DMB Obs Aug 14-15

From: Brierley David (DMBRIERLEY@dera.gov.uk)
Date: Wed Aug 16 2000 - 07:36:56 PDT

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    SeeSat Subscribers,
    
    I confess to being one of the contributors to SeeSat who posts long
    lists of numbers without much explanation.  You'll see one of them
    below.
    
    I'm not a professional, I just use a format which was devised in the UK
    by professionals in the 1960s when computer input was on 80 column
    punched cards.  Everyone tends to stick to what they are familiar with.
    
    One feature of the format is that it only allows for the
    COSPAR/international designation of satellites to be reported.  The
    early UK observers found that satellites were not always given
    consistent catalog numbers.  The wholly numerical format was chosen to
    allow for the reporting of pre- and post-1963 satellites.  For example
    Explorer 9, 1959 iota 1, is 5900901, and Mir, 1986-017A, is 8601701.
    
    So what's in my list of observations?  All the four satellites from each
    of the 77-112, 83-56, 84-12 and 86-14 launches (NOSS 2, 5, 6 and 7) for
    a start.  The night ended with an unusual transit of 93-26B when it
    stayed a couple of magnitudes brighter than normal for at least a
    minute.  I looked for 84-12B, but failed to see it high in the west with
    a limiting mag of +8.
    
    It was mostly clear. though some patches of low cloud interfered at
    times.  There was a Full Moon low in the south.  The first observation
    is timed at 22:17 UT and the last at 01:40 UT (11.17pm to 2.40am local
    time).
    
    Happy viewing!
    David.
    
    IntlId SiteYYMMDDHHMMSSss  Sss  TCHHMMmm   DDMMm   Mm E
    8401204267500081422175832  010  12173764  +48324   2  5
    8401203267500081422181718  010  12173604  +48495   2  5
    8401206267500081422190931  010  12202443  +68212   15 5
    8401203267500081422203486  010  12013070  +66068   15 5
    8401201267500081422295428  010  12163423  +57481   3  5
    8401201267500081422300646  010  12164100  +62180   1  5
    9603803267500081422352426  010  12162226  +13339   2  5
    9603803267500081422361177  010  12172208  +05060   15 5
    9603803267500081422365158  010  12181600  -03370   1  5
    7704401267500081422510939  010  12121682  +56224   2  5
    7704401267500081422520002  010  12134791  +48156   2  5
    9706401267500081422590401  010  1220072   +85065   2  5
    9800701267500081423011741  010  12015258  +51178   3  5
    9602904267500081423060393  010  12193230  +09200   1  5
    9602905267500081423061024  010  12193217  +09216   15 5
    7711201267500081423084358  010  12213784  +62216   15 5
    7711206267500081423094692  010  1222476   +62418   3  5
    7711206267500081423103754  010  12232272  +48503   15 5
    8305601267500081423120997  020  12010874  +60090   2  5
    9902801267500081423210030  010  12221385  +53035   1  5
    9902801267500081423222541  010  12231318  +57186   1  5
    7711204267500081423263477  010  12210268  +56459   1  5
    7711204267500081423270289  010  12214280  +49362   1  5
    7711204267500081423282032  010  12224390  +30082   2  5
    8305604267500081423323983  010  12010220  +61024   15 5
    8305604267500081423343106  020  12010916  +33567   15 5
    8305607267500081423472474  010  12002126  +54353   2  5
    8305607267500081423480117  010  12003362  +45087   2  5
    7711205267500081500003350  010  12193265  +44105   1  5
    7711205267500081500013345  010  12205209  +32518   15 5
    7711205267500081500022993  010  12214160  +21360   1  5
    8601404267500081500155966  030  1201585   +75200   2  5
    8601405267500081500161537  030  1201592   +75200   2  5
    8601408267500081500164908  010  12021526  +66314   15 5
    9506601267500081500212646  010  1211510   +87410   2  5
    9506601267500081500214531  010  1211120   +77491   2  5
    9506601267500081500223499  010  1211051   +61386   3  5
    8305603267500081500374831  010  12201599  +55511   2  5
    8305603267500081500390586  010  12221496  +40404   2  5
    9800701267500081500413790  010  12155574  +43092   3  5
    9602904267500081500563443  010  12170720  +28070   15 5
    9602905267500081500564067  010  12170720  +28070   15 5
    9602903267500081500580666  010  12165412  +46322   1  5
    7711201267500081501000527  010  12194865  +11495   1  5
    8305603267500081501024982  010  12204645  +32210   1  5
    8601401267500081501075892  010  12212517  +63015   2  5
    8601401267500081501090729  010  12232003  +48413   2  5
    8601401267500081501101394  010  12000000  +35000   1  5
    8305604267500081501225715  010  12202200  +31035   15 5
    7609101267500081501364433  010  12014752  +03403   3  5
    7609101267500081501380078  010  12020875  +25574   3  5
    7609101267500081501385878  010  12024880  +49105   1  5
    9302602267500081501394667  010  12042073  +34340   1  5
    9302602267500081501402923  010  12040051  +23128   2  5
    
    David M Brierley
    Malvern, Worcestershire, UK
    Station 2675, 52.1358N 2.3264W 70m
    davidbrierley@waitrose.com
    
    
    
    
    
    
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