Optical 17th Oct 2017

From: Greg Roberts via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:32:28 +0200
Observations 17 Oct 2017
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Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System).

Canon 650D DSLR camera.

Used with 4 inch f/2.9 refractor.
Field of view 4.31 x 2.87 degrees.
Images scaled down by factor of 4 so resolution of
original image is about 3 arc sec/pixel

Image scale 11.93 arc sec/pixel.
Images processed and automatically reduced using APEX.

Site 0435 : Longitude 18.5101 deg East, Latitude -33.9369 deg,
Elevation 25 metres - situated in Pinelands  (Cape Town), South Africa


FOR CLASSIFIED.TLE:
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27168 02 001A   0435 F 20171017195834000 16 15 2301180-012824 38 +100 01
27168 02 001A   0435 F 20171017200008000 16 15 2302531-012608 58 +104 01
27168 02 001A   0435 F 20171017200100000 16 15 2303456-012448 48 +103 01
27169 02 001B   0435 F 20171017192326000 16 15 0135029+025501 48 +105 02
27169 02 001B   0435 F 20171017192529000 16 15 0137060+025824 38 +103 17
27169 02 001B   0435 F 20171017192731000 16 15 0139082+030144 58
27169 02 001B   0435 F 20171017192931000 16 15 0141080+030442 27 +088 07
27169 02 001B   0435 F 20171017193141000 16 15 0143172+030839 38 +103 02
27937 03 041A   0435 F 20171017190847000 16 15 0152415-015220 48 +079 00
27937 03 041A   0435 F 20171017191224000 16 15 0156172-014505 38 +081 00
27937 03 041A   0435 F 20171017191456000 16 15 0158478-013958 48 +082 00
27937 03 041A   0435 F 20171017191853000 16 15 0202449-013145 18 +078 02
27937 03 041A   0435 F 20171017192102000 16 15 0204527-012717 18 +081 10
27938 03 041B   0435 F 20171017195026000 16 15 0229194-014728 38 +100 01
27938 03 041B   0435 F 20171017195233000 16 15 0231277-014306 38 +101 01
27938 03 041B   0435 F 20171017195510000 16 15 0234044-013746 38 +104 01
35815 09 047A   0435 F 20171017193432000 16 15 0045478+051748 48 +104 02
35815 09 047A   0435 F 20171017193723000 16 15 0048389+051744 18 +102 16
35815 09 047A   0435 F 20171017193952000 16 15 0051076+051749 18 +098 00
40614 15 022B   0435 F 20171017200316000 16 15 0026439+052115 68
40614 15 022B   0435 F 20171017200619000 16 15 0029455+052119 38

NOT 100% SURE OF PAN IDENTIFICATION AS ELEMENTS MORE THAN 6 MONTHS OLD SO
THIS MAY BE THE OBJECT IF MY IDENT OF 35815 IS INCORRECT:

00003           0435 F 20171017193432000 16 15 0041587+050437 48 +118 00
00003           0435 F 20171017193723000 16 15 0044481+050812 97 +079 16

STRAYS:
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28622 05 006A   0435 F 20171017192326000 16 15 0135053+030757 38 +105 02
28622 05 006A   0435 F 20171017192529000 16 15 0137072+030832 28 +098 17
33460 08 065B   0435 F 20171017193432000 16 15 0047560+051519 58 +107 03
33460 08 065B   0435 F 20171017193723000 16 15 0050477+051514 28 +105 16
36101 09 065A   0435 F 20171017200619000 16 15 0025055+052231 48
38245 12 016A   0435 F 20171017193952000 16 15 0051325+052039 28 +111 02
38245 12 016A   0435 F 20171017193432000 16 15 0046131+052037 48 +107 02
38245 12 016A   0435 F 20171017193723000 16 15 0049040+052036 28 +099 16
38245 12 016A   0435 F 20171017193952000 16 15 0051325+052039 28 +111 02
41191 15 082A   0435 F 20171017200619000 16 15 0025516+052238 48
41588 16 038A   0435 F 20171017200835000 16 15 0318061+050302 38 +102 01
41588 16 038A   0435 F 20171017200958000 16 15 0319285+050311 18 +099 03


NOTES:
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(1) First geosats done from my bedroom tracking station with limited view
     and through glass of glass windows and very bright sky - not a perfect
     situation but I think can be used.

(2) Still developing technique and what software to use for handling
     images so a lot more to do .

(3) Time only recorded to nearest second - this will be improved when I
     determine the latency of the camera. Time is GPS derived.

(4) After such a long absence from tracking I find I am a little rusty
     so hope no errors!

Cheers
Greg

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