SATOBS 960427

Rainer Kracht (R.Kracht@t-online.de)
Sun, 28 Apr 96 00:28 +0100

SATOBS 960427

96-13B (Polar R/#23803) with naked eye mag 1 steady
19:54:53.39 UTC  RA 10:16  D +61.5  2000.0
19:54:56.44         10:22    +56.2  2000.0
both +/- 1 deg (due to lack of stars, sun only 9 deg below my horizon)

It was 21 seconds early with latest elset from NASA OIG:

    1
   53.7695   -9.6626       30.    Rainer Kracht    5005
Polar R
1 23803U 96013B   96117.43663681  .02096055 -13623-5  67466-3 0  1370
2 23803  85.9004 350.5820 0163693  43.9946 317.4302 16.01599245  9528
  1 96  4 27 19 54 53.4  10 16.00  61.500 2000
  1 96  4 27 19 54 56.4  10 22.00  56.200 2000
  00

 1118 1954 53.4 -21.0 10 10.70 61.100 10 16.00 61.500  .695  .400  .802
 1118 1954 56.4 -21.1 10 19.85 56.094 10 22.00 56.200  .320  .106  .338

With ELCOR I got a better ndot/2 for this observations:

    1
   53.7695   -9.6626       30.    Rainer Kracht    5005
Polar R       
1 23803U 96013B   96117.43663681  .02300240  00000-0  74090-3 0    03
2 23803  85.9004 350.5820 0163693  43.9946 317.4302 16.01599245    02
  1 96  4 27 19 54 53.4  10 16.00  61.500 2000
  1 96  4 27 19 54 56.4  10 22.00  56.200 2000
  00

 1118 1954 53.4   -.1 10 10.54 61.084 10 16.00 61.500  .716  .416  .828
 1118 1954 56.4   -.1 10 19.75 56.050 10 22.00 56.200  .336  .150  .368


Observations with 10x50:

88-99A (KH 11-8, #19625) was on time with latest elset:
20:05:24.42 UTC  RA 13:03.1  D +53d30' 2000.0  +/- 0.1 deg  mag 3.5S

87-18A (MOS 1, #17527) near alpha Leo
20:46:56.94 UTC  sharp flash (<1s) to mag 1 or 2, then invisible
five seconds later visible again with mag about 3, steady for several seconds
20:47:14.99 UTC  second flash to mag 2

Time between flashes: 18.05 seconds

On April 25 first flash was at 20:46:05.10 UTC
it was visible again five seconds later
second flash at 20:46:22.85 UTC.

Time between flashes was: 17.75 seconds.

FP is approx. 17.9 seconds (not 5.9 seconds).


 Rainer Kracht  1996 Apr 27
 R.Kracht@t-online.de
 +9.6626E, +53.7695N, 9m