Obs 980101

Leo Barhorst (leobarhorst@wxs.nl)
Thu, 01 Jan 1998 20:04:33 +0100

After a clouded New Years night and lot of smoke from the fireworks,
it cleared in the evening. Before the next rain- and stormfront moved
in I could do my first observations of 1998.

78- 96 A 98-01-01 17:14:56   LB   39.0 0.2  10  3.90  FF, mag 4->inv
85- 11 B 98-01-01 16:53:37   LB  116.0 1.0   2 58.0   MM, mag 5->8
89- 89 B 98-01-01 17:37      LB                       almost S, mag 6
92- 30 J 98-01-01 17:11:38   LB   92.1 0.5   4 23.0   AA, mag 5->inv
93- 36 B 98-01-01 16:59:56   LB   38.8 0.5   1 38.8   AA, mag 4->inv
96- 52 A 98-01-01 17:39      LB                       S, mag 7
97- 64 B 98-01-01 17:25:53   LB  125.3 0.5   7 17.9   AA, mag 3->inv

Also saw an UNID, but couldn't identify it with Skymap and Alldat.tle
from 1997DEC22. Will try again with the new file this weekend.

Two Iridiums observed, 97- 51 F at 18:43 UT Steady mag 5 and 97- 51 G
showed at 18:51:50 a maximum of mag 4. It was almost S 6 for the rest
of the pass and slowly brightend, but fast dimmed.

-- 
Greetings and clear skies
Leo Barhorst       Alkmaar    The Netherlands
52.65 North        4.47 East  3 m ASL
Every day I wonder about what I see in the sky