Standard magnitudes for Titan 4 second stages

Rainer Kracht (0412188960-0001@t-online.de)
Sun, 3 Dec 95 22:11 +0100

 Standard magnitudes for Titan 4 second stages
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 From Russell's observations (1991 Apr 26 to 1995 Nov 30) I have derived
 standard magnitudes (1000 km, 90 deg) for two Titan 4 second stages.

There are 618 observations (309 pairs) of 91-17B, 594 of them marked
with "S" (steady) and 124 of them marked with "R" (regular variations).
There are 52 observations (26 pairs) of 91-76B, all marked with "R".

R obs (maximum)

 LACROSSE 2 R    1991-017B   124   3.84 +/- 0.08   0.0118 +/- 0.0026
 USA 72 R        1991-076B    52   3.90 +/- 0.07   0.0164 +/- 0.0025
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   ALL                       176   3.86 +/- 0.06   0.0132 +/- 0.0020


R obs (minimum)

 LACROSSE 2 R    1991-017B   124   6.44 +/- 0.12   0.0268 +/- 0.0041
 USA 72 R        1991-076B    52   6.76 +/- 0.15   0.0216 +/- 0.0053
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   ALL                       176   6.53 +/- 0.09   0.0254 +/- 0.0033


S obs 

 LACROSSE 2 R    1991-017B   494   4.82 +/- 0.04   0.0243 +/- 0.0014


 column 1 : name
 column 2 : international designation
 column 3 : number of observations
 column 4 : standard magnitude
 column 5 : phase coefficient

The RAE-Tables have for the Titan 4 second stages:

Shape and weight (kg): Cylinder 
Size (m)             : 9.8 long, 3 dia


 Rainer Kracht
 0412188960-0001@t-online.de