BWGS observing program May 1996

Bart De Pontieu (BDP@MPEPL)
Mon, 20 May 1996 16:13:28 +0100 (CET)

Observing Program of the BWGS

The Belgian Working Group Satellites has been active in collecting flash
period measurements since 1987. Our priority list contains over 200

New in the E-mail archive : Overview of BWGS program (including recent 
Send a message with Subject: archive get program/program.*
Send a message with Subject: archive get program/satapr96.txt
to the same address, to get accompanying notes by Leo Barhorst (Satorama).
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to the same address for the first update to PPAS 6, which contains all 
new PPAS-observations.

Or ftp these files anonymously from in the directory

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Priority codes :

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       additional code for DRA project 

Changes in this month's program :

65- 98 C/01807: some very strange observations    
78- 89 A/06275: scatter in observations           
79- 30 B/11327: beginners object again            
83-  4 A/13777: IRAS, short period acc to LB      
87- 88 A/18421: short period now ?                        
89- 28 B/19922: MM jump, to be checked            
90- 23 B/20528: some obs hp ?                     
92- 30 J/21984: nicely going up                   
94- 28 A/23101: long period ?
95- 72 C/23753: nicely going up
96- 14 B/23815: flashing acc to RE       
96- 17 B/23828: almost S
96- 24 B/23852: new, MSX rocket
96- 25 B/23854: new, Cosmos 2332 r    
Observers of April 1996

BD:	Bram Dorreman, Achel, Belgium
HK*:	Horst Koehnke
JEV:    Jim Varney, Sacramento, California, USA 
JVS:    Jan Vansteelandt, Gistel, Belgium               
KJ:     Kurt Jonckheere, Ostend, Belgium      
LB:     Leo Barhorst, Alkmaar, The Netherlands
MPM:	Michael P. Murphy
MR:	Mike Rosseel, Ostend, Belgium
RE:     Russell Eberst, Edinburgh, Scotland
RK:     Rainer Kracht, Elmshorn, Germany 
TC:     Tristan Cools, Brugge, Belgium
WN:	Walter Nissen, Ohio, USA
WV:     Willy Verhaeghen, Wetteren, Belgium

Total number of observations: 666; mostly due to the large number of "old"
obs of the late Horst Koehnke. 

Next deadline for sending in observations: June 10, 1996. 
Please send observations to

[Note by LB:
This is my first Satorama. I hope to improve it in the coming months as I
have to get used to the programs. More time is needed to fully implement
and keep updated the Special remarks and top-priority objects. ]
    Leo Barhorst (
  & Bart De Pontieu

Bart De Pontieu --  Max-Planck-Institute for extraterrestrial Physics, Garching --
BWGS-coordinator -- Flash editor -- SeeSat-L administrator -- would-be-observer
                "I peer roun' trees, I kneel in the dark;"
              "Stopwatch running, I don't go to the lava-try."
                 "On weekend nights I go out sat-viewin';"
                      "How odd my family thinks of me!"
         CHORUS:     "He's a sat-watcher, and he's okay,"
               "He 'Quicksats' all night and he sleeps all day!  -- Jim Varney