re: unid flasher

vince gardiner (
Fri, 27 Dec 1996 20:16:43 +1000

In reply to suggestions regarding my unid flasher:-
BION N11 inclin. of 62.8 deg.... possible, but no elements.
Noss 2-3 r Its track is too off.
99999A Was going north at the time, not south.
16864 The track is very good, BUT is 6 minutes later according to the
latest elsets. Its previous profile as a flasher does not really match
the present flash rate, although Bart did time it once near this rate.
Perhaps some-one could look at the possibility of incorrect elset. (9
days old). If it is it something has happened to it.
I do feel that this one should be identified. It was quite a conspicuous
As I said the track of 16864 is very close, but I did think this one was
going a little more south. Trees did block my view a little after it
passed east of Canopus by about 5 or 6 degrees. But overall I do like
the track of 16864.
Thanks to all for the suggestions. They all help.
Perhaps Willie got it right about Santa after all. The clouds are BACK!!
Vince Gardiner.
Coffs Harbour N.S.W. Australia
-30.35   +153.082