Observing Program of the BWGS

Kurt Jonckheere (kjonckheere@unicall.be)
Sun, 29 Dec 1996 01:53:13 +0100

Observing Program of the BWGS
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The Belgian Working Group Satellites has been active in collecting flash
period measurements since 1987. Our priority list contains over 200
satellites. 

New in the E-mail archive : Overview of BWGS program (including recent 
observations)

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  to SeeSat-L-request@cds.plasma.mpe-garching.mpg.de
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  to the same address, to get accompanying notes by Kurt Jonckheere (Satorama).
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  to the same address for the latest update to PPAS 6, which contains all 
  new PPAS-observations.
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SATORAMA

Our observing programme can be found in the Program.rob file.  
It is subdivided in categories, the codes of which can be found below.

b       flashing object for beginners
d       difficult to measure
S       steady object, potentially flashing in the future
?       flash period is unknown or uncertain
-       long flash period (>40 s)
!       top-priority object
	regular object

Special remarks                                 

NEW objects :
92- 93BL       NEW, flashing according to R. Eberst 
96- 71 B       NEW, 24678/C 2336 r; flashing according to LB, RGL, KJ

Top-priority objects :
74- 63 A !     7411/DMSP 6: accelerating ?
80- 98 B !     12445/Centaur Intