Re: Ariane 1 Deb - Stray Flasher

From: Don Gardner (mir16609@verizon.net)
Date: Mon Mar 20 2006 - 13:39:59 EST

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    In PPAS format:
    85-056 C 06-03-19 01:37:23.58JDG  21.7 0.3  30  0.72 +9.5->+12.0
    85-056 C 06-03-19 01:38:35.63JDG  18.4 0.3  23  0.80 +9.5->+12.0
     
    Description of PPAS format:
    http://www.satobs.org/tumble/flashpm.html#PPASformat
    
    I happend to observe this object again on Saturday Night from Alpha
    Ridge Park (39.3058 N, 76.8992 W, 146 mALS).  It seems to flicker
    rather than flash making it (for me) difficult to time.
    
    >ARIANE 1 DEB (17255, 85056C)
    >Range 17716 km
    >Az 219, El 36
    >Approx Flash period 1 – 2 sec
    >10.5. mag
    >Time 01:05:40 UTC, 18 March 2005
    >
    >This object wandered through my field of view while I was waiting
    >for GOES 11 to flash.  Its predicted brightness was 14 mag so it
    >would seem to be brighter than advertised.
    
    
    Don Gardner
    39.1799 N,  76.8406 W   100 mALS
    
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