Optical 13 Nov 2011 Part 1

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Mon Nov 14 2011 - 14:46:50 UTC

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    Observations 13 Nov 2011
    ----------------------------
    
    Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System).
    Camera mount now carries two systems that can be operated
    together as two totally different sytems and computers used.
    Generally the DSI Pro II camera will be used for high altitude
    slow moving objects. Tests seem to indicate that its sensitivity
    is comparable to the MINTRON ( possibly better) but as its not
    possible (?) to time stamp to better than 1 -2 second accuracy the
    time resolution is not good enough for LEO objects.
    
    Meade DSI Pro II Monochrome CCD camera without filters.
    using integration times of 05 sec min to 30 seconds maximum
    depending on brightness of sky in particular area.No image
    processing done but dark field applied.
    Used with 102mm aperture f/2.56 refractor ,field of view 84 x 63
    arc minutes. Can get to magnitude 13 or so in less than 20 seconds
    exposure.
    Exposure time to nearest second inserted into image FITS header
    from PC clock which is checked against GPS signal.
    Images processed and automatically reduced using APEX where
    possible.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude -33.94058 deg,
    Elevation 10 metres-situated in Pinelands (Cape Town),South Africa
    
    FOR CLASSFD.TLE:
    ----------------------- 
    06691 73 040A   0433 G 20111113203106000 16 15 0128506+162421 28  +134 00
    06691 73 040A   0433 G 20111113203202000 16 15 0129477+162550 28  +130 05
    06691 73 040A   0433 G 20111113203236000 16 15 0130217+162633 28  +115 05
    06691 73 040A   0433 G 20111113203424000 16 15 0132106+163012 28  +125 05
    06691 73 040A   0433 G 20111113203813000 16 15 0136000+163633 28  +130 05
    08516 75 118C   0433 G 20111113203106000 16 15 0131078+163213 38  +158 03
    08516 75 118C   0433 G 20111113203236000 16 15 0132396+163520 28  +130 05
    08516 75 118C   0433 G 20111113203202000 16 15 0132040+163345 28  +135 05
    08516 75 118C   0433 G 20111113203424000 16 15 0134289+163936 28  +135 05
    08516 75 118C   0433 G 20111113203813000 16 15 0138219+164758 28  +130 05
    10942 78 058B   0433 G 20111113212657000 16 15 0019385+040915 68  +139 13
    10942 78 058B   0433 G 20111113212815000 16 15 0021188+041137 38  +135 03
    10942 78 058B   0433 G 20111113212912000 16 15 0022323+041321 38
    10942 78 058B   0433 G 20111113213050000 16 15 0024401+041625 38
    10942 78 058B   0433 G 20111113213217000 16 15 0026333+041911 38
    19976 89 035A   0433 G 20111113202001000 16 15 0306594+083344 28  +105 05
    19976 89 035A   0433 G 20111113202102000 16 15 0307499+083510 28  +105 05
    19976 89 035A   0433 G 20111113202143000 16 15 0308243+083618 28  +105 05
    20253 89 077A   0433 G 20111113213610000 16 15 2347054-012954 38
    20253 89 077A   0433 G 20111113213741000 16 15 2348364-012555 28
    20253 89 077A   0433 G 20111113214006000 16 15 2351010-011934 28
    20253 89 077A   0433 G 20111113214011000 16 15 2351049-011922 28  +120 05
    23247 94 054B   0433 G 20111113204012000 16 15 2121326-050617 38
    23247 94 054B   0433 G 20111113204317000 16 15 2124407-050303 28
    23247 94 054B   0433 G 20111113204350000 16 15 2125145-050227 28
    23247 94 054B   0433 G 20111113211940000 16 15 2232104+015236 18
    25349 96 026B   0433 G 20111113211945000 16 15 2232151+015214 28  +115 05
    25349 96 026B   0433 G 20111113212046000 16 15 2233196+015520 28
    25349 96 026B   0433 G 20111113212051000 16 15 2233258+015455 28  +115 05
    25349 96 026B   0433 G 20111113212120000 16 15 2233552+015646 28
    25349 96 026B   0433 G 20111113212125000 16 15 2234002+015627 28  +115 05
    25967 99 063A   0433 G 20111113201257000 16 15 0457185+064358 28
    25967 99 063A   0433 G 20111113201330000 16 15 0457528+064436 38
    25967 99 063A   0433 G 20111113201422000 16 15 0458450+064528 28
    27169 02 001B   0433 G 20111113211351000 16 15 2229308+024250 28
    27169 02 001B   0433 G 20111113211444000 16 15 2230240+024319 38
    27169 02 001B   0433 G 20111113211829000 16 15 2234101+024518 28
    28117 03 057A   0433 G 20111113201835000 16 15 0458414+071437 28  +115 05
    28117 03 057A   0433 G 20111113201718000 16 15 0457535+071243 28  +115 05
    28117 03 057A   0433 G 20111113201835000 16 15 0459107+071321 28  +115 05
    29242 06 024C   0433 G 20111113214249000 16 15 0118373+021033 28
    29242 06 024C   0433 G 20111113214616000 16 15 0122133+021401 38
    29242 06 024C   0433 G 20111113214927500 16 15 0125331+021721 38
    29250 06 027B   0433 G 20111113182118000 16 15 2001071+223222 28
    29250 06 027B   0433 G 20111113182228000 16 15 2002091+215449 38
    29250 06 027B   0433 G 20111113182442000 16 15 2004112+203935 38
    29250 06 027B   0433 G 20111113182611000 16 15 2005345+194622 28
    29250 06 027B   0433 G 20111113182729500 16 15 2006487+185930 38
    35815 09 047A   0433 G 20111113202559000 16 15 0243097+052539 38  +117 02
    35815 09 047A   0433 G 20111113202642000 16 15 0243524+052541 28  +123 03
    35815 09 047A   0433 G 20111113202731000 16 15 0244518+052529 28  +115 05
    36869 10 039B   0433 G 20111113193957000 16 15 0418364-095959 28  +103 02
    36869 10 039B   0433 G 20111113194232000 16 15 0419528-100400 28  +116 01
    36869 10 039B   0433 G 20111113194458000 16 15 0421037-100757 28  +105 01
    36869 10 039B   0433 G 20111113194714000 16 15 0422114-101159 28  +105 05
    36869 10 039B   0433 G 20111113200121000 16 15 0429321-103407 28  +105 05
    36869 10 039B   0433 G 20111113200322000 16 15 0430376-103719 28  +105 05
    
