Satobs Site 2751 2005 May 08

From: Bruce MacDonald (macdonalddevizes@tiscali.co.uk)
Date: Sun May 08 2005 - 18:10:33 EDT

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    It has been a long time since my last obs for various reasons but this
    evening I managed to bag some of Lacrosse 5:
    
    28646 05 016A   2751 G 20050508211550720 17 25 2310233+823050 77 S+045 05
    28646 05 016A   2751 G 20050508211650960 17 25 1931603+631322 67 S+045 05
    28646 05 016A   2751 G 20050508211708410 17 25 1921134+574419 67 S+035 05
    28646 05 016A   2751 G 20050508211736590 17 25 1911864+495025 18 S+035 05
    
    80mm refractor and 32mm Plossl eyepiece.  Very clear conditions; temperature
    5.3 degrees C.
    
    I also tried to observe USA 129 near Corvus.  I picked up an object but I
    gave up following it as it was flaring repeatedly and rapidly to around mag
    1.  But a check against SkyMap suggests that this probably was USA 129.  I
    have not seen this behaviour in this object before - I thought for a moment
    that it was tumbling.
    
    Best wishes
    
    Bruce
    
    Bruce MacDonald
    COSPAR Site 2751
    Devizes, Wiltshire, UK
    51.3440 N 1.9849 W 125m (WGS84)
    
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