Our observing programme can be found in the 'Recent Observations' section. It is subdivided in categories, the codes of which can be found below. By general demand I will include the USSPACECOM number from this month on in the observational section.
From this month on a new code will be added for the Determination of Rotation Axis Project (DRA). It is not a single code but a code which will be added to an existing code. For example: bx, dx, !x. I don't know if Satflash can handle this completely but I'm sure that Jean De Weerdt will solve eventual problems in no time!
b flashing object for beginners d difficult to measure S steady object, potentially flashing in the future ? flash period is unknown or uncertain - long flash period (>40 s) ! top-priority object x object studied in DRA (Determination of Rotation Axis) project regular object
Special Remarks Top Priority Objects
63- 47D: new, 0.9s acc to MM 65- 08A: accelerating, triple max 63- 47F: new, variations seen by MM 79- 30B: to be followed closely 76- 22A: deleted, S 83- 01B: going down or HP ? 79- 21B: deleted, S 84-109B: global decrease 81- 53B: =HE Deleted because S 85- 11B: going down ? 81- 94A: deleted, flashes not conf 85- 41B: ssm 82- 55B: new, variations seen by RO 85- 94G: last observation dp ? 83- 03B: new, same as 82-55B 85-116B: sudden acc.! confirmed by LB 85- 41B: some sec max 86- 02J: last obs S 85- 94G: last observation double per? 86- 37B: complex acceleration curve 86- 08B: deleted because steady 87- 49B: accelerated (BD, MM and RO) 86- 93B: deleted, S 90- 04B: accelerated again, seen by BD 87- 03A: also deleted 90- 36B: some secundary maxima 87- 06B: long period now 90-111B: still accelerating 87- 17B: also deleted 91- 19B: short period (BD, DC and TC) 87- 51J: has become normal obj, no acc 91- 59B: many sm->hp 87- 57B: new flasher seen by RO 92- 08B: going down 88- 23B: same as above 92- 12B: short period 88- 64A: administratively deleted 92- 20B: probably going down 89- 80C: new, flashes seen by RO 92- 38A: was 38B,report it as A! 90- 78A: to be looked at again 93- 01B: new acceleration 90- 81D: deleted, S 93- 36B: 5 seconds again ? 90- 83B: deleted, S 94- 24B: accelerated 91- 07B: new, to be checked again 91- 09J: last observations - scatter 91- 81B: deleted, S 93- 08B: long period, almost S 93- 09A: could be Pegasus rkt acc to MM 93- 17C: deleted, S 93- 30G: now 93- 30F, report it as G 93- 41B: deleted, S 93- 55C: new, to be checked 94- 46A: deleted 94- 46B: no observations yet ! 94- 68A: just steady, deleted 94- 85B: short period or S ? 95- 08B: flashing according to RE 95- 17A: new, flashing according to RE 95- 17D: new 95- 18B: 3 fl on top of 1 max acc to MM 95- 21B: new, long period acc to TC
Observers of March 95
BDP: Bart De Pontieu, Garching, Germany BJG: Bjoern Gimle, Stockholm, Sweden JHR: Jay Respler, New Jersey, USA JEV: Jim Varney, Sacramento, California, USA LB: Leo Barhorst, Alkmaar, The Netherlands MM: Mike McCants, Austin, Texas, USA RE: Russell Eberst, Edinburgh, Scotland RO: JP Rohart, Wormhout, France TC: Tristan Cools, Brugge, Belgium WN: Walter Nissen, Ohio, USA
New observer : Jim Varney, initials will be JEV
Total number of observations: 299
Next deadline for sending in observations: June 9, 1995
The initials from Jay Respler have been changed from JAR into JHR on his demand. New observers who want to send in their observations are asked to propose their initials. They will be adopted if someone else doesn't already has those initials.