New Molniya flasher

Bart De Pontieu (BDP@MPE.MPE-GARCHING.MPG.DE)
Fri, 21 Jul 1995 19:51:06 +0100 (CET)

Another message that I'm forwarding for Rainer Kracht, since his messages
seem to come from Mailer-Daemons, which the SeeSat software doesn't like.

 -- Bart

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 New Molniya-Flasher 
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While searching for 94-17A with 10x50 on July 19, I saw a bright flash (mag 2) 
near 43 Boo. I saw the flasher again at 21:31:08.0 UTC near 45 Boo and timed  
the next six flashes (FP = 19.9 seconds). These flashes were mag 3-5.  
The object moved very slowly and was invisible between flashes. A search  
through 4000+ elsets from mid-June gave identification as 83-90A, #14313,  
Molniya 3-21. A recent elset from NASA OIG confirmed the identification: 
  
Molniya 3-21 
1 14313U 83090A   95199.96799284 -.00000379  00000-0  10000-4 0  5192 
2 14313  64.1951  77.1887 7212445 254.8571  21.5305  2.00796667 36104 
  
Phase angle was 85 to 82 deg. 
Angular motion was 0.02 deg/s 
  
83- 90 A 95-07-19 21:32:17   RK   99.4 0.4   5 19.89       
  
 Rainer    (r.kracht@abbs.heide.de)