Observing Program of the BWGS

Tue, 31 Oct 1995 20:34:34 +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 archive :

1. Overview of BWGS program (including recent observations)
Send a message with Subject: archive get program/program.*
to SeeSat-L-request@iris01.plasma.mpe-garching.mpg.de
Send a message with Subject: archive get program/satoct95.txt
to the same address, to get accompanying notes by Tristan Cools (Satorama).

2. PPAS-updates 8 and 9 

Send a message with Subject: archive get ppas/ppas5-09.obs
to SeeSat-L-request@iris01.plasma.mpe-garching.mpg.de
to get the most recent update to our database of Flash Period 
Observations (PPAS). 

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 :

69-103A: new, variations seen by MM
71-120B: new, A1 Vostok, discovered by Mike McCants
76-091A: flashes confirmed by Russell Eberst       
78-109J: seen S by Kurt Jonckheere; no acceleration
79-012A: new, flashing according to MM and RE      
81-033B: small amplitude                           
83-090A: new, Molniya 3-21 seen by Rainer Kracht   
84-065C: new, short period according to RE         
86-018A: new, long period acc to Walter Nissen     
86-030B: new, long period                          
87-052A: new, boosted RORSAT                       
87-074G: somtimes sa                               
87-106B: new, long period                          
91-009J: no accelerations confirmed, tm, dtm       
92-036B: deleted, S                                
93-026A: flashes to be confirmed !
94-066B: deleted, S
94-074B: had a small acceleration, first Zenit to do so !
95-008B: were are the observations ?
95-012B: same remark as 95-008B !
95-018B: deleted because re-entered
95-033D: no observations yet
95-046C: new, F2 Tsyklon Sich 1, probably steady
95-052B: new, C1 Kosmos 2321, probably fl in wrong orbit !

Observers of September-October 95 :

DB:     David M. Brierley, Colorado Springs, USA
DSB:    Douglas Biggerstaf, Toronto, Canada     
JEV:    Jim Varney, Sacramento, California, USA 
JVS:    Jan Van Steelandt, Gistel, Belgium      
KJ:     Kurt Jonckheere, Oostende, Belgium      
LS:     Lutz Schindler, Braunschweig, Germany   
MM:     Mike McCants, Austin, Texas, USA          
RE:     Russell Eberst, Edinburgh, Scotland
RK:     Rainer Kracht, Elmshorn, Germany
TC:     Tristan Cools, Brugge, Belgium
WN:     Walter Nissen, Ohio, USA

Total number of observations: 132
Next deadline for sending in observations: 12 November 1995

Send observations to (please note the changed address) :

	Tristan Cools
	Pater Damiaanstraat 11
	8000   Bruges, Belgium
        Phone: +32 50 331096 (includes answering machine)
        E-mail: tcools@nic.INbe.net
    Tristan Cools
  & Bart De Pontieu