LB obs 2004 Dec 25 and 26; with Molniya-3 42 and NOAA 12

From: Leo Barhorst (leobarhorst@zonnet.nl)
Date: Sun Dec 26 2004 - 06:38:42 EST

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    After rain on Xmas eve it cleared in the afternoon. But an almost
    full moon, high in the sky, and some clouds made observation a bit
    difficult.
    During the night it cleared more and this morning it was completly
    clear, but cold at -3 degrees C. Luckely no wind.
    Bright full moon interferred with obs. 
    
    Saw ISS making a S, mag 1 pass in the south. Came in FOV at the end of
    04-46 B obs.
    
    01- 56 F 04-12-26 06:24:30   LB   88.9 1.0   1 89     MM, 4->6
    Timing: 88.92 sec.
    Long period, but fits well in flashgraph.
    
    04- 22 B 04-12-26 05:26      LB                       S, 4
    04- 35 C 04-12-25 17:34      LB  160.3 0.5   6 26.7   AA, 4->i, sm
    Timings: 55.05 28.97 23.98 52.28 sec.
    
    04- 35 C 04-12-26 05:10:16   LB   32.1 0.5   1 32.1   AA, 4->i
    04- 35 C 04-12-26 06:44:25   LB  100.0 0.5   2 50.0   AA, 3->6
    Timings: 48.20 51.78 sec.
    
    04- 35 D 04-12-25 16:38      LB                       almost S, 5
    04- 37 C 04-12-25 17:53      LB                       var, 6->i
    04- 46 B 04-12-25 16:23      LB                       var 3->5
    Obs in still bright sky; no timings possible.
    
    04- 46 B 04-12-25 17:58:14   LB   32.8 0.5   3 10.9   AA, 3->i
    Timings: 22.72 10.09 sec.
    
    04- 46 B 04-12-26 06:10:56   LB  347.5 0.5   9 38.6   AA, 3->6
    Timings: 41.00 41.18 37.56 33.77 39.22 41.14 41.51 41.49 30.68 sec.
    At the end of this obs ISS came in FOV.
    
    80-  3 B 04-12-25 17:11      LB                       S, 5
    84-109 B 04-12-25 17:39      LB                       almost S, 6
    85- 79 B 04-12-25 17:00:46   LB  129.0 0.5   6 21.5   AA, 4->6
    Timings: 24.36 18.91 23.07 20.41 19.82 22.40 sec.
    
    87- 98 B 04-12-26 06:28      LB                       S, 4
    89- 89 A 04-12-26 05:28      LB                       S, 6
    91- 32 A 04-12-26 05:59:14   LB   69.6 0.5   3 23.2   FA, 4->7, N?
    Timings: 20.41 49.20 sec.
    UNID  IDed with Skymap. NOAA 12 was observed before, see PPAS.
    It was then I, S, and flared sometimes.
    
    92- 67 A 04-12-26 04:45:43   LB  133.3 0.2   9 14.81  Ff, 4(5)->i
    Timings: 14.66 7.50 7.38 7.55 7.13 7.54 7.31 14.91 14.78 14.79
    14.80 14.93 sec.
    Picked up this sat while waiting for 65-65 C. IDed with Skymap.
    Molniya-3 42 has been observed before by Russel Eberst and Ed Cannon.
    Russel saw it 00-09-18 and it was var 6.4->9.9; Ed observed it in
    Nov 2001 at 12.17 sec and in Dec 2001 at 24.11 23.18 23.16 with sm.
    
    92- 76 B 04-12-25 16:56      LB                       S, 5
    92- 93 B 04-12-26 06:37      LB                       almost S, 5, 5
    93- 61 A 04-12-26 05:15:12   LB  106.7 0.5   2 53.3   AA, 3->6, N?
    Timings: 63.83 42.86 sec.
    
    99- 25 C 04-12-25 16:30      LB                       S, 6
    
    2004: 694 obs
    PPAS: 13749 obs
    
    Greetings and clear, dark skies
    Leo Barhorst, Medemblik NL
    Cospar 4252 52.76350 N 5.09114 E 2 m ASL
    http://www.home.zonnet.nl/leobarhorst/index.html
     
    
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