526360-001335 39  +045 05
    14180 83 056G   0433 G 20071127184155100 56 15 0417520+052145 39  +075 05
    14180 83 056G   0433 G 20071127184319800 56 15 0444230-030526 39  +075 05
    14180 83 056G   0433 G 20071127184415100 56 15 0502550-082121 39  +075 05
    14143 83 056C   0433 G 20071127185335100 56 15 0229460+300806 39  +070 05
    14143 83 056C   0433 G 20071127185444000 56 15 0248270+234240 39  +065 05
    14143 83 056C   0433 G 20071127185549500 56 15 0307400+165709 39  +060 05
    23947 96 038C   0433 G 20071127184916300 56 15 0500280-445559 39  +095 05
    23947 96 038C   0433 G 20071127185100700 56 15 0508090-432035 39  +100 05
    23947 96 038C   0433 G 20071127185200100 56 15 0512300-422513 39  +095 05
    21949 92 023A   0433 G 20071127185849900 56 15 1135540-705431 39  +065 05
    21949 92 023A   0433 G 20071127190021700 56 15 0840170-783705 39  +050 05
    21949 92 023A   0433 G 20071127190127100 56 15 0439150-721652 39  +040 05
    05679 71 110B   0433 G 20071127191905200 56 15 0142590+322221 39  +045 05
    05679 71 110B   0433 G 20071127192007200 56 15 0208470+225104 39  +030 05
    05679 71 110B   0433 G 20071127192044800 56 15 0227120+153009 39  +025 05
    08836 76 038D   0433 G 20071127192441800 56 15 0823160-594314 39  +085 05
    08836 76 038D   0433 G 20071127192538000 56 15 0755400-530638 39  +080 05
    08836 76 038D   0433 G 20071127192635300 56 15 0736430-454656 39  +075 05
    28537 05 004A   0433 G 20071127192721000 56 15 0959160-632337 39  +070 05
    28537 05 004A   0433 G 20071127192820200 56 15 0902150-581023 39  +065 05
    28537 05 004A   0433 G 20071127192921800 56 15 0820540-505937 39  +065 05
    28541 05 004C   0433 G 20071127192721000 56 15 1006440-634048 39  +065 05
    28541 05 004C   0433 G 20071127192820200 56 15 0908230-584220 39  +062 05
    28541 05 004C   0433 G 20071127192921800 56 15 0825300-514146 39  +062 05
    21809 91 076E   0433 G 20071127192951100 56 15 0939570-664846 39  +060 05
    21809 91 076E   0433 G 20071127193020800 56 15 0856470-632615 39  +060 05
    21809 91 076E   0433 G 20071127193116700 56 15 0759090-543413 39  +055 05
    21799 91 076C   0433 G 20071127193237100 56 15 1216200-705310 39  +067 05
    21799 91 076C   0433 G 20071127193435200 56 15 0846120-640051 39  +050 05
    21799 91 076C   0433 G 20071127193648900 56 15 0708060-383853 39  +050 05
    21808 91 076D   0433 G 20071127193237100 56 15 1230160-702414 39  +067 05
    21808 91 076D   0433 G 20071127193435200 56 15 0900040-645852 39  +050 05
    21808 91 076D   0433 G 20071127193648900 56 15 0713410-403111 39  +050 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20071127201111300 56 15 1115200-691143 39  +065 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20071127201242000 56 15 0909570-763203 39  +055 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20071127201408500 56 15 0439050-723853 39  +045 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20071127201521800 56 15 0247520-524820 39  +030 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20071127215058800 56 15 2106310-350329 39  +065 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20071127215148600 56 15 2128410-274902 39  +060 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20071127215312900 56 15 2156460-150646 39  +062 05
    24680 96 072A   0433 G 20071127215429000 56 15 2214150-041454 39  +062 05
    
    
    Notes:
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    (1) Very good night - for a change!!
    
    (2) Following still to come (Ive had enough measuring for today!)
    
        DMSP B5D1-4 #11389
        Noss 5D     #14144
        KH9-17      #13172
        Atex        #25489
        MSX         #23851
        Noss 3-3r   #28538
        Noss 7A     #16591
        90072 -     maybe -still to examine scan for it
        90005
        90054
        90055
        90031
    
    (3) Three transits of USA129 observed - suspect its no longer operational.
    
    (4) Only observed satellites that have not been observed during the past
        three weeks with a few exceptions.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
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