Optical 24 Oct 2015

From: Greg Roberts via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2015 22:16:51 +0200
Observations Oct 24, 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  28.0 arc sec/pixel.
Images processed and measured manually as too much cloud for APEX.

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


UNKNOWN?
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00001 99 999A   0433 P 20151024175214190 55 15 0020306+003345 39
00001 99 999A   0433 P 20151024175220244 55 15 0027565-013803 39
00001 99 999A   0433 P 20151024175224299 55 15 0033104-030714 39
00001 99 999A   0433 P 20151024175227599 55 15 0037038-041737 39

NOTES:
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Attempted plane scan for OTV4 but conditions impossible - thick
cloud/mist so seldom saw any stars.   However managed to get a
few gaps as a satellite passed through the field of view.   I had
hopes that it was OTV4 but the orbit from the observations indicate
it cannot be unless I made a mistake as I get an inclination of
around 64.5 degrees, so cannot be OTV4.    Will try again tomorrow
night but weather here is a total disaster for any observing.

I do not find a match for this object, about magnitude +4 steady

Cheers
Greg

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