Superbird A

Rainer Kracht (R.Kracht@t-online.de)
Sat, 1 Feb 1997 21:23:14 +1

I have observed 89-41A (Superbird A) with 10x50B,
it showed sharp flashes with mag 6 to 7.

First flash was close to RA 23h24m Decl -11.7 deg (2000.0).


flash  time (UTC) 1997 Feb 01
 0     17:28:30.00
 1     17 28 53.63
 2     17 29 16.66
 3     17 29 40.24
 4     17 30 03.80
 5     17 30 27.21

23     17 37 28.23
24     17 37 50.69
25     17 38 14.11
26     17 38 37.76
27
28     17 39 24.47
29     17 39 47.68
30     17 40 11.19
31     17 40 34.47

49     17 47 35.48
50
51     17 48 22.27
52     17 48 45.77
53
54     17 49 32.04

Best fit for all obs is
17h28m30.10s +- 0.15s + n * (23.373s +- 0.005s)

Jim Varney (FLASH nummer 104, p.123) got FP = 11.697s
from obs 1996 Sep 29 to Oct 12.
This is very close to the half period of my obs:

23.373/2 = 11.687s


Rainer Kracht
R.Kracht@t-online.de