Congrats, Ron ; Iridium 27 , C* 2228 , PPAS

Walter Nissen (dk058@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Sun, 11 Jan 1998 12:19:45 -0500 (EST)

Congratulations, Ron!  And thanks for reporting here.  You're in the 
history books now. 
 
You don't give either the topographic coordinates of your OBS, I assume 
those you gave more recently, or the 3 names of the object, but I suppose 
the names are Irdm 25 = 24904 = 97- 43 B. 
 
Cheers! 
 
 
Russell Eberst reports flashes from Irdm 27 as bright as mag -2.  A couple 
of people have reported here.  Are others obtaining periods for Irdm 27 
and C* 2228? 
 
PPAS(beginning): 
Walter I. Nissen, Jr., CDP, dk058@cleveland.freenet.edu, 55 Barrett RD #808, 
Berea, OH 44017-1657, USA, 440-243-4980, -81d 51.823', 41d 22.413', 256m, 7x35 
97- 51 D 98-01-01 23:41: 5.1 WN   21.4  .6   6   3.56 F, Irdm 27, mag 0?-> 
92- 94 A 98-01-02 11:11:47.3 WN  115.2  .8   9  12.80 A and M, C* 2228 
92- 94 A 98-01-02 11:11:47.3 WN  115.2  .8   3  38.41 A and M, C* 2228 
In each triplet of periods, 1 of the periods is slightly longer than the 
other 2, making the second computation appear to be more accurate, but the 
first is perhaps more suggestive of the overall appearance.  The averages 
of the sub-periods are: 13.26, 12.55, 12.59s. 
97- 51 D 98-01-02 11:19:11.6 WN   49.8  .4  14   3.56 F, Irdm 27, mag 4?-> 
 
Cheers. 
 
Walter Nissen                   dk058@cleveland.freenet.edu 
-81.8637, 41.3735, 256m elevation 
 
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