Optical 22 Oct 2015

From: Greg Roberts via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2015 17:23:13 +0200
Observations Oct 22, 2015
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Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System).

FLI ML8300M CCD camera with mechanical shutter + Trimble GPS

Used with 135mm focal length lens.
Field of view 7.63 x 5.74 degrees.
Image scale 33.0 arc sec/pixel.
Images processed and measured APEX.

Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude -33.94058 deg,
Elevation 10 metre  -situated in Pinelands (Cape Town),South Africa


FOR CLASSFD.TLE
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35951 09 057A   0433 F 20151022174232199 16 15 0234393-400138 48
35951 09 057A   0433 F 20151022174234768 16 15 0232286-394004 98
35951 09 057A   0433 F 20151022174237324 16 15 0230098-391656 58
35951 09 057A   0433 F 20151022174239897 16 15 0228001-385450 68
35951 09 057A   0433 F 20151022174242459 16 15 0225405-383006 19
35951 09 057A   0433 F 20151022174245015 16 15 0223348-380745 19
35951 09 057A   0433 F 20151022174247584 16 15 0221296-374501 98
35951 09 057A   0433 F 20151022174250144 16 15 0219148-371957 39
35951 09 057A   0433 F 20151022174252697 16 15 0217037-365501 38
35951 09 057A   0433 F 20151022174255254 16 15 0214432-362721 48
35951 09 057A   0433 F 20151022174257805 16 15 0212414-360315 38

UNKNOWN: (Anna 1 B?)
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00005           0433 F 20151022174741143 16 15 0224157-472811 58
00005           0433 F 20151022174745249 16 15 0225451-465044 78
00005           0433 F 20151022174747300 16 15 0226298-463140 48
00005           0433 F 20151022174751407 16 15 0227568-455401 38
00005           0433 F 20151022174755509 16 15 0229220-451619 38

Std magnitude +04.2,    inclination  ~ 42  degrees.
About mag 4  steady
revs/day 13.176 or  ~ 109.3 minutes.    RA Node ~ 46 deg,
altitude  ~ 1196 km.    ANNA 1B was predicted to be near by ( elements 2
days old) but difference a bit much(?)  and this object quite bright
and inclination several degrees less.   ANNA 1B NOT seen.

STRAYS SEEN:
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06276 72 089B   0433 F 20151022180301522 16 15 2310091-740459 58
15822 85 047B   0433 F 20151022180542617 16 15 2130521-770224 68
16263 85 108B   0433 F 20151022185139165 16 15 1608510-231347 38
18214 87 062A   0433 F 20151022183304692 16 15 1606312-310955 88
18215 87 062B   0433 F 20151022184547240 16 15 1613180-235344 48
23412 94 078B   0433 F 20151022181327616 16 15 1715162-652916 78
23342 99 074A   0433 F 20151022174504012 16 15 0219221-441047 48
23342 99 074A   0433 F 20151022174506218 16 15 0216229-434328 48
23342 99 074A   0433 F 20151022174508425 16 15 0213271-431556 48
23342 99 074A   0433 F 20151022174510656 16 15 0210301-424722 58
33411 08 033D   0433 F 20151022174559102 16 15 0226141-401828 49
38040 11 080A   0433 F 20151022184309101 16 15 1600394-253552 48
39209 13 037B   0433 F 20151022185114512 16 15 1612379-230220 28
40358 14 086A   0433 F 20151022185301348 16 15 1613269-230307 28
40921 15 050B   0433 F 20151022174541475 16 15 0230227-410434 48
40921 15 050B   0433 F 20151022174559102 16 15 0223017-384410 48

NOTES:
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(1) Carried out a plane scan for OTV4 - about 70 minutes duration-
     NOT seen so maybe OTV has moved.  Last observed Aug 12,2015.

(2) Weather at the moment is pathetic - clear nights far and few between.

Cheers
Greg
                                           

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