TiPS observations

Rainer Kracht (R.Kracht@t-online.de)
Fri, 28 Jun 96 16:12 +0100

I observed the TiPS tether June 27 22:02:29.65 UTC about 0.1 deg
above kappa Cas with 10x50B. The sky was rather bright (Sun 10.9 deg
below my horizon), limit. mag about 7.5, thether mag about 7,
phase angle 111 deg, range 1510 km.

One rev later (Sun -12.7 deg, limit mag 8.5) the thether was
unvisible with my 10x50B. TiPS was irreg. flashing with brightest 
flashes about mag 5. It passed in front of SAO 71273 at 23:52:43.00 UTC
(RA 21:23:17.4, D 39d20'57" 2000.0).
phase angle 75 deg, range 1150 km

Pierre Neirinck timed several flashes at 23:50 with FP = 6.73 +/- 0.2 sec.

elset from 3 observations June 26 09:07 to June 27 23:53

TiPS          
1 96290U 96029  ? 96180.00000000  .00001293  00000-0  16271-2 0    03
2 96290  63.4153 151.2871 0003344 241.5665 261.0312 13.63752718    06


 Rainer Kracht   1996 June 28
 R.Kracht@t-online.de
 +9.6626E, +53.7695N, 9m