PPAS reports 27 April

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Wed Apr 27 2005 - 04:22:00 EDT

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    Just two:
    
    28519, Deep Impact Delta Rk(2) -
    05-  1 C 05-04-27 03:30:53   EC  233.6 3.0  15 15.6   +5.0->+7.5
    
    25621, Globalstar 23 -
    99-  4 A 05-04-27 02:28:04   EC  123.8 0.3  50  2.48  +2.0->i  
    Two bright flashes visible without binoculars occurred in the 
    handle of the Big Dipper (part of Ursa Major).  Then it faded a 
    lot.  I timed some 1.25-second secondaries, and also near the 
    end got evidence of its flash period being 9.92 seconds.  
    Clicks:  2.50, 4.91, 7.40, 1.27, 1.16, 1.34, 1.26, 1.24, 1.16, 
    14.85, 12.35, 5.01, 39.70, 4.91, 4.98, 9.97, 9.83
    
    I saw five Iridium flares visible without binoculars -- three 
    of them from solar panels as predicted by Iridflar.  (Well, one 
    was too faint, but the solar panel flares are much more variable 
    than the MMA ones.)
    
    Observing site was the Ney Museum, 30.307N, 97.727W, 150m.
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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