Re: Obs Jan 29&30

Tristan Cools (
Tue, 2 Feb 1999 20:44:06 +0100 (CET)

At 08:51 1-02-99 +0100, you wrote:

>98- 72 B 99-01-30 17:43:50   LB  102.2 0.2  50  2.044 FF, mag 5->inv
>Nice flasher, easy to follow.
>Greetings and clear skies.
>Leo Barhorst, Medemblik, The Netherlands
>52.77 N 5.09 E 2 m ASL

The same pass at my location was very difficult.  Culmination was only
around 30 degrees and the full moon was very disturbing.  It was clearly
flashing with one sharp(F) maximum and one, even bright but more round
maximum(A).  Sometimes, flashes were missing and maybe there were some
secondary maxima.  I had to restart my timings several times because of
uncertainties.  Flash period was 2s.


Tristan Cools
BWGS Member - Belgian Working Group Satellites

Observing at: Damse Vaart: 3.2486E/51.2279N/Rijckevelde:
3.2867E/51.2054N/Brugge: 3.1611E/51.2108N