Obs July 6

James Nix (nixj@bellsouth.net)
Tue, 06 Jul 1999 03:40:59 -0500

Obs Jul 6, 1999

IOD:
23862 96 029D   8935 E 19990706035526500 27 25 1416259+185469 58 S+060
10       
23936 96 029E   8935 E 19990706035533030 27 25 1416119+185487 58 S+060
10       
notes:
D two secs early on Mike's latest, E on time but cross track is off by 5 
arcmin, E's traj is almost identical to D's.  Missed C,....tommorrow.

Iridium Flares:
Three Flares from Iridium's 38 (-4.0), 41 (-8.0 wow!), 43 (2.0),
thirty eight almost eclipsed Spica, will post the photos when they come
out.

General:
While waiting for TiPs I observed an UnId (72058S) 13 secs before TiPs 
was due. Id'd as 72058S, it was 4 secs early and one order of mag brighter 
(9.5) than prediction.  TiPs, due 13 secs later was a no show at mag 8.5, 
nothing TiPs-like observed for approx. one minute before or after, have
they
got stealth mode on that thing?.

Iridium Tumbler:
Ir 44 t good flashes
  22:18:25.93  -4.0
	29.91  -3.0
	40.40   2.0
	44.28  -1.0
	53.52  3.0
	55.40  3.0
	56.34  ?
	58.00  ?
     19:07.00  -1
        08.00  3.0
        15.00  3.0
	23.00	-1 
Again, I will post data from the past few weeks on Iridium tumblers at the
Data page
at my website, it may not be available for a week or so though.


Interesting un-related phenomenon:
Whenever a police siren sounds in the distance the local Coyotes start up,
and
I notice that I am surrounded.

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