Gorizont 14 flash times

From: Michael McCants (mmccants@jump.net)
Date: Mon Dec 30 2002 - 15:20:16 EST

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    We observed Gorizont 14 flashes at three different times on
    Saturday night.  Selected flash times:
    
    Dec 29, 2002 UT
         1:32:31.0
         2:49:25.0
         4:50:34.1
    
    At the second time, secondary flashes were about magnitude 6.5.
    At the third time, secondary flashes were about magnitude 9.5.
    These occurred half-way between primary flashes.
    Primary flashes were "slow" (in an 8 inch telescope) and about
    magnitude 4.
    
    Second - first = 4614.0 seconds / 53 cycles = 87.057 +/- 0.002 seconds
    Third - second = 7269.1 seconds / 83.5 cycles = 87.055 +/- 0.001
    Third - first = 11883.1 seconds / 136.5 cycles = 87.0556 +/- 0.0007
    
    It seems there was a phase shift between the second and third times.
    
    Friday night time: Dec 28 at 3:56:45.0
    
    Third time - Friday time = 89629.1 seconds / 1029.5 cycles =
           87.0608 +/- 0.0002 seconds.
    
    It was cloudy Sunday night and will be cloudy tonight, but if
    I can get a flash time tomorrow night, I should be able to
    compute flash times for all times in between Dec. 28 and Jan 1.
    
    Even an East Coast or West Coast observation might show a one
    second difference from my flash times.
    
    Mike McCants
    Austin, TX
    
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