Obs night August 8-9

Leo Barhorst (leobarhorst@pi.net)
Sat, 09 Aug 1997 13:14:51 +0200

Another splendid, warm and clear summernight. Towards the morning some
high thin clouds.

MIR and Progress-M 35 (86- 17 A and 97- 33 A)
=============================================
Made two timings of MIR and Progress as they passed over or very close to 
a star.
MIR      20:49:43.07  W Bootis   20:51:04.52  39 Cygnus
Progress 20:50:29.50  W Bootis   20:51:51.01  39 Cygnus
Time diff      46.43 sec               46.49 sec.
W Bootis is the faint star just south of Epsilon: RA=14h40 d=+27
39 Cygnus is close to Epsilon Cygnus: RA=20h21 d=+32
MIR was mag -1 and Progress mag 2.
The distance between the two sats has increased from 27.5 to 46.5 sec. over 
the last day.

61- 28 A 97-08-09 00:29:08   LB   88.3 0.2   2 44.2   FF, mag 5->inv
71-116 B 97-08-09 00:00:49   LB   53.8 0.1   6  8.96  FF, mag 6->inv
71-116 B 97-08-09 00:07:50   LB  125.7 0.1  14  8.98  FF, mag 6->inv
Diificult to observe, low in the south, some flashes missing.
81- 59 A 97-08-08 21:54:05   LB   17.3 0.2   6  2.89  FF, mag 4->inv, sm, 5
83-  1 B 97-08-09 01:12:00   LB   55.8 0.5   2 27.9   AA, mag 5->inv
84-  3 B 97-08-09 00:59:37   LB   38.0 0.5   4  9.5   AA, mag 5->inv
85- 11 B 97-08-08 23:16:35   LB   52.5 2.0   1 52     MM, mag 4->inv
86- 61 A 97-08-08 21:48:27   LB   43.4 0.2  22  1.97  'FFFF-'F, mag 5->inv
87- 27 B 97-08-08 22:54      LB                       almost S, mag 5
87-101 A 97-08-08 21:28      LB                       P > 80
90-  4 B 97-08-09 02:00:47   LB   54.7 0.5   4 13.7   AA, mag 4->inv
90- 36 B 97-08-09 01:52      LB                       almost S, mag 5
91- 13 B 97-08-08 21:21:20   LB  126.5 1.0   1 126    MM, mag 4->5
92- 76 B 97-08-09 00:21:15   LB   64.3 0.5   2 32.1   AA, mag 3->inv
93- 01 B 97-08-08 22:48:55   LB   61.6 0.2   4 15.4   FF, mag 4->inv
93- 24 A 97-08-09 01:49      LB                       S, mag 4
93- 70 B 97-08-08 23:33:47   LB  104.4 0.5   2 52.2   AA, mag 4->7
94- 74 B 97-08-08 20:34:15   LB  108.4 1.0   1 108    MM, mag 4->7
94- 77 B 97-08-09 02:06      LB                       S, mag 4
95- 12 B 97-08-09 01:05:19   LB   53.9 0.5   1 53.9   AA, mag 4->inv
95- 58 B 97-08-08 20:58:12   LB  118.0 0.5   4 29.5   AA, mag 3->5
96-  4 B 97-08-08 23:43:03   LB   98.8 1.0   2 49.4   MM, mag 4->inv
96- 17 B 97-08-08 22:03      LB                       almost S, mag 6
96- 46 A 97-08-08 21:57      LB                       S, mag 5
96- 51 A 97-08-08 23:08      LB                       S, mag 5
96- 51 A 97-08-09 00:53:33   LB   19.9 0.5   2  9.9   var, mag 4-5
96- 51 B 97-08-08 23:47:00   LB  102.0 0.1  50  2.041 FF, mag 3->inv
96- 51 B 97-08-09 01:31:41   LB   77.5 0.1  38  2.039 FF, mag 3->inv
96- 69 A 97-08-09 01:17:25   LB   60.6 1.0   2 30.3   MM, mag 2->inv
97- 10 B 97-08-08 23:19      LB                       var, mag 5->6
97- 17 B 97-08-09 02:22:39   LB   75.6 0.1  40  1.891 FF, mag 4->inv

-- 
Greetings and clear skies

Leo Barhorst		Alkmaar			The Netherlands
52.65 North		4.767 East		1 m ASL
Member of Seesat-L
------------------------------------------------------------
Every day I wonder about the things I see in the (night)sky