Obs 971027

Leo Barhorst (leobarhorst@pi.net)
Mon, 27 Oct 1997 22:27:48 +0100

Cristall clear evening.
A pity summertime has ended. It was already dark whwn I got home from work.
But I could still do some observations.

While following 94- 77 B I saw it overtake a fainter sat at almost the same track.
Running Skymap afterwards showed it to be 00426 = 62- 49 B, Alouette 1 rocket.


62- 49 B 97-10-27 17:50      LB                       almost S, mag 6
85- 94 G 97-10-27 18:08:24   LB   59.8 0.5   2 29.9   AA, mag 6->inv
86- 19BJ 97-10-27 19:39:36   LB   29.1 0.2  10  2.91  FF, mag 6->inv
86- 61 A 97-10-27 19:28:55   LB   33.3 0.2  20  1.66  'FFF-'F, mag 5->inv
87-  6 B 97-10-27 19:06:04   LB   74.3 0.5   2 37.2   AA, mag 5->inv
88-  1 A 97-10-27 17:46      LB                       almost S, mag 2
90-  4 B 97-10-27 18:14:10   LB   89.9 0.5   6 15.0   AA, mag 5->7
91- 19 B 97-10-27 17:57:12   LB   89.9 0.5   4 22.5   AA, mag 4->inv
91- 59 B 97-10-27 19:21:45   LB  166.7 1.0   2 83.3   MM, mag 4->inv
92- 30 J 97-10-27 19:26:17   LB  113.6 0.5   4 28.4   AA, mag 4->inv
92- 73 B 97-10-27 19:14:56   LB  129.7 1.0   2 64.9   MM, mag 4->inv
93- 67 B 97-10-27 18:58      LB                       almost S, mag 4
94- 77 B 97-10-27 17:50      LB                       S, mag 3
96- 46 C 97-10-27 17:54      LB                       S, mag 5


Saw the following Iridiums, no flares:
NORAD  date      time  Dir aI eI aM  eM  aS  eS Phs Dur Mag  Obs COSPAR Ir
xxxxx yy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss x xxx xx xxx xx xxx -xx xxx  tt Sn.n III yynnnx xx
24870 97-10-27 18:24    S        231 72     -19         ~S7  LB  97034B 17
24873 97-10-27 18:31    S        283 49     -20          S5  LB  97034E 21
24869 97-10-27 18:33    S        258 63     -21          S6  Lb  97034A 15


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Greetings and clear skies
Leo Barhorst       Alkmaar    The Netherlands
52.65 North        4.47 East  3 m ASL
Every day I wonder about what I see in the sky