Observing Program of the BWGS

Kurt Jonckheere (kjonckheere@unicall.be)
Fri, 14 Feb 1997 23:43:43 +0100

Observing Program of the BWGS
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The Belgian Working Group Satellites has been active in collecting flash
period measurements since 1987. Our priority list contains over 200
satellites.=20

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observations)

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SATORAMA

Our observing programme can be found in the Program.rob file.
It is subdivided in categories, the codes of which can be found below.

b       flashing object for beginners
d       difficult to measure
S       steady object, potentially flashing in the future
?       flash period is unknown or uncertain
-       long flash period (>40 s)
!       top-priority object
	regular object
x       DRA object

Special remarks

Top-priority objects :
82- 55 B !     13260/C1 Kosmos 1375, seen with short period by LB
84- 56 B !     15032/C1 Kosmos 1570: accelerated according to Leo
86-100 B !     17240/C1 K1808; Accelerating ?, seen with high and low=
 period!
87- 49 B !     18096/C1 Kosmos 1850: accelerating again !
87- 60 A !     18187/Cosmos 1867; still accelerating
87- 98 B !     18586/C1 Kosmos 1898: still accelerating
88- 53 B !     19257/C1 Kosmos 1954: still accelerating
89- 50 B !     20104/Nadeshda 1 r, started flashing again acc. to LB !
89- 85 B !     20303/Navstar 2-04 second stage, flashing acc. to VAG
90-  4 B !     20433/C1 Kosmos 2056 has accelerated !
90- 78 B !     20775/C1 Kosmos 2098: could have accelerated
90- 83 B !     20805/C1 Kosmos 2100: acceleration confirmed by Kurt J
91-  7 B !     21090/C1 Kodmos 2123 : has accelerated !
91- 50 F !     21610/Ariane 40 R/B : seen flashing by Vince Gardiner
92-  8 B !x    21876/C1 Kosmos 2180: STILL ACCELERATING ! !
92- 20 B !     21938/C1 Kosmos 2184: going down slowly !?
93- 36 B !     22676/C1 Kosmos 2251 : MMjump, accelerating ?
93- 70 B !     22889/C1 Kosmos 2266: MMjump, also accelerated ?
94- 41 B !x    23180/C1 Nadezhda 4: going down ?


Observers of January/February 1997
 KJ:    Kurt Jonckheere, Antwerp, Belgium
 LB:    Leo Barhorst, Alkmaar, The Netherlands
 RE:    Russell Eberst, Edinburgh, Scotland
 TC:    Tristan Cools, Brugge, Belgium
 RGL:   Ron Lee, USA
 VAG:   Vince Gardiner, Coffs Harbour, Australia


Total number of observations received: 168

Next deadline for sending in observations: March 10, 1997 to Kurt Jonckheere
Sanderusstraat 15, bus 3, B-2018 Antwerpen, Belgium
or by e-mail to ppas@cds.plasma.mpe-garching.mpg.de

All observations are appreciated very much.

If you send your observations to Seesat-L, please also send them
DIRECTLY to ppas@cds.plasma.mpe-garching.mpg.de.  This is just a
small amount of additional work for you, but it makes live much easier
for me.

Happy observing,

Kurt Jonckheere (kjonckheere@unicall.be)=7F
Observations collector of the Belgian Working Group Satellites


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