Obs Jun 14+15

From: Leo Barhorst (leobarhorst@zonnet.nl)
Date: Tue Jun 15 2004 - 16:07:05 EDT

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    A beautifull night with clear skies.
    I slept a few hours in the evening, so I could stay up late.
    Just after midnight UT haze came in and I stopped observing.
    Saw several of the Zenit-2 rockets and some high Centaurs.
    The URL explaning the numbers :
    http://www.satobs.org/tumble/flashpm.html#PPASformat
    
    00-  6 B 04-06-14 21:54      LB                       S, 4
    01- 23 B 04-06-14 21:46:51   LB   25.1 0.5   1 25.1   AA, 4->i
    After the first flashes I lost it.
    
    01- 56 F 04-06-14 21:34:10   LB  142.4 0.5   4 35.6   AA, 3->8
    Timings: 33.57 36.25 35.92 36.67 sec.
    
    01- 56 F 04-06-14 23:19:09   LB  208.8 0.5   6 34.8   AA, 4->7
    Timings: 35.84 35.35 34.90 31.40 36.03 35.25 sec.
    
    04- 12 C 04-06-14 21:08:43   LB   86.1 0.2  19  4.53  FF, 3->7
    Timings: 3.68 4.93 3.80 4.70 4.56 4.75 4.31 4.56 4.73 4.55 4.66
    4.45 4.76 4.74 4.51 4.59 4.41 5.20 4.25 sec.
    
    04- 12 C 04-06-14 22:53:54   LB   92.8 0.2  20  4.64  Ff, 4->6
    Timings: 4.48 5.03 4.00 4.84 4.62 4.25 4.92 4.41 4.84 4.50
    4.80 4.67 4.42 4.55 4.96 4.61 4.89 4.80 4.20 4.98 sec.
    
    78- 16 C 04-06-14 22:09:15   LB  205.5 0.2  20 10.27  FF, 5->8
    Timings: 10.11 10.16 10.14 10.51 10.49 9.97 10.33 20.44 10.33
    10.29 10.17 10.38 10.33 10.12 11.72 8.91 10.25 10.25 10.59 sec.
    Missed 1 flash. Some irregularities.
    
    78- 16 C 04-06-15 00:04:13   LB  163.8 0.2  16 10.24  FF, 5(6)->8, ssm
    Timings: 9.72 10.48 10.05 10.29 10.33 10.42 10.03 10.41 10.11 10.38
    10.21 10.00 10.32 10.68 10.21 10.12 sec.
    
    78- 18 B 04-06-14 23:57:57   LB   86.4 0.2  23  3.76  FF, 5->i
    Timings: 7.49 7.49 7.63 3.66 3.75 3.66 3.81 3.83 3.71 3.81 3.66
    3.77 3.81 3.75 3.86 3.73 3.75 3.69 3.86 3.72 sec.
    Not easy to measure at the beginning, later much better and sharper
    and brighter flashes.
    
    81- 50 B 04-06-14 23:33:54   LB  302.9 0.2  40  7.57  FF, 5(6)->i
    Timings: 14.96 7.40 16.04 6.82 7.44 22.88 7.43 14.89 8.00 7.10
    8.00 7.21 7.83 7.08 7.92 7.40 23.23 15.04 15.04 15.02 15.25
    7.85 4.83 10.02 7.38 7.44 7.64 7.54 8.22 sec.
    Series of bright flashes and dim flashes.
    
    83-  1 B 04-06-14 23:43      LB                       S, 7
    87- 74 G 04-06-14 23:48:36   LB   81.7 0.5   4 20.4   AA, 6->7, Irr, N?
    Timings: 23.25 18.42 12.98 8.11 10.95 7.97 sec.
    Dtm and Irr pattern.
    
    93- 56 B 04-06-14 22:36:18   LB  312.9 0.2  55  5.688 Ff, 4(5)->i
    Timings: 5.69 11.09 6.31 10.62 5.78 11.13 6.59 11.52 5.60 10.36
    6.52 10.75 4.42 12.19 6.53 11.52 4.68 11.74 5.42 13.16 5.14 10.91
    6.53 12.11 15.58 5.68 13.61 15.08 19.80 14.47 22.23 sec.
    Perhaps P = 16 to 17 sec is better?
    
    95- 32 B 04-06-14 22:19      LB                       almost S, 6
    96- 52 C 04-06-15 00:11      LB                       var, 5->6
    98- 43 G 04-06-14 21:14      LB                       S, 3
    98- 72 C 04-06-14 23:05      LB                       S, 7
    
    2004: 268 obs
    PPAS: 13324 obs
    
    Greetings and clear, dark skies
    Leo Barhorst, Medemblik NL
    Cospar 4252 52.76350 N 5.09114 E 2 m ASL
    http://www.home.zonnet.nl/leobarhorst/index.html
    
    
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