Obs May 18

From: Leo Barhorst (leobarhorst@zonnet.nl)
Date: Wed May 19 2004 - 14:48:01 EDT

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    Another clear night yesterday.
    Comet NEAT was just visible with unaided eye at mag 5
    Saw ISS at 21:54 UT on a brillant S, mag -3 pass.
    Due to daylight saving time and early to work I could do
    only a few obs.
    Now it is clouded again.
    
    What PPAS numbers mean: http://www.satobs.org/tumble/flashpm.html#PPASformat
    
    
    01- 56 F 04-05-18 21:22:08   LB  180.1 0.5   6 30.0   AA, 3->7
    Timings: 28.25 29.13 31.00 29.91 30.50 31.34 sec.
    
    02- 54 C 04-05-18 21:25:55   LB   91.4 0.5  10  9.14  AA, 4->i
    Timings: 9.01 8.53 10.05 8.69 9.61 7.96 10.90 8.31 8.46 9.89 sec.
    Possible complex pattern of around 18.3 sec.
    
    03-  9 C 04-05-18 21:29:34.89LB                       S, 4, 1 flare, 2
    03-  9 D 04-05-18 21:45      LB                       var, 3->5
    84-123 A 04-05-18 20:54:04   LB   30.5 0.2   3 10.2   FA, 3->i
    Timings: 20.66 9.80 sec.
    
    86- 61 A 04-05-18 21:13:45   LB   37.5 0.2  18  2.08  'FFF-'F, 4->i
    Timings: 4.65 1.82 1.78 1.72 2.10 1.68 2.15 3.79 2.24 2.48 1.74
    2.17 2.22 2.18 2.60 2.13 sec.
    
    96- 71 B 04-05-18 21:09:38   LB   62.7 0.5   2 31.4   AA, 5->i
    Timings: 32.41 30.22 sec.
    
    97- 30 G 04-05-18 22:00:36   LB   64.5 0.2  54  1.195 FF, 3->i, sm, N?
    Timings:  2.62 2.99 2.19 3.57 1.82 3.95 1.45 4.37 1.26 4.56 1.10 4.38
    4.14 5.65 3.86 1.79 3.56 2.12 3.42 2.25 3.43 sec.
    Not all sm timed.
    
    97- 77 B 04-05-18 22:09:23   LB
    AA,4->almostS,5->FF2->i
    Timings: 13.42 10.09 6.31 74.74 19.25 13.38 18.00 3.41 14.30 14.97
    24.85 14.86 22.69 11.75 sec.
    Was for more than a minute almost S, 5; than starts flashing again.
    Difficult to get a period.
    
    98- 43 G 04-05-18 20:27      LB                       S, 4
    98- 76 B 04-05-18 21:37:27   LB  223.7 0.5   4 55.9   AA, 4->8
    Timings: 56.02 53.02 57.90 56.71 sec.
    
    
    2004: 221 obs
    PPAS: 13277 obs
    
    Greetings and clear, dark skies
    Leo Barhorst, Medemblik NL
    Cospar 4252 52.76350 N 5.09114 E 2 m ASL
    http://www.home.zonnet.nl/leobarhorst/index.html
    
    
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