Re: USA 129 multiple flashes (??)

From: Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Date: Sun Aug 20 2000 - 12:54:05 PDT

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    I observed USA 129 2000-08-20 on an early pass, from site 5918.
    It was flashing wildly. Despite Sun at only -6.9 deg, I followed
    it in 7*25 from gamma Cygni from about 19:22:03 to 19:24:36
    
    Lap times recorded were 4.9 8.2 23.2 30.8 10.2 14.5 10.2 23.5 16.0 10.9
    
    All flashes were -1 to -5, with no particular pattern, except two of the
    brightest were followed by a secondary maximum 2-3 seconds later.
    
    Most durations were about 2-3 seconds, only two near the end were
    sub-second.
    
    The first two flashes were below gam/alp Cyg, so it was about
    ten seconds early wrt 00230.88704950 elset.
    
    -- b_gimle@algonet.se (home)  http://www.algonet.se/~b_gimle --
    -- COSPAR 5919, MALMA,    59.2576 N, 18.6172 E, 23 m         --
    -- COSPAR 5918, HAMMARBY, 59.2985 N, 18.1045 E, 44 m         --
    
    
    
    
    
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