Fw: Obs 08 May 2006-all

From: Greg Roberts (grr@iafrica.com)
Date: Wed May 10 2006 - 16:54:56 EDT

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    I dont see this in the latest digest nor does it appear on the SeeSat
    webpage - something funny going on...
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 3:43 PM
    Subject: Obs 08 May 2006-all
    
    
    > Observations 08 May 2006:(all)
    > --------------------------------
    >
    > Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System).
    > MINTRON low light level CCD surveillance camera (0.005 lux typical
    > in non integration mode) and 0.00005 lux in STARLIGHT mode with 128
    > frame integration.
    >
    > Used with 145mm focal length f/2.5 lens,integrating for 64 frames
    > which is equivalent to an exposure of 1.28 seconds per image.
    >
    > Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude  33.94058 deg S,
    > Elevation 10 metres - situated in Pinelands (Cape Town), South Africa
    >
    >
    > FOR CLASSFD.TLE:
    > ===================
    >
    > 28646 05 016A   0433 F 20060508163723200 56 15 2217594-762318 39  +020
    05
    > 28646 05 016A   0433 F 20060508163854700 56 15 1533191-733712 39  +015
    05
    > 28646 05 016A   0433 F 20060508163953900 56 15 1423224-561722 39  +015
    05
    > 14729 84 012D   0433 F 20060508164703900 56 15 0545204-095025 39  +075
    05
    > 14729 84 012D   0433 F 20060508164941700 56 15 0559194-372558 39  +065
    05
    > 14729 84 012D   0433 F 20060508165106600 56 15 0608068-545234 39  +070
    05
    > 25724 99 023A   0433 F 20060508165911100 56 15 0602451+191942 39  +070
    05
    > 25724 99 023A   0433 F 20060508165957400 56 15 0613321+184719 39  +065
    05
    > 25724 99 023A   0433 F 20060508170103100 56 15 0630191+175824 39  +065
    05
    > 25724 99 023A   0433 F 20060508170308400 56 15 0708252+161239 39  +060
    05
    > 90020 04 539A   0433 F 20060508171244400 56 15 0406469-201554 39  +065
    05
    > 90020 04 539A   0433 F 20060508171638000 56 15 0355565-360102 39  +060
    05
    > 90020 04 539A   0433 F 20060508171907800 56 15 0337276-484850 39  +065
    05
    > 14795 84 012F   0433 F 20060508172526700 56 15 0530284-094721 39  +085
    05
    > 14795 84 012F   0433 F 20060508172625500 56 15 0531095-173545 39  +080
    05
    > 14795 84 012F   0433 F 20060508172738500 56 15 0530103-284130 39  +078
    05
    > 24753 97 012A   0433 F 20060508171946200 56 15 1636003-785322 39  +050
    05
    > 24753 97 012A   0433 F 20060508172031000 56 15 1311394-781153 39  +046
    05
    > 24753 97 012A   0433 F 20060508172135000 56 15 1027305-613828 39  +040
    05
    > 28637 05 011B   0433 F 20060508173043600 56 15 0329197-375616 39  +075
    05
    > 28637 05 011B   0433 F 20060508173220900 56 15 0416158-203357 39  +075
    05
    > 28637 05 011B   0433 F 20060508173340400 56 15 0440289-063525 39  +085
    05
    > 28636 05 011A   0433 F 20060508175516800 56 15 0411545-371135 39  +090
    05
    > 28636 05 011A   0433 F 20060508175551400 56 15 0433075-295729 39  +095
    05
    > 28636 05 011A   0433 F 20060508175701800 56 15 0504403-144356 39  +095
    05
    > 90047 06 521A   0433 F 20060508210826900 56 15 1027112-202608 39  +105
    05
    > 90047 06 521A   0433 F 20060508211136300 56 15 1030492-202956 39  +105
    05
    > 90040 05 683A   0433 F 20060508211836800 56 15 1811048-024654 39  +110
    05
