RE: USA 144 elements; photometric timings needed

From: Ted Molczan (molczan@rogers.com)
Date: Mon Jan 20 2003 - 09:13:10 EST

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    Kurt Jonckheere wrote:
    
    > As Ted didn't mention any brightness here, I was surprised to 
    > see an object with magnitude around +6 in my field. I could 
    > follow it from around 19h45m UT till it entered shadow around 
    > 19h47m47s.  During this two and a half minute I did not 
    > notice any obvious magnitude changes, certainly no deep 
    > minimum was seen.
    
    Kurt's obs was made when the phase angle was near zero. Last summer, 
    I noticed that variations were much more subtle when phase angle 
    was near zero:
    
    http://satobs.org/seesat/Jul-2002/0201.html
    
    http://satobs.org/seesat/Aug-2002/0110.html
    
    http://satobs.org/seesat/Aug-2002/0246.html
    
    Could this be an indication that the axis of rotation approximately 
    points toward the sun?
    
    Ted Molczan
    
    
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