Re:acceleration of 91-19 B = 21153 and 93- 36 B = 22676 ?

Kurt Jonckheere (kjonckheere@unicall.be)
Wed, 29 Oct 1997 21:20:58 GMT

hello,

No farmers tonight, so I was able to make an obs of 91- 19 B = 21153
= Nadezha 3 C1 rocket
It was a very low pass (about 25 degrees above horizon) and as it moved
further away, I could easily deduce the synodic effect from my
observations.
I had a period of about 18 seconds, so it IS still ACCELERATING.
ALL OBSERVATIONS OF THIS OBJECT ARE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED !!


93- 36 B = 22676
Some minutes later I had a pass of 93- 36 B for about a minute before
it entered shadow.  Because of clouds I could time only 3 maxima :
0.0 ; 17.0 ; 54.8 each +- 2.0 seconds.  Because of the clouds I'm
not sure if I missed some flashes.  
Maybe the period is about 18 seconds ?  (3 x 18 = 54 sec), which 
would also mean an acceleration.
Can somebody confirm ?

                                              period
91- 19 B 97-10-18 19:08:35   LB   72.3 0.5   1 72.3   AA, mag 3->inv
91- 19 B 97-10-20 18:20:22   LB   62.9 0.5   1 62.9   AA, mag 4->inv
91- 19 B 97-10-27 17:57:12   LB   89.9 0.5   4 22.5   AA, mag 4->inv
91- 19 B 97-10-27 17:58      KJ  319.1 0.5  14 22.8   mag 4.5->inv
91- 19 B 97-10-28 18:25:24   LB  113.9 0.5   6 19.0   AA, mag 3->inv
91- 19 B 97-10-29 18:53      KJ  142.4 0.8   8 17.8   mag +4.5->inv
91- 19 B 97-10-29 18:55      KJ  148.6 0.8   8 18.6   synodic effect


22676
1 22676U 93036B   97301.10672355 +.00000394 +00000-0 +15947-3 0 07138
2 22676 074.0382 314.5658 0020497 302.6907 057.2266 14.30926646228124


happy observing,

Kurt Jonckheere