96072 A observation with bright flash

Bram Dorreman (a183231@nlevdpsb.snads.philips.nl)
Sat, 8 Mar 1997 17:00:08 -0100

Object: 96- 72 A observation with bright flash
Here my 1st report of 96- 72 A positions and
brightness estimates:
   UT
20h 04m 38.6s    12h 56m 30s   +65g 25'  -4.0   !!
20h 05m 26.1s    15h 17m 00s   +72g 10'  +4.5
 
21h 42m 02.4s    03h 13m 40s   +39g 10'  +7.8
21h 42m 13.7s    03h 05m 20s   +40g 35'  +7.8
 
The bright flash lasted for about 2 seconds.
 
The star atlas Epoch is 2000.0 (Uranometria 2000)
I observed with 7 x 50 binoculars.
 
How can this satellite been kept secret?! ;-)
 
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--  Bram Dorreman, COSPAR station 4160, Achel 1
--  latitude 51d 15' 49" north  longitude 5d 28' 38" east
--          +51.26361 degrees            -5.47722 degrees
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