Optical 29 Dec 2013

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Tue Dec 31 2013 - 11:34:13 UTC

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    Observations 29 Dec 2013
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    Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System).
    
    FLI ML8300M CCD camera with mechanical shutter + Trimble GPS
    
    Used with 87mm focal length f/2.8 NIKON lens.
    Field of view 12.0 x 9.0 degrees.
    Most images processed and measured manually whilst majority of
    high altitude satellites done automatically using APEX.
    
    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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    11389 79 050A   0433 P 20131229202814971 16 15 1506245-780536 28
    11389 79 050A   0433 P 20131229202944347 16 15 0221581-833116 28
    19460 88 078A   0433 P 20131229203648724 16 15 0150582+104922 28
    19460 88 078A   0433 P 20131229203717070 16 15 0143025+025344 28
    19460 88 078A   0433 P 20131229203829921 16 15 0112226-222512 28
    19460 88 078A   0433 P 20131229203938728 16 15 0019148-472247 28
    23908 96 029C   0433 P 20131229193547736 16 15 2149387-315847 28
    23908 96 029C   0433 P 20131229193627276 16 15 2219578-272345 28
    23908 96 029C   0433 P 20131229193703076 16 15 2248541-214900 28
    23908 96 029C   0433 P 20131229193738893 16 15 2318295-145417 28
    27937 03 041A   0433 P 20131229221905228 16 15 0944537+111150 28
    27937 03 041A   0433 P 20131229222131643 16 15 0947191+111511 28
    28888 05 042A   0433 P 20131229194328301 16 15 0842016-410450 28
    28888 05 042A   0433 P 20131229194414882 16 15 0803047-324634 28
    28888 05 042A   0433 P 20131229194503449 16 15 0727451-220022 28
    28888 05 042A   0433 P 20131229194550005 16 15 0659058-103749 28
    28888 05 042A   0433 P 20131229194646899 16 15 0630171+025954 28
    28888 05 042A   0433 P 20131229194726335 16 15 0613383+112931 28
    28888 05 042A   0433 P 20131229211903773 16 15 2224358-585521 28
    28888 05 042A   0433 P 20131229211952328 16 15 2318113-513615 28
    28888 05 042A   0433 P 20131229212036818 16 15 2355037-424555 28
    28888 05 042A   0433 P 20131229212125358 16 15 0024197-313732 28
    28888 05 042A   0433 P 20131229212209858 16 15 0043495-210100 28
    28888 05 042A   0433 P 20131229212258401 16 15 0059230-100027 28
    35815 09 047A   0433 P 20131229210429592 16 15 0704097+052946 38  +118 03
    35815 09 047A   0433 P 20131229210524377 16 15 0705046+052949 38  +116 00
    35815 09 047A   0433 P 20131229210623205 16 15 0706039+052937 28  +115 01
    35815 09 047A   0433 P 20131229210722469 16 15 0707030+052948 38  +114 02
    35951 09 057A   0433 P 20131229184921347 16 15 0739500-623241 28
    35951 09 057A   0433 P 20131229184924347 16 15 0734040-621312 28
    36104 09 066A   0433 P 20131229213716769 16 15 1513576-731636 28
    36104 09 066A   0433 P 20131229213741176 16 15 1445242-770152 28
    36104 09 066A   0433 P 20131229213813576 16 15 1256344-822219 28
    36105 09 066B   0433 P 20131229192352997 16 15 1023135-405645 28
    36105 09 066B   0433 P 20131229192440961 16 15 0943152-352851 28
    36105 09 066B   0433 P 20131229192546851 16 15 0847286-231840 28
    36105 09 066B   0433 P 20131229192633437 16 15 0810115-113210 28
    36105 09 066B   0433 P 20131229210021210 16 15 2218130-473532 28
    36105 09 066B   0433 P 20131229210054737 16 15 2256163-385011 28
    36105 09 066B   0433 P 20131229210131328 16 15 2329023-272835 28
    38528 12 034A   0433 P 20131229210429592 16 15 0726089+060713 38  +083 01
    38528 12 034A   0433 P 20131229210524377 16 15 0727028+060634 38  +082 01
    38528 12 034A   0433 P 20131229210623205 16 15 0728013+060554 28  +084 01
    38528 12 034A   0433 P 20131229210722469 16 15 0729000+060512 28  +083 01
    39232 13 043A   0433 P 20131229201730676 16 15 0855393-453232 28
    39232 13 043A   0433 P 20131229201819751 16 15 0810110-362302 28
    39232 13 043A   0433 P 20131229201908559 16 15 0731506-243851 28
    39232 13 043A   0433 P 20131229201957382 16 15 0700171-113318 28
    39232 13 043A   0433 P 20131229202021774 16 15 0646473-050008 28
    39232 13 043A   0433 P 20131229215322544 16 15 2319299-534740 28
    39232 13 043A   0433 P 20131229215415258 16 15 0003121-450007 28
    39232 13 043A   0433 P 20131229215435472 16 15 0016526-410842 28
    
