Recent observations

Leo Barhorst (leobarhorst@pi.net)
Tue, 03 Sep 1996 21:19:51 +0200

Observations Sep 01, 02 and 03

81- 59 A 96-09-02 20:46:57   LB   87.1 0.1  50  1.742 FF, mag 4->inv
Easy to measure, nice flashes

84-109 B 96-09-02 19:59:30   LB   83.8 0.5   4 21.0   AA, mag 5->inv
85- 75 A 96-09-02 19:52      LB                       slowly var, mag 
6->7
86- 19 B 96-09-02 20:13:24   LB  113.5 0.1  10 11.35  FF, mag 3->inv
Nice, bright flasher

87- 18 A 96-09-02 19:55:21   LB   29.4 0.2   1 29.4   F'ffF', mag 
4(6)->inv
Distinct secondary flashes; very sharp primary flashes

90-  4 B 96-09-01 02:45:22   LB  102.2 0.5  10 10.2   AA, mag 4->inv
See also the DRA-obs; real period 10.5 sec

90- 13 A 96-09-02 21:01:34   LB  110.5 0.5   4 27.6   AA, mag 4->7
90- 23 B 96-09-02 19:44:01   LB   86.8 0.5   2 43.4   AA, mag 4->inv
90- 29 J 96-09-02 20:38      LB                       almost S, mag 7
Faint object, small var; could not be measured

92- 30 J 96-09-02 20:06:00   LB   98.8 0.2  10  9.88  FF, mag 7->inv
Was very faint in this pass, not all flashes seen

93- 24 A 96-09-02 20:40:51   LB   50.9 0.5   4 12.7   mag 3->3.5, dtm
Small var, due to brightness of flashes dtm

93- 50 A 96-09-01 02:29:56   LB  104.8 0.2  12  8.73  FF, mag 3->inv
See DRA-obs; some flashes missing

94- 74 B 96-09-02 20:52:14   LB   95.9 0.5   5 19.2   AA, mag 3->7
Is going up nicely; easy object

95-  2 D 96-09-02 20:19:36   LB  102.6 0.2   9 11.40  AA, mag 5->inv
Easy to measure object

95- 21 B 96-09-02 20:30:05   LB   30.5 0.5   4  7.6   AA, mag 4->5
96- 17 B 96-09-02 21:05:16   LB   64.1 0.5   8  8.0   AA, mag 4->6
96- 29 B 96-09-02 20:22:37   LB    8.6 0.1   3  2.87  FF, mag 3->inv
Bright flasher, just some flashes between two trees

96- 29 T 96-09-01 02:19      LB                       almost S, mag 5
96- 29 T 96-09-03 03:42      LB                       slowly var, mag 
6->7
Due to cloudy weather this was the first time I saw TiPS. Using the 
latest
elsets from Seesat; it appeared right on time. Fasinating to see a small
'line' move across the sky. I didn't see North or Ralph. Almost in the
zenith there was a bright flash to mag 2. Having to change the position
of my gardenchair I lost the satellite.
This morning, just before leaving home to go to work, I observed
TiPS again. It was a small 'line' moving at about 40 degrees elevation
in the north-eastern sky. Barely visibly as morning was breaking.


DRA-observations of some of the above satellites.

93- 50 A

96      09
52.6333 4.7833  3
01      02      28      11.2
 0        0.00
 1        ----
 2       17.22
 3       26.34
 4       34.99
 5        ----
 6       52.01
 7       60.83
 8       69.83
 9       78.88
10       86.90
11       95.54
12      104.76


90- 04 B

96      09
52.6333 4.47833 3
01      02      43      39.8
 0        0.00
 1       -----
 2       24.22
 3       33.64
 4       40.57
 5       51.78
 6       62.01
 7       72.69
 8       83.09
 9       93.62
10      102.23


92- 30 J

96      09
52.6333 4.7833  3
02      20      04      21.2
 0       0.00
 4      37.83
 9      88.77
10      98.77


86- 19 B

96      09
52.6333 4.7833  3
02      20      11      30.5
 0        0.00
 1       11.37
 2       22.63
 3       34.21
 4       45.37
 5       56.84
 6       68.07
 7       79.46
 8       -----
 9       -----
10      113.54



95-  2 D

96      09
52.6333 4.7833  3
02      20      17      53.4    9
 0        0.00
 1       11.41
 2       22.22
 3       33.90
 4       45.29
 5       56.14
 6       68.86
 7       80.83
 8       89.70
 9      102.58


81- 59 A

96      09
52.6333 4.7833  3
02      20      45      29.9
 0        0.00
20       34.67
30       52.18
40       69.56
50       87.07


Greetings and clear skies
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Leo Barhorst		Alkmaar			The Netherlands
52.6333 North		4.7833 East		3 m ASL
Member of Seesat-L
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Every day I wonder about the things I see in the (night)sky