Spot 3 and USA 129

Björn Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Sat, 17 Apr 1999 00:31:44 +0200

On tonight's second SPOT pass, I timed 26 flashes.
With an assumed 3.80 sec flash period, only six points
fall more than 0.3 seconds from integer multiples of the period.

The 11 timings from the first pass gave 3.75 seconds.

Graphs from my SYNODIC program analysis available on request.


USA 129 obs. in IOD/OBSENTRY format:
24680 96 072A   5918 F 19990416211222400 17 34 0727410+122400 56 S+055 05       
24680 96 072A   5918 F 19990416211356000 18 34 0610000+259000 18 M+020 10       
Second pos. is only to show location of flare above Gemini's feet.