Yuri 3B, Tele-X, Orion 3, Telstar 402

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Tue Aug 19 2003 - 05:14:38 EDT

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    I found Yuri 3B (91-060A, 21668) flashing pretty brightly
    (brightest maxima at least +4.0) last night.  It was 
    asymmetrical, so I'm not sure what its flash period is:
    
    first flash 2:28:41.90 August 19 UTC
    73.37, 72.90
    73.46, 72.95
    73.42, 72.95
    73.46, 72.92
    73.44, 73.07
    73.33, 73.00
    73.39, 72.96
    73.48, 72.90  2:48:12.90 ended obs
    
    The flashes were quick, all of the above visible in binocs.
    
    Mike found Tele-X (89-027A, 19919) with the 13-inch (330mm) 
    telescope.  I was able to see a few of the flashes with my 
    10x50s.  The main flashes were either two or three times 
    68.5 seconds.  Many long tumbles at about 34.25 seconds 
    were easily visible, maybe +10.  My clicks were 3:55:40.7 
    to 4:12:52.9.
    
    Orion 3 (99-024A, 25727) did some neat double flashes, 
    about every 21.5 seconds, 4:28:47.35 to 4:29:29.7, with 
    three more non-doubles.
    
    I found Telstar 402 (94-058A, 23249) with 10x50s, from 
    2:19:43.2 to 2:21:23.9; some were at least +5.0; it was
    fading out when I let it go.
    
    Location was BCRC, 30.315N, 97.866W, 280m.
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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