Obs April 22

From: Leo Barhorst (leobarhorst@zonnet.nl)
Date: Wed Apr 23 2003 - 14:55:17 EDT

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    A beautiful evening with a clear sky. Around 21:30 UT clouds slowly
    moved in from the southeast. But I was able to observe 01-56 F in
    a well placed gap in the clouds.
    All observed sats were flashers!
    
    This morning no luck with Superbird A due to fog.
    
    01- 23 B 03-04-22 20:18:53   LB  100.4 0.5   2 50.2   AA, 5->8
    Timings: 50.61 49.76 sec. Tends to a more flatter maximum.
    
    01- 56 F 03-04-22 21:59:10   LB  229.6 0.2  44  5.218 FF, 2->i
    Several maxima missed due to clouds.
    Timings: 33.36 6.73 4.38 4.62 5.78 9.80 19.29 4.71 5.22 5.69 
    3.94 6.19 4.55 5.15 6.00 4.50 4.72 4.03 4.32 5.44 5.58 4.97 4.62 
    4.81 5.22 4.96 5.29 5.25 5.16 4.46 10.03 5.21 4.32 5.52 576 sec.
    
    02- 37 D 03-04-22 20:11:51   LB   83.8 0.5   4 21.0   AA, 5->7
    Timings: 15.93 25.46 19.57 22.86 sec. P=42 sec?
    
    03-  9 F 03-04-22 20:36:35   LB   76.0 0.2   6 12.67  FF, 3->i
    Low easterly pass with a regular pattern.
    Timings: 13.67 12.19 12.49 12.27 12.75 12.64 sec.
    
    76- 19 A 03-04-22 20:30:24   LB   88.3 0.2  17  5.19  FF, 6->i
    Faint but distinct flashes.
    Timings: 5.01 5.28 10.51 5.12 5.19 5.21 5.46 4.93 5.22 5.18 5.20
    5.22 5.17 5.26 5.18 5.11 sec.
    
    76- 22 A 03-04-22 20:48:07   LB                       Irr, FF-S-FF, 3(6)->i
    Pass started and ended with flashes, in between S mag 6 for 35 sec.
    Timings: 3.87 4.14 7.21 4.82 9.15 35.03 9.79 8.13 9.12 3.35
    2.64 9.41 10.53 sec.
    
    78- 18 B 03-04-22 19:54:26   LB   70.6 0.2  20  3.53  FF, 4->i
    Nice flashes in the northwest. 
    Timings: 3.59 3.58 3.61 3.57 3.51 3.57 3.57 3.53 3.47 3.48 3.52 3.47
    3.44 3.30(early timing) 3.67 3.53 3.44 3.55 3.63 3.58 sec.
    
    81-119 B 03-04-22 20:25:01   LB  184.6 0.2  23  8.03  FF, 5->i
    Several maxima too faint to see or to time.
    Timings: 23.97 8.10 8.11 7.97 8.01 8.02 7.87 16.17 8.46 7.68 16.04
    8.46 7.53 16.03 8.15 8.01 16.07 sec.
    
    84-123 A 03-04-22 21:03:13   LB                       Irr, AA-S-AA, 3(5)->i
    A double period at cumulation when the sat was almost S, 5.
    Timings: 36.12 29.17 67.61 38.32 34.11 37.14 25.48 sec.
    
    92-  8 B 03-04-22 20:53:54   LB  113.9 0.5   4 28.5   AA, 4->i
    Timings: 28.63 27.42 28.15 29.68 sec.
    
    94- 83 B 03-04-22 20:43:53   LB   95.5 1.0   2 47.8   MM, 5->i
    Timings: 44.67 50.87 sec.
    
    2003: 173 obs
    PPAS: 12565 obs
    
    Greetings and clear, dark skies
    Leo Barhorst Medemblik
    52.76350 N  5.09114 E  2 m ASL
    http://www.home.zonnet.nl/leobarhorst/index.html
    
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