PPAS reports

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Mon Nov 24 2003 - 06:02:32 EST

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    13923, NOAA 8
    83- 22 A 03-11-23 01:43:38   EC   95.9 0.4   8 12.0   
    6 sec. 3 sec. 3 sec., 6-3-3, etc.
    
    above from E. Ney Museum grounds; below 
    from BCRC: 30.315N, 97.866W, 280m
    
    23466, Tsikada Rk
    95-  2 D 03-11-24 00:38:33   EC   90.5 0.2   4 22.6   asymm
    Timings (two columns to show asymmetry) --
    11.07 11.64
    11.00 11.58
    11.08 11.51
    11.00 11.64
    
    25319, Iridium 69 "?"
    98- 26 A 03-11-24 01:42:08   EC  186.4 3.0   5 37     -3->inv
    The last three were mags -3, -3, +1.  The actual flash
    period wasn't well defined with my clicks.
    
    22788, UFO 2 Rk
    93- 56 B 03-11-24 02:01:21   EC  180.4 0.3  22  8.20  +4.0->inv
    (Don't know what my problem was with timing it a couple 
    of nights ago.)
    
    12497, Intelsat 501 Rk
    81- 50 B 03-11-24 02:42:49   EC   87.9 0.3   6 14.7   asymm
    Timings (two columns to show pronounced asymmetry) --
    
    6.23 8.16
    6.44 8.41
    6.32 8.26
    6.34 8.43
    6.30 8.44
    6.26 8.36
    6.17
    
    There was a really nice -6 or -7 flare from Iridium 25 (97-043B,
    24904).
    
    Mike showed me Vanguard 2 Rk (59-001B, 00012) in his telescope,
    as well as some others, including a nice tumbling classified
    near-geosynch Centaur (03-041B, 27938, USA 171 Rk).
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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