Priority list of the BWGS

Bart De Pontieu (BDP@MPEPL)
Tue, 09 Apr 1996 22:45:57 +0100 (CET)

Observing Program of the BWGS

The Belgian Working Group Satellites has been active in collecting flash
period measurements since 1987. Our priority list contains over 200

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Priority codes :

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
	regular object
x       additional code for DRA project 

Changes in this month's program :

65- 98 C/01807: some very strange observations    
78- 89 A/06275: scatter in observations           
79- 30 B/11327: beginners object again            
83-  4 A/13777: IRAS, short period acc to LB      
87-  3 B/17296: deleted, steady                   
87- 88 A/18421: short period now ?                        
89- 28 B/19922: MM jump, to be checked            
90- 23 B/20528: some obs hp ?                     
92- 30 J/21984: nicely going up                   
93- 63 A/22859: (-H), deleted, because reentered  
94- 28 A/23101: long period ?                             
95- 39 B/23633: new, will reenter soon            
96- 14 B      : new, Pegasus XL, nothing known       
96- 17 B      : new, PSLV, probably flashing irr.    
Observers of March 1996

BJG:    Bjorn Gimle, Stockholm, Sweden          
DMB:    David M. Brierley, Colorado Springs, USA        
JEV:    Jim Varney, Sacramento, California, USA 
JVS:    Jan Vansteelandt, Gistel, Belgium               
KJ:     Kurt Jonckheere, Oostende, Belgium      
LB:     Leo Barhorst, Alkmaar, The Netherlands
RE:     Russell Eberst, Edinburgh, Scotland
RK:     Rainer Kracht, Elmshorn, Germany 
TC:     Tristan Cools, Brugge, Belgium
WPK:    Willie Koorts, Wellington, South Africa 
WV:     Willy Verhaeghen, Wetteren, Belgium

Total number of observations: 425

Next deadline for sending in observations: May 10, 1996

TC: Well, this was my last Satorama.  After almost 3 years of compiling 
'Satorama' and analyzing new observations, I think the job should be left over 
to someone new.  And we found two very experienced observers who will do so.  
Kurt Jonckheere and Leo Barhorst.  I wish them much strength en courage in 
doing this job.                                               

BDP: More details of who will take over what, and more importantly what address
you should your observations to will be forthcoming in the next week. I'd like 
to take this opportunity to thank Tristan for the great job he's been doing 
every month of the last 3 years ! The sixth yearly update of our PPAS-archive is
also forthcoming.
    Tristan Cools (
  & Bart De Pontieu (