    > 90040 05 683A   0433 F 20060508212300700 56 15 1816408-031358 39  +108
    05
    >
    >
    > OLD UNKNOWN
    > ==============
    >
    > 91060 06 082GEO 0433 F 20060508185848000 56 15 0830418+103650 39  +095
    05
    >
    >
    > Strays seen:
    > ================
    >
    > Dart
    > 28642 05 014A   0433 F 20060508163718300 56 15 2222394-764704 39  +065
    05
    > Cosmos 2190
    > 21979 92 030D   0433 F 20060508164003500 56 15 1413523-514151 39  +070
    05
    > Cosmos 1862 rkt
    > 18153 87 055B   0433 F 20060508164943700 56 15 0601240-385443 39  +050
    05
    > Koronas F Rkt
    > 26874 01 032B   0433 F 20060508171237700 56 15 0408347-193822 39  +080
    05
    > Timation 2 RkCF
    > 04216 69 082CF  0433 F 20060508171748400 56 15 0349178-425230 39  +085
    05
    > Globalstar 30
    > 25854 99 037D   0433 F 20060508172339100 56 15 0526316+015655 39  +080
    05
    > Prospero
    > 05580 71 093A   0433 F 20060508175013500 56 15 1517242-584004 39  +080
    05
    > Noaa 3 Del DbBk
    > 07079 73 086BX  0433 F 20060508182057800 56 15 1007436+302509 39  +085
    05
    > Cosmos 890
    > 09737 77 004A   0433 F 20060508182124700 56 15 1007500+291939 39  +080
    05
    > Cosmos 1320 Rkt
    > 12983 81 116J   0433 F 20060508182638300 56 15 1013049+291925 39  +075
    05
    > Cosmos 1589 Rkt
    > 15172 84 084B   0433 F 20060508190037400 56 15 0830344+104122 39  +075
    05
    > Prospero
    > 05880 71 093A   0433 F 20060508193446300 56 15 0647416-432656 39  +090
    05
    > IMAGE range 12700 kms
    > 26113 00 017A   0433 F 20060508204158900 56 15 1352181-584505 39  +114
    05
    > IMAGE range 10825 kms
    > 26113 00 017A   0433 F 20060508204914500 56 15 1345520-510731 39  +110
    05
    > IMAGE range 9450 kms
    > 26113 00 017A   0433 F 20060508205433600 56 15 1341238-433919 39  +107
    05
    > IMAGE range 8360 kms
    > 26113 00 017A   0433 F 20060508205854700 56 15 1338044-354829 39  +104
    05
    > IMAGE range 8240 kms
    > 26113 00 017A   0433 F 20060508205924100 56 15 1337395-344718 39  +104
    05
    >
    > Notes:
    > ======
    >
    > (1) Main purpose was to get video footage of PROSPERO and track IMAGE.
    >
    > (2) IMAGE - this satellite appears to be variable but very difficult to
    >     determine its variability period but it seems to be of the order of
    >     not less than about 5 seconds (but I could be totally wrong!). It
    gave
    >     two relatively bright flashes at 20h43m47s and at 20h51m39sec where
    >     the magnitude increased by about a magnitude at least. The
    variability
    >     appears to be quite smooth but at this magnitude level, and the fact
    >     that I was using 1.28 sec integrations complicates the issue.
    > Hopefully
    >     Ill be able to observe this satellite at ranges less than 8000 kms
    >     shortly. The nearby bright moon did not assist matters too much...
    >     (fine for romantic lovers but no good for visual satellite
    tracking!)
    >
    > (3) #90027 again not seen.
    >
    > (4) Still have tracking session done 09 May to report-
    >
    >     KH9-17 #13172, Noss 6 (c) #14728, USA 160 rkt #26906,
    >     DMSP B5D2-6 #21798 , #90020, XSS-11 #28636, XSS-11 rkt #28637
    >     Noss 0 r #05679, Lacrosse 5 , and a few strays.
    >
    > Cheers
    > Greg
    >
    >
    >
    
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