PPAS reports

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Sat Apr 17 2004 - 18:42:14 EDT

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    Some PPAS reports, plus a couple of other items:
    
    Intelsat 503 Centaur Rk (13007) --
    81-119 B 04-04-15 02:14:44   EC  120.9 0.3  14  8.63  
    
    Another take on NOAA 13 (22739), primary maxima only --
    93- 50 A 04-04-15 02:48:38   EC  150.4 0.3   8 18.80  0->inv 
    
    Cosmos 2398 Rk (27819; was traveling along in parallel with its 
    payload, about 5 deg sep), was somewhat irregular --
    03- 23 B 04-04-16 03:21:50   EC   47.6 0.4  12  3.97  
    
    UFO 8 Centaur Rk (25259), timed primary minimum --
    98- 16 B 04-04-17 03:09:50.5 EC  110.5 0.4  11 10.05
    
    Fleetsatcom 1 Centaur Rk (12908) --
    78- 16 C 04-04-17 03:13:30   EC   92.6 0.2   9 10.29 
    
    NOAA 2 (06235) --
    72- 82 A 04-04-08 03:00:00   EC  110.6 2.0   4 27.7   +4->inv
    
    Atlas Centaur 2 Rk Debris G (00701) --
    63- 47 G 04-04-04 02:29:23   EC   35.6 1.0  11  3.2 
    
    Not PPAS.  Cosmos 585 (73-064A, 06825) -- April 16 UTC.  I wasn't 
    expecting tumbles; looked away for some reason and couldn't find 
    it when I looked back; got only these clicks:  6.61, 7.39, 4.37, 
    3.58, 3.78.
    
    Last night (2004-04-17 UTC) in spite of less than great conditions,
    I saw two maxima of the four-minute one in the ESE, last one at 
    3:35 UTC; it still seems to match with Cosmos 2291 (94-060A, 23267).
    
    Also saw Intelsat 506 (83-047A, 14077) from 5:04:08 to 5:13:51 UTC, 
    just west of Procyon (alpha CMi); again with the phase shift. 
    April 15 it was 4:53:27 to 5:04:56.  So it's roughly five or six
    minutes later per night.  It's about to go beyond our western
    horizon.
    
    Observing site: E. Ney Museumm grounds, 30.307N, 97.727W, 150m.
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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