    STRAYS SEEN:
    -------------------
    20872 09 091A   0433 G 20111113214249000 16 15 0115527+020439 28  +129 08
    20872 09 091A   0433 G 20111113214616000 16 15 0119172+020720 38
    20872 09 091A   0433 G 20111113214927500 16 15 0122258+020951 38
    26394 00 036A   0433 G 20111113201620000 16 15 0456284+070935 38  +136 05
    26394 00 036A   0433 G 20111113201718000 16 15 0457247+071139 28  +115 05
    26394 00 036A   0433 G 20111113201835000 16 15 0458414+071437 28  +115 05
    27811 03 020A   0433 G 20111113202559000 16 15 0243141+052422 38  +111 00
    27811 03 020A   0433 G 20111113202642000 16 15 0243568+052423 28  +112 00
    27811 03 020A   0433 G 20111113202731000 16 15 0244567+052409 28  +110 05
    27811 03 020A   0433 G 20111113202559000 16 15 0243141+052422 38  +111 00
    
    NOTES:
    -----
    (1) Still to measure and report the video observations which are for
        satellites  90070, Noss 6(F),USA 144 Deb, USA 215, Noss 8(E),
        Noss 8 (F) and Noss 6(C) which I will do tomorrow.
    
    Cheers
    Greg 
    
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