Feng Yun 1A Rk, Cosmos 1777 Rk, FAST

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Sat Jun 23 2001 - 02:25:47 PDT

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    In the last several night I've tried timing Feng Yun 1A Rk 
    (19468, a.k.a. FY 1-1 Rk, or CZ-4 1 R/B, etc.) four or five 
    times and obtained somewhat different results each time.  Last 
    night (Friday evening June 22 local time) Mike McCants got 
    about 45 seconds, I think, and finally I got three cycles and 
    88- 80 B 01-06-23 03:05:58   EC  137.9 1.0   3 46.0   +5->inv
    (I probably should have put 3 or 4 seconds error instead of 
    just 1 second.)
    Cosmos 1777 Rk (16953) tumbled slowly last night.  As I only 
    got one cycle of its long period, this is rough:
    86- 70 B 01-06-23 03:19:59   EC   65.9 9.0   1 66     +5->inv
    Mike got FAST (24285, 96-049A) in his telescope.  I don't 
    think I had ever seen it before.  It's a "Wow!" object!  Mike 
    got about 0.6 second period, and before the pass was over, it 
    did some +4 flashes!  
    There were variable high, thin clouds through the whole 
    session, but never mind, I had some UNIDs anyway....  
    BCRC location: 30.3157N, 97.8663W, 280m.
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
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