PPAS reports

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Wed Dec 22 2004 - 02:22:49 EST

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    TDRS 10 Rk (27567, a Centaur, not often observed) --
    02- 55 B 04-12-22 00:37:41   EC  112.7 0.2  22  5.12  
    
    The period may actually be double that, as the maxima 
    seemed generally to alternate in brightness, although I 
    failed to note the magnitudes.  (Maybe the brightest were 
    about +4.0, seemingly kind of faint for a Centaur.)
    
    Fleetsatcom 1 Rk (12908, another Centaur), watched without 
    binoculars; its tumble period continues to speed up --
    78- 16 C 04-12-22 00:31:24   EC  116.2 0.3  12  9.69  +2.5->i
    
    These two and others (including good old Superbird, 89-41A,
    20040) and Comet Machholz (2004 Q2) observed under the 
    bright Moon from in town, from the Ney Museum grounds, 
    30.307N, 97.727W, 150m.
    
    A big cold front is coming -- we're going to have three 
    nights in a row below freezing.  It may even freeze where
    Paul is, about 450 km south of here.
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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