IRAS (83-004A), Molniya 1-88 (94-081A), maybe Gorizont 30

From: Ed Cannon (edcannonsat@yahoo.com)
Date: Sun Feb 05 2006 - 04:23:41 EST

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    13777, IRAS -- interesting, may have been brighter than +4.0;
    PPAS report --
    83- 04 A 06-02-05 01:10:27   EC  140.6 1.0   5 28.1   +4.0->i
    timings: 15.64, 7.65, 5.96, 14.54, 7.66, 5.57, 22.38, 5.79, 
    27.74, 15.84, 11.85
    
    23420, Molniya 1-88 -- PPAS report --
    94- 81 A 06-02-05 03:30:37   EC  263.2 0.5  13 20.24  +5.0->i
    Towards the end of the observation I only saw every other 
    maximum, giving a probable flash period of 40.48 seconds.  
    This was fairly low in the SSW.
    
    At the end of the observing session I was looking for 
    Spacenet 2 (84-114A, 15385).  I found something with a flash 
    period of about 94.1 seconds, but it seems that Gorizont 30 
    (94-030A, 23108) was closer to the observed position.  This 
    was about 4:50-5:06 UTC, low in the ESE.
    
    Superbird A (89-041A, 20040) was flashing from about 3:42 
    until 3:49 UTC here tonight.  The star 24 Eridani (3:44:29,
    -1.18 -- 2000) went very near it while it was flashing.  In
    spite of the moonlight I was able to see two flashes without
    binoculars.  PPAS report from the previous night:
    89- 41 A 06-02-04 03:49:27.5 EC  409.4 0.2  37 11.07  +3.5->i
    
    I saw two -- only two -- flashes from Molniya 1-81 (91-043A,
    21426), magnitude maybe +6.5.  They were separated by 15 
    seconds.  This was pretty low in the SSW.
    
    13172, KH 9-17 Capsule -- previous evening, three sets of ten 
    cycles, but every other one fainter and moreso as it went 
    farther north, a very neat flasher -- PPAS report --
    82- 41 C 06-02-04 02:06:52   EC   29.5 0.2  30  0.98  +5.0->i
    
    PPAS format: http://www.satobs.org/tumble/flashpm.html#PPASformat
    
    Ed Cannon - Austin, Texas, USA
    
    
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