Superbird obs Aug 23

From: Leo Barhorst (leobarhorst@zonnet.nl)
Date: Tue Aug 22 2000 - 21:03:53 PDT

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    A quick report before I've to hurry off to catch the train to work.
    
    This morning it was clear again, and I observed Superbird A in the dawn.
    I was looking a bit too much to the east, whwn suddenly I saw it flashing
    to the west then expected.
    It started with bright flashes mag 3,and in between mag 5 flashes; but the 
    last were only mag 5.
    In PPAS format:
    89- 41 A 00-08-23 03:23:18.87LB  160.4 0.2  14 11.46  FF, 3->i ->ff 5->i 
    
    Timings:
    03:20:38.42    0            RA(1959) 04:05 d= -6
    03:20:49.78    11.36
    03:21:01.30    11.52
    03:21:24.28    22.98    changed from 7x35 to 16x50 bino's
    03:21:35.76    11.48
    03:21:47.09    11.33
    03:21:58.64    11.55
    03:22:10.07    11.43
    03:22:21.48    11.41
    03:22:33.05    11.57
    03:22:44.48    11.43
    03:22:55.93    11.45
    03:23:07.49    11.56
    03:23:18.87    11.38    RA(1950) 04:10 d= -6
    
    Greetings and clear, dark skies
    Leo Barhorst Medemblik
    52.767 N  5.09 E  2 m ASL
    
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