Re: atlas centaur 2AS appear steady, observed more flashing from Molyina 1-88

Date: Wed Jul 13 2005 - 08:40:24 EDT

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    If you, and/or others at different lat/longs, can give more accurate times 
    of the start+end
    of brightest flashes (even better: RA/dec), or over a period of several 
    I should be able to determine how the flash geometry varies with lat/long/date, and
    eventually the rotation axis and flash surface orientation.
    Oddly enough "your" passes were also close to alp Her from my location 18.6
    E, 59.2N
    (from Jul 7 06:11 to Jul 15 05:36 within 0.5 degrees), but at that time 
    I have
    brilliant daylight, and 12h earlier the Sun is also far from setting.
    >I then observed bright flashes from Molyina 1-88, between roughly 5:45 to 6:
    00 UTC. It flashes
    >early every night, at least that what I get from observing it, on 5 different 
    night now.
    >It was flashing near a magnitude 3.3 star called alf her. 
    >RA (J2000.0): 17 14 38.86
    >declination +14 23 24.9
    >It flashes around there were at least as bright as mag 5.
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