Flasher (UnId)

Jim Nix (nixj@bellsouth.net)
Sun, 15 Nov 1998 05:36:53 -0600

Hi John & all,

Some candidates for the flashing UnId posted by John
(vansluytman@juno.com)

Himawari1 RkD   10:27 180-55 time is close but elevation is higher.
Galaxy 9 Rk         10:34 180-30, I observed this on Oct 11, and it was
steady, no flashing
HST                     10:39 180-11     I've observed this several
times and it will vary in mag
OAO2                 10:05 180-20  The OAO's (1&2) have been noted to
flash once in a while.

I had a similar flashing UnId (I timed the flashes for just under two
minutes)
moving SW to SE at elevation 25 to 30 back on Oct 9 and no one seemed to
be
able to ID it. The candidates for this were Galaxy 9 (96033B) Transtage
4 DB
(01680) Courier 1B RK but none of them flashed and were all off by
several
minutes of the observed track.  Here was my posting at the time.

10/98      35.3163567N 89.886261W 100m
9
UNKNOWN
UNID 011124 190639-244116 2.5 INV F positions APPROX.
UNID 011304 192535-255345 2.8 INV F positions APPROX.

UNID 011303 98-10-9 JN 150" 23 6.5217
01:10:34, 40, 47, 53
01:11:00, 7, 13, 20, 28, 33, 40, 46, 53, 59
01:1205, 12, 18, 25, 32, 38, 45, 52, 58
01:13:04

    I'm going to recheck both obs and extend my mag limitations to 100
and see what shows up.

Regards

Jim
35.3163567N 89.886261W 100m