Obs Aug 17

From: Leo Barhorst (leobarhorst@zonnet.nl)
Date: Thu Aug 17 2000 - 15:36:55 PDT

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    Despite some high clouds and haze I could observe these sats.
    
    At 20:57 Ut ISS made a splendid S, mag 0 pass and flared for 
    about 5 sec to at least mag -4. It was brighter than I've ever 
    seen Venus!
    
    00-  6 B 00-08-17 21:38:03   LB  337.2 0.2 179  1.884 FF, 3->i
    Missed 1 flash, rest is timed every 10th flash: 18.64 18.83 19.01 
    19.03 18.71 18.92 16.71(9) 18.65 19.00 18.93 18.29 19.00 18.85
    18.90 18.96 19.08 18.81 18.84 sec.
    
    78- 18 B 00-08-17 21:12:32   LB   38.1 0.2  22  1.73  FF, 6->i
    Hard to observe low in the north
    
    81- 59 A 00-08-17 20:18:43   LB  142.7 0.2  20  7.13  FF, 3->i, sm , 5
    Timings, some 2 periods, others half period: 7.03 7.25 7.00 7.21
    14.36(2) 7.14 7.16 (3.58 3.54) (3.94 3.17) 7.13 (3.55 3.61) 7.08
    7.17 (3.74 3.40) 7.13 (3.56 3.63) 7.05 7.13 7.12 sec
    
    84-123 A 00-08-17 21:08:59   LB  207.1 0.5   5 41.4   FF, 3->i, sm, 5
    87- 74 G 00-08-17 21:02:40   LB   73.8 0.5   2 36.9   AA, 5->i
    92- 72 B 00-08-17 20:03      LB                       slowly var, 5-.7
    93- 61 A 00-08-17 19:47:13   LB   93.8 0.2   4 23.4   FF, 3-i, sm, 4
    Showed some Irr flashes in between the bright ones
    
    99- 39 B 00-08-17 20:31:24   LB  181.5 0.5  23  7.89  AA, 2-i
    Timings: 7.76 6.80 7.83 7.82 8.14 8.39 8.19 8.10 6.83 8.20
    7.65 8.99 7.94 15.86(2) 8.60 7.46 7.50 7.28 9.62 7.04 7.92 7.57 sec
    It was almost S from south horizon to well beyond zenit.
    
    99- 45 B 00-08-17 21:24:13   LB  177.1 0.5   6 29.5   AA, 4->6
    Timings: 28.90 31.57 25.28 29.68 33.21 28.42 sec
    
    Greetings and clear, dark skies
    Leo Barhorst Medemblik                    743 obs in 2000
    52.767 N  5.09 E  2 m ASL            10479 obs in PPAS
    
    
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