Raduga 27 obs

From: Greg Roberts (grr@iafrica.com)
Date: Wed Mar 12 2003 - 02:10:00 EST

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    Observations Raduga 27   
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    CoSaTrak 1, 85mm f/1.6 lens with 0.003 lux CCD surveillance camera.
              
    Conditions - good - Seeing good   
    
    Cospar Site #0433  Long 18.5129 E, Lat 33.9406 S, altitude 10 metres
    
    Observations Raduga 27:
    
    It was NOT observed continually so I am not aware of behaviour at other
    times.
    
    Here are times of activity seen:
    
    05 March 2003
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    21h54m07.0s- 21h54m08.9 UT - 3 weak flashes, magnitude about +8.2
    21 55 07.6 - 21 55 09.5    - 3
    21 56 08.2 - 21 56 10.0    - 2
    21 57 08.8 - 21 57 10.4    - 3
    21 58 09.4 - 21 58 11.1    - 3
    21 59 10.2 - 21 59 11.6    - 3
    22 00 10.6 - 22 00 12.3    - 3  
    
    moved to another satellite for a while then back again to Raduga 27
    
    22h31m29.9s- 22h31m30.5 UT - 1 flash at about magnitude +7.5
    22 32 30.5 - 22 32 31.0    - 1
    22 33 31.2 - 22 33 31.6    - 1
    22 34 31.8 - 22 34 32.3    - 1
    22 35 32.4 - 22 35 32.9    - 1   
    
    moved to another satellite then back to Raduga 27
    
    22h37m33.6s- 22h37m34.0 UT - 1
    observed through but timings not determined till
    22 59 47.0 - 22 59 47.5    - 1
    23 00 47.7 - 23 00 48.2    - 1
    23 01 48.4 - 23 01 48.8    - 1
    then stopped observing 
    
    the two times given for each flash/flashes is the time first and last 
    detected on the video and the 3 or 1 indicates whether 3 or 1 flash 
    seen.
    
    No activity seen 5 March 2003 during 19h48m00UT to 19h50m00UT
    
    09 March 2003:
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    No activity seen 19h07m UT - 19h13m UT nor
                              19h53m30s UT - 19h57m00s UT.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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