superbird A (finally)

From: paul (astro@pgog.net)
Date: Sun Dec 15 2002 - 23:55:15 EST

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    finally managed to put the 101 on 
    Superbird A, right place at the right time :)
    started ~ 0346 ut, ended ~ 0356 ut, sky was clear
    but moon_y.  the first one 22.6 sec, then the next
    41 were 11.3 sec, with pattern of +3, +7, gradually
    both approx same mag, +3, back to that pattern of
    bright, fainter, again with one 22.6 at the end
    and then off. lim mag in moonlight ~ +9.5.
    
    89-041 A 02-12-16 03:46:40.7 PG  463.4 0.2  41 11.30  +3.0->inv
    
    apologies to Leo, et al for not being able to better PPAS code the
    flash pattern.
    temp was a comfortable 19.5C :) wind ~ 10 kts
    
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