PPASObs BD (4160) Nanosail 2011-06-03

From: Bram Dorreman (bram.dorreman@gmail.com)
Date: Sat Jun 04 2011 - 08:59:18 UTC

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    On the evening of 2011-06-03:
    I found Nansail (10062L) in its early and late evening transit.
    I picked it up below Vega
    This time I was able to find a flash period. Unexpectedly it has its
    maxima easily visible to the naked eye. It reached magnitude +1.2
    My PPAS report:
    yy-nnncc yy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss.s ooo sss.s s.s nnn ff.fff comments
    10- 62 L 11-06-03 20:58:43.5 BD   70.2 0.0  52  1.34  A; +1.2->inv
    The second transit was also visible but with rather faint maxima.
    I could not find a flash period as it was too irregular to me.
    The flash period is less than yesterday and the day before. It suggests
    that the object is rotating faster.
    Bram Dorreman
    Site 4160: 51.27931 N, 5.47683 E, 35 m (WGS84)
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