Observing Program of the BWGS

Kurt Jonckheere (kjonckheere@unicall.be)
Fri, 21 Mar 1997 18:45:45 +0100

Observing Program of the BWGS
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The Belgian Working Group Satellites has been active in collecting flash
period measurements since 1987. Our priority list contains over 200
satellites. 

New in the E-mail archive : Overview of BWGS program (including recent 
observations)

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SATORAMA

Our observing programme can be found in the Program.rob file.
It is subdivided in categories, the codes of which can be found below.

b       flashing object for beginners
d       difficult to measure
S       steady object, potentially flashing in the future
?       flash period is unknown or uncertain
-       long flash period (>40 s)
!       top-priority object
	regular object
x       DRA object

Special remarks

New objects :
59-  9 A       NEW, flashing according to Vince Gardiner
66- 82 B       NEW, flashing according to Russell Eberst
70- 25CD       4719 NEW ; flashing
70- 89 B       4597 NEW ; MMJUMP, but still long period ?

Top-priority objects :
87-  6 B !     17304/C1 K1814; NEW; MMJUMP !?
82- 55 B !     13260/C1 Kosmos 1375, seen with short period by LB
84- 56 B !     15032/C1 Kosmos 1570: accelerated according to Leo
87-  6 B !     17304/C1 K1814; NEW; MMJUMP !?
87- 49 B !     18096/C1 Kosmos 1850: accelerating again !
87- 60 A !     18187/Cosmos 1867; still accelerating
87- 98 B !     18586/C1 Kosmos 1898: still accelerating
88- 53 B !     19257/C1 Kosmos 1954: still accelerating
90- 78 B !     20775/C1 Kosmos 2098: could have accelerated
90- 83 B !     20805/C1 Kosmos 2100: acceleration confirmed by Kurt J
91-  7 B !     21090/C1 Kodmos 2123 : has accelerated !
93- 36 B !     22676/C1 Kosmos 2251 : MMjump, accelerating ?
93- 70 B !     22889/C1 Kosmos 2266: MMjump, also accelerated ?
94- 41 B !x    23180/C1 Nadezhda 4: going down ?


Observers of February/March 1997
BD:    Bram Dorreman, Achel, Belgium
JHR:   Jay Respler, USA
KJ:    Kurt Jonckheere, Antwerp, Belgium
LB:    Leo Barhorst, Alkmaar, The Netherlands
RE:    Russell Eberst, Edinburgh, Scotland
TC:    Tristan Cools, Brugge, Belgium
RGL:   Ron Lee, USA
VAG:   Vince Gardiner, Coffs Harbour, Australia
WV:    Willy Verhaegen, Wetteren, Belgium

Total number of observations received: 232

Next deadline for sending in observations: April 10, 1997 to Kurt Jonckheere
Sanderusstraat 15, bus 3, B-2018 Antwerpen, Belgium
or by e-mail to ppas@cds.plasma.mpe-garching.mpg.de

All observations are appreciated very much.

If you send your observations to Seesat-L, please also send them
DIRECTLY to ppas@cds.plasma.mpe-garching.mpg.de.  This is just a
small amount of additional work for you, but it makes live much easier
for me.

Happy observing,

Kurt Jonckheere (kjonckheere@unicall.be)
Observations collector for the Belgian Working Group Satellites

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