    UNKNOWN GEOSTATIONARY NEAR YAMAL 202:
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    99999 99 999A   0433 P 20131229210429592 16 15 0710050+050957 38  +111 02
    99999 99 999A   0433 P 20131229210524377 16 15 0710548+050955 38  +110 02
    99999 99 999A   0433 P 20131229210623205 16 15 0711481+050954 38  +112 02
    99999 99 999A   0433 P 20131229210722469 16 15 0712418+050954 38  +109 02
    
    UNKNOWN MEO :  Variable mag +6 to invisible, mid 40's inclination ?
    ------------------------
    99998 99 998A   0433 P 20131229185037353 16 15 0727294-715731 28  +080 05
    99998 99 998A   0433 P 20131229185047490 16 15 0731353-713223 28  +065 05
    99998 99 998A   0433 P 20131229185057636 16 15 0735197-710620 28  +060 05
    99998 99 998A   0433 P 20131229185107712 16 15 0739007-704153 28  +065 05
    99998 99 998A   0433 P 20131229185117797 16 15 0742083-701751 28  +080 05
    
    STRAYS SEEN:
    ----------------------
    15388 84 114C   0433 P 20131229210429592 16 15 0717353+013518 58  +094 04
    15388 84 114C   0433 P 20131229210524377 16 15 0718492+013225 19  +115 06
    15388 84 114C   0433 P 20131229210623205 16 15 0720161+012826 29  +101 04
    15388 84 114C   0433 P 20131229210722469 16 15 0721302+012611 29  +105 03
    24665 96 067A   0433 P 20131229210429592 16 15 0706290+081114 38  +118 00
    24665 96 067A   0433 P 20131229210524377 16 15 0707240+081200 38  +116 00
    24665 96 067A   0433 P 20131229210623205 16 15 0708231+081259 48  +112 03
    24665 96 067A   0433 P 20131229210722469 16 15 0709220+081354 38  +114 02
    24916 97 046A   0433 P 20131229210429592 16 15 0715036+055452 48  +117 04
    24916 97 046A   0433 P 20131229210623205 16 15 0716578+055523 28  +123 01
    24916 97 046A   0433 P 20131229210722469 16 15 0717571+055537 38  +124 05
    24957 97 053A   0433 P 20131229210429592 16 15 0716321+060625 48  +120 03
    24957 97 053A   0433 P 20131229210524377 16 15 0717267+060645 38  +121 00
    24957 97 053A   0433 P 20131229210623205 16 15 0718258+060705 38  +115 02
    24957 97 053A   0433 P 20131229210722469 16 15 0719252+060729 38  +114 02
    25626 99 005A   0433 P 20131229210429592 16 15 0714265+052510 38  +122 04
    25626 99 005A   0433 P 20131229210524377 16 15 0715213+052516 38  +114 02
    25626 99 005A   0433 P 20131229210623205 16 15 0716203+052513 28  +115 01
    25626 99 005A   0433 P 20131229210722469 16 15 0717197+052513 38  +115 02
    25673 99 018A   0433 P 20131229210429592 16 15 0705282+054940 48  +114 03
    25673 99 018A   0433 P 20131229210524377 16 15 0706230+054955 38  +114 02
    25673 99 018A   0433 P 20131229210623205 16 15 0707221+055009 38  +116 02
    25673 99 018A   0433 P 20131229210722469 16 15 0708214+055024 28  +117 01
    26590 00 068A   0433 P 20131229210429592 16 15 0652073+052733 58  +116 04
    26590 00 068A   0433 P 20131229210524377 16 15 0653013+052742 48  +123 04
    26590 00 068A   0433 P 20131229210623205 16 15 0654007+052736 48  +116 03
    26590 00 068A   0433 P 20131229210722469 16 15 0654577+052558 28  +104 01
    28089 03 053A   0433 P 20131229210429592 16 15 0709403+052603 38  +104 00
    28089 03 053A   0433 P 20131229210524377 16 15 0710355+052608 38  +117 02
    28089 03 053A   0433 P 20131229210623205 16 15 0711345+052609 38  +118 02
    28089 03 053A   0433 P 20131229210722469 16 15 0712340+052609 28  +117 01
    28134 03 060A   0433 P 20131229210429592 16 15 0727527+052159 48  +116 03
    28134 03 060A   0433 P 20131229210524377 16 15 0728469+052157 38  +112 03
    28134 03 060A   0433 P 20131229210623205 16 15 0729461+052158 28  +118 01
    28134 03 060A   0433 P 20131229210722469 16 15 0730454+052159 38  +115 02
    28885 05 041B   0433 P 20131229210429592 16 15 0700597+052611 68  +108 04
    28885 05 041B   0433 P 20131229210524377 16 15 0701543+052619 38  +116 02
    28885 05 041B   0433 P 20131229210623205 16 15 0702533+052623 28  +116 02
    28885 05 041B   0433 P 20131229210722469 16 15 0703527+052622 38  +119 02
    33320 08 041A   0433 P 20131229211313981 16 15 2213513-585312 28
    35757 09 044C   0433 P 20131229210429592 16 15 0651293+050712 68  +083 06
    35757 09 044C   0433 P 20131229210524377 16 15 0652122+050835 38  +104 00
    35757 09 044C   0433 P 20131229210623205 16 15 0653003+050934 68  +097 02
    35757 09 044C   0433 P 20131229210722469 16 15 0653473+051058 58  +101 02
    37393 11 016B   0433 P 20131229210429592 16 15 0725304+052337 48  +119 04
    37393 11 016B   0433 P 20131229210524377 16 15 0726252+052337 38  +116 02
    37393 11 016B   0433 P 20131229210623205 16 15 0727238+052341 38  +123 04
    37393 11 016B   0433 P 20131229210722469 16 15 0728234+052340 38  +120 02
    38245 12 016A   0433 P 20131229210429592 16 15 0703395+052549 38  +107 04
    38245 12 016A   0433 P 20131229210524377 16 15 0704344+052550 38  +106 00
    38245 12 016A   0433 P 20131229210623205 16 15 0705333+052549 28  +103 01
    38245 12 016A   0433 P 20131229210722469 16 15 0706326+052555 19  +111 13
    38245 12 016A   0433 P 20131229210429592 16 15 0703146+052510 38  +110 00
    38245 12 016A   0433 P 20131229210524377 16 15 0704095+052515 38  +106 02
    38245 12 016A   0433 P 20131229210623205 16 15 0705086+052511 28  +112 01
    38245 12 016A   0433 P 20131229210722469 16 15 0706079+052513 38  +113 02
    39034 12 075A   0433 P 20131229210429592 16 15 0726369+052725 48  +116 03
    39034 12 075A   0433 P 20131229210524377 16 15 0727320+052727 38  +115 02
    39034 12 075A   0433 P 20131229210623205 16 15 0728306+052727 38  +113 02
    39034 12 075A   0433 P 20131229210722469 16 15 0729305+052727 38  +121 03
    39079 13 006B   0433 P 20131229210429592 16 15 0656367+052601 38  +107 02
    39079 13 006B   0433 P 20131229210524377 16 15 0657317+052603 38  +106 01
    39079 13 006B   0433 P 20131229210623205 16 15 0658306+052602 28  +107 01
    39079 13 006B   0433 P 20131229210722469 16 15 0659300+052605 28  +110 01
    
