An accurate period of 5.93s for USA 179 Rocket (#28385) on 19 DEC 2013

From: Alain Figer (alain.figer@club-internet.fr)
Date: Wed Dec 25 2013 - 10:10:09 UTC

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    I watched photographically USA 179 Rocket (2004-034 B) on 19 DEC 2013 in the time interval : 19h37m to 19h57m UT, from AND to PER constellations.
    
    >From minima timings, I derived an accurate figure of 5.928 s for the photometric period. 
    
    >From the light-curve that shows alternating primary and secondary minima, the rotation period is expected to be twice this value.
    
    
    
    
    Merry Christmas
    
    to all of you!
    
    
    Alain
    
    48.67 N ; 2.13 E ; 170m a.s.l.
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