Re: 92-053B Cosmos 2208 Rk flash period

From: Tristan Cools (t.cools@yucom.be)
Date: Wed May 16 2001 - 13:45:36 PDT

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    At 03:44 16/05/01 -0500, you wrote:
    
    >There don't seem to be many flash timings of Cosmos 2208 Rk 
    >(92-053B, 22081) in recent years.  Unless I was timing the wrong 
    >object with about 4.5-second flash period, here's what I got last 
    >night:
    >
    >92- 53 B 01-05-16 02:32:58.4 EC   98.2 0.7  22  4.46  mag +4.5->inv
    >
    
    
    Thanks Ed for the observation.  This is probably not a mis-identification.
    
    This satellite has been removed from the BWGS program some time ago but now
    it is a Top Priority object again.
    
    The last observation which was made before you has been done by Bram
    Dorreman in August 2000.  At that time it was observed with a flash period
    of 11.35s.  It seems that it has been accelerting againg, and maybe it
    still is !
    
    So, a *very very very* important object to observe !
    
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    Greetings,
    Tristan Cools t.cools@yucom.be
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