    NOTES:
    ----------
    (1) After a spell of clouds every evening sort of cleared but cloud
        drifting over and transparency very poor, especially towards the
        south where I did most of my leo sats. Sky bright orange from the
        nearby freeway lights reflected from the "gunk" sitting above my
        location.
    
    (2) Main purpose was to observe the two KH satellites - achieved okay.
        USA 29 should start visible passes soon - at the moment still going
        into shadow before it clears local buildings.
    
    (3) Also to check on PAN - still there. An unknown geo seen nearby -
        probably the same one seen by Marco and Cees.
    
    (4) MEO unknown seen - no obvious match.
    
    (5) Ordered a new telescope - should receive it within the next ten days
        - more details later. The 8-inch f/4 telescope I purchased earlier
        this year at a bargain price - stock clearance sale - had a spherical
        mirror so image quality very poor. As I type this it is being
        parabolized by a friend so I should have that ready to use shortly.
        I have so many telescopes lying around now I should open a Telescope
        Shop!! The 10-inch Zhumel telescope I got as a "swop" earlier this
        year uses a Bird-Jones corrector optical system and has so far defied
        efforts to get decent images - I am at least the third unhappy owner.
        I have not yet decided whether to get this mirror parabolized ( it is
        also speherical - all the optics in a Bird-Jones system are spherical)
        and used as a 10-inch f/4.7. One good thing about it is that it came
        on a nice equatorial mount but I hate equatorial mounts as it requires
        me to twist myself into all sort of configurations and at my age this
        is sheer torture - hence the new purchase :-))
    
    (6) Vortex 6 predicted to start creeping above my eastern horizon as it
         drifts westward but for the moment lost as I have no idea what its
         doing or did whilst not observable.
    
    (7) Happy New Year to all!
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
    
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