Optical 02 Oct 2012 Part 1

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Wed Oct 03 2012 - 14:10:06 UTC

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    Observations 02 OCT 2012 Part 1
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    Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System).
    
    FLI ML8300M CCD camera with mechanical shutter + Trimble GPS 
    
    Used with 135mm focal length f/2.8 TAMRON lens.
    Field of view 7.6 x 5.7 degrees.
    Images processed and measured manually.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude -33.94058 deg,
    Elevation 10 metres-situated in Pinelands (Cape Town),South Africa
    
    FOR CLASSFD.TLE:
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    20641 90 050A   0433 F 20121002210231617 55 15 0849325-805241 19               
    20641 90 050A   0433 F 20121002210322309 55 15 0552181-780349 19               
    20641 90 050A   0433 F 20121002210432871 55 15 0412355-675708 19 
    25336 98 029A   0433 F 20121002214709915 55 15 2023080-024242 19               
    25336 98 029A   0433 F 20121002214631190 55 15 2022315-024320 19               
    25336 98 029A   0433 F 20121002214915239 55 15 2025139-023914 19               
    25724 99 023A   0433 F 20121002192616191 55 15 2221223-182717 19               
    25724 99 023A   0433 F 20121002192752379 55 15 2242154-190047 19               
    25724 99 023A   0433 F 20121002192928380 55 15 2302554-192321 19               
    25725 99 023B   0433 F 20121002193235224 55 15 1909084+055026 19               
    25725 99 023B   0433 F 20121002193421494 55 15 1930015+074927 19               
    25725 99 023B   0433 F 20121002193612914 55 15 1951131+095601 19               
    28637 05 011B   0433 F 20121002181347261 55 15 1327064-621945 19               
    28637 05 011B   0433 F 20121002181458262 55 15 1452248-490038 19               
    28637 05 011B   0433 F 20121002181710262 55 15 1605127-132337 19               
    29249 06 027A   0433 F 20121002194338942 55 15 2025277+182555 19               
    29249 06 027A   0433 F 20121002194559567 55 15 2031404+152029 19               
    29249 06 027A   0433 F 20121002194900070 55 15 2040587+103908 19               
    35937 09 052A   0433 F 20121002201504236 55 15 1542100-402830 19               
    35937 09 052A   0433 F 20121002201724806 55 15 1702218-375931 19               
    35937 09 052A   0433 F 20121002201925550 55 15 1828520-291235 19               
    35938 09 052B   0433 F 20121002180843886 55 15 1043359-762413 19               
    35938 09 052B   0433 F 20121002180934527 55 15 0921048-822216 19               
    35938 09 052B   0433 F 20121002181015106 55 15 0546092-843418 19               
    35951 09 057A   0433 F 20121002195434724 55 15 1343357-714030 19               
    35951 09 057A   0433 F 20121002195525327 55 15 1534189-671625 19               
    35951 09 057A   0433 F 20121002195611010 55 15 1645434-582753 19               
    37162 10 046A   0433 F 20121002173641492 55 15 0519123-674323 19               
    37162 10 046A   0433 F 20121002173819800 55 15 0814123-764149 19               
    37162 10 046A   0433 F 20121002174025882 55 15 1249308-632553 19               
    37168 10 048A   0433 F 20121002190738947 55 15 1551000-804938 19               
    37168 10 048A   0433 F 20121002190759222 55 15 1350123-794013 19               
    37168 10 048A   0433 F 20121002190856774 55 15 1140590-721026 19               
    37229 10 062H   0433 F 20121002192002788 55 15 2301472-433356 19               
    37229 10 062H   0433 F 20121002192134000 55 15 0050119-612502 19               
    37229 10 062H   0433 F 20121002192219684 55 15 0202537-653226 19 
    38528 12 034A   0433 F 20121002213024391 55 15 0147003+085936 19               
    38528 12 034A   0433 F 20121002213115022 55 15 0147553+090008 19               
    38758 12 048A   0433 F 20121002173254500 55 15 0403517-560125 19               
    38758 12 048A   0433 F 20121002173316035 55 15 0349162-540555 19               
    38758 12 048A   0433 F 20121002173332189 55 15 0339193-523538 19               
    38758 12 048A   0433 F 20121002173345453 55 15 0331522-511909 19               
    38758 12 048A   0433 F 20121002211212464 55 15 1655306-362710 19               
    38758 12 048A   0433 F 20121002211232681 55 15 1706446-353418 19               
    38758 12 048A   0433 F 20121002211308200 55 15 1727241-333829 19  
    38773 12 048P   0433 F 20121002173245418 55 15 0355066-550428 19               
    38773 12 048P   0433 F 20121002173254500 55 15 0349521-542136 19               
    38773 12 048P   0433 F 20121002173316035 55 15 0336495-522010 19               
    38773 12 048P   0433 F 20121002173332189 55 15 0327488-504331 19               
    38773 12 048P   0433 F 20121002211131954 55 15 1643326-370524 19               
    38773 12 048P   0433 F 20121002211212464 55 15 1705477-352940 19               
    38773 12 048P   0433 F 20121002211232681 55 15 1717250-342650 19
    
    
    UNKNOWN ?
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    99999 99 999A   0433 F 20121002181400365 55 15 1331223-600057 19               
    99999 99 999A   0433 F 20121002181402365 55 15 1333403-591343 19               
    99999 99 999A   0433 F 20121002181405488 55 15 1344327-563734 19               
    99999 99 999A   0433 F 20121002181407488 55 15 1347149-554335 19               
    
    NOTES:
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    (1) Reasonably clear for a few hours before the clouds came back-
        still no real signs of summer here - been a wet winter.
    
    (2) Finally managed to observe the Noss 3-6 duo - always been 
        behind local buildings as I passed under the southern apex of 
        the orbit plane. First pass tonight was 10 degrees elevation, 
        second one somewhat better before going into shadow. However 
        matters will now improve, but of course subject to weather!
    
    (3) Still about eight satellites to process- all NOSS satellites.
        Tomorrow hopefully.
    
    (4) Unknown seen but may be a bird. Several drunk birds seen 
        flying in the field of view but this was was sober and 
        appeared to travel in a straight line so may be a satellite 
        - about mag +7 steady.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
    
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