LB obs 2005 Nov 08

From: Leo Barhorst (leobarhorst@zonnet.nl)
Date: Tue Nov 08 2005 - 16:40:48 EST

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    A nice sunny autumn day. Clear evening, with some clouds low
    in the northwest. Venus in the southwest, moon in the south
    and Mars in the east.
    Observed four of the Iridiums of the 97-30 launch; 3 of them
    nice flashers, but difficult to get a proper period.
    
      The URL explaning the numbers :
       http://www.satobs.org/tumble/flashpm.html#PPASformat
    
    78- 18 B 05-11-08 17:19:14   LB   58.9 0.2  15  3.92  Ff, 4(5)->i
    Timings: 3.79 3.90 3.82 4.13 3.89 4.06 3.85 3.85 3.96 3.94
    3.96 7.89 3.96 3.86 sec.
    Two strange somewhat longer periods.
    
    78- 42 A 05-11-08 17:18:18   LB  102.8 0.5   2 51.4   Aaa, 4(5)->i
    Timings: [6.84 21.04 25.27] [5.80 20.98 22.83] sec.
    
    82-118 A 05-11-08 17:25:28   LB  157.3 0.5   8 19.7   AA, 4->i; 2 flashes, 2
    Timings: 7.42 9.33 19.94 41.47 14.10 14.58* 6.63* 43.82 sec.
    * = sharp flash mag 2.
    
    83- 22 A 05-11-08 17:36:20   LB  110.0 0.2  12  9.17  Ff, 3(4)->inv
    Timings: [4.79 4.58] [4.32 4.34] [4.67 4.60] [4.70 4.05] [3.24 2.25 3.77]
    [2.97 2.21 4.42] [2.49 2.22 4.49] [2.41 2.35 4.39] [2.50 6.61] [2.73 6.55]
    9.32 [5.05 3.99] sec.
    
    85- 20 A 05-11-08 17:47      LB                       almost S, 4
    87- 60 A 05-11-08 17:22:48   LB   45.1 0.5   4 11.3   AA, 5->i
    Timings: 12.61 10.30 11.23 10.97 sec.
    
    87- 74 G 05-11-08 17:59:13   LB  137.8 0.5   4 34.4   AA, 5->i
    Timings: 33.64 32.95 36.78 34.42 sec.
    
    97- 30 A 05-11-08 17:11:28   LB  209.1 0.2  15 13.94  FF, 3->i
    Timings: [9.00 6.23] [7.48 6.21] [8.05 5.78] [7.79 6.10] [7.47 6.44]
    55.28 [4.93 9.14] [4.71 7.79] [6.24 2.42 4.74] [9.22 6.31]
    14.01 13.80 sec.
    The last two timings with naked eye in the North.
    
    97- 30 E 05-11-08 17:51:12   LB                       slowly var 3->5, 1 fl
    Saw 1 flat maximum.
    
    97- 30 F 05-11-08 17:35:03   LB  160.6 0.5  12 13.39  Ff, 2(4)->i
    Timings: 12.94 [5.21 8.87] [3.24 9.90] [3.95 9.33] [4.27 8.00]
    [11.96 1.41] [6.80 2.96 4.95] [5.35 3.63 4.43] [5.11 4.62 3.67]
    [5.07 4.89 3.76] [4.75 3.90 4.42] [6.20 2.59 4.46] sec.
    Timed some more flashes, but hard to fit in.
    4.08 4.32 13.48 1.71 3.20 13.49 13.45 15.32 sec.
    The last 6 timings with naked eye in the north.
    
    97- 30 G 05-11-08 17:15:28   LB   70.8 0.5   6 11.8   AA, 4->i
    Timings: [5.36 6.04] [9.58 2.43] [2.85 3.14 5.68] [3.56 3.30 4.92]
    [3.25 3.39 5.15] [6.20 5.90] sec.
    
    99- 45 B 05-11-08 17:27:17   LB  106.4 0.5  12  8.87  AA, 4->i
    Timings: 8.91 8.49 9.21 8.67 8.72 9.18 8.84 9.24 8.69 18.10 8.34 sec.
    
    2005: 828 obs
    PPAS: 14419 obs
    
    Greetings and clear, dark skies
    Leo Barhorst, Medemblik NL
    Cospar 4252 52.76350 N 5.09114 E 2 m ASL
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