Obs 4-10, 4-12

James Nix (nixj@bellsouth.net)
Mon, 12 Apr 1999 17:13:40 +0000

Observations  4/11/99 L, 4/12 UTC

IOD:
05679 71 110B   8935 G 19990412024714000 87 25 0457775+331821 48 R+070 10       
22251 92 083A   8935 G 19990412025500000 57 25 1334622+243211 38 S+020 10       
10033 77 044A   8935 G 19990412024200340 37 25 0709700+155830 48 R+040 10 004110
        note: previous reports of flash period were probably half cycles
        see BWGS 10033 note below.

Iridiums: None

BWGS priority object:
87- 18 A 99-04-12 03:08:06.78 JN 48.28 .2 3 16.09 3.0>inv   m M m inv  
        note: m M m lasted 3.5 secs.

10033 in BWGS format:
77- 44 A 99-04-12 02:39:44.31 JN 16.44 .2 4 4.11 4.0-> inv  M inv m inv
                note: min at 2.19 (avg) secs after Max, 
                M & m's look like flashes.
                Mag 1.0 flash at 02:41:42.37
                After several observations of this object I believe 
                it has a 4.??, sec period instead of 2.?? sec, with
		the second m or f at near midperiod.


General:
Resurs 01-3    mag 2.0
Resurs 01-3 rk mag 1.5  7 degrees below Spot 3 rk during transit
Spot 3 rk      mag 4.5
Rosat unobserved??? mag 4.0 predicted.  Was observed between 
        4.0 to 5.0 prev night. Tonight  nada, zip, nechevo, gomi.


UnIds:

        I've identified three UnId's I had 4/10 GMT and have a question on one.
I've tentatively ID'd one, a Flasher, as Skynet 4d rk, the PPAS form is: 
      98- 02 B 99-04-10 03:22:51.81 JN 14.13 .2 9 1.57 4.0->inv  f or M
Has anyone else observed this rk as a flashing or rotating object with a 1.57
sec period?

Another was Timation 1 rk, predicted at mag 7.0, observed at mag 2.0.  02:52:00
at 105347.13+721741.8

The third was Cosmos 1048 rk, nothing remarkable noted.



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