Re: 96 17B, 93 42C, 65 65C

JAY RESPLER (jrespler@injersey.com)
Mon, 13 May 1996 00:39:00 -0400 (EDT)

On Sat, 11 May 1996, Jim Varney wrote:

> 65 65C, 1510, Dodecapole 2.  The most recent observation in the PPAS was in
> 1975 with P = 19.9 sec.  Something happened in the last 20 years:
> 
> 65- 65 C 96-05-09 05:08      JEV  73.4 0.2  40  3.67 6->inv, FF'__FF'f__ 
> 
> Might be worthwhile to watch this one for awhile.
> 
> Dodecapole 2
> 1 01510U 65065  C 96124.10555592  .00000925  00000-0  11010-2 0  9185
> 2 01510  90.0136   2.6777 0052439 133.7199 226.8335 13.66088101509910

I wasn't reporting obs a few years ago, but I saw this sat 3 times in 12/91.

In the east, 63 deg elev, fainter than mag 9, irregular flicker to mag 5.

West, 36 deg elev, fainter than mag 9, flashing to about mag 5 with a 
period of from 1/2 to 4 seconds.

West. 81 deg elev, flashing to mag 6.

Not in PPAS format but can you use these obs at all?

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