Optical 22 Oct 22,2012 Part 1

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Tue Oct 23 2012 - 14:19:41 UTC

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    Observations 22 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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    05679 71 110B   0433 F 20121022202345343 55 15 0741389-630941 19
    05679 71 110B   0433 F 20121022202405438 55 15 0716234-610825 19
    05679 71 110B   0433 F 20121022202420502 55 15 0659192-591908 19
    09415 76 091A   0433 F 20121022201058988 55 15 0736183-610647 19
    09415 76 091A   0433 F 20121022201119058 55 15 0804006-621131 19
    09415 76 091A   0433 F 20121022201139157 55 15 0830582-624738 19
    11745 80 019G   0433 F 20121022182239899 55 15 2211231+330845 19
    11745 80 019G   0433 F 20121022182416501 55 15 2236349+250422 19
    11745 80 019G   0433 F 20121022182547816 55 15 2304025+154446 19
    13845 83 008F   0433 F 20121022181357948 55 15 0625252-660655 19
    13845 83 008F   0433 F 20121022181554278 55 15 0452400-541039 19
    13845 83 008F   0433 F 20121022181634820 55 15 0433494-485318 19
    13874 83 008H   0433 F 20121022194420933 55 15 1529365-812013 19
    13874 83 008H   0433 F 20121022194632446 55 15 0140431-721537 19
    13874 83 008H   0433 F 20121022194727733 55 15 0204290-564104 19
    19976 89 035A   0433 F 20121022213101611 55 15 0328514+091340 19
    19976 89 035A   0433 F 20121022213151912 55 15 0329329+091432 19
    20641 90 050A   0433 F 20121022190814923 55 15 0225317-101334 19
    20641 90 050A   0433 F 20121022190844353 55 15 0225382-074508 19
    20641 90 050A   0433 F 20121022190904705 55 15 0225447-061431 19
    21775 91 076A   0433 F 20121022205616688 55 15 1127043-735715 19
    21775 91 076A   0433 F 20121022205624227 55 15 1118265-734120 19
    38528 12 034A   0433 F 20121022213101611 55 15 0324366+084630 19
    38528 12 034A   0433 F 20121022213151912 55 15 0325224+084636 19
    
    
    STRAYS SEEN:
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    06080 72 049B   0433 F 20121022202356393 55 15 0736120-642017 19
    01575 65 070F   0433 F 20121022181634820 55 15 0440450-474226 19
    22981 94 008A   0433 F 20121022213101611 55 15 0324333+080816 19
    25530 98 066D   0433 F 20121022181554278 55 15 0456190-541027 19
    25621 99 004A   0433 F 20121022181528937 55 15 0517570-594449 19
    29499 06 044A   0433 F 20121022205533852 55 15 1205070-724920 19
    
    NOTES:
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    (1) Only had a few hours spare today so quite a bit more to be
        done - Noss 2-2 D and E,Alexis, Milstar 3, Noss 3-1r,
        XSS 11r, Lacrosse 5, Noss 3-4r, FIA radar 1, SBSS 1,
        Noss 3-5 A and B - two passes. Hopefully tomorrow but again
        only a few hours available to measure.
    
    (2) I was incorrect last posting - USA 237 has NOT moved. Dont
        know how I missed it last time -- it was actually slightly
        more east than predicted which was close to earths shadow
        so it may be that it was in eclipse when I looked for it.
    
    (3) Solved problem of pc not communicating with mount - simply
        a case of CMOS battery failing and going to default PC
        value LPT1 when in fact Cosatrak was set up for LPT3. Now
        set Cosatrak to LPT1 so CMOS battery can do what it likes.
        Did replace old battery ( +1.2v) with a newer one (+3.1v).
        Wish I could get rejuvenated so easily!!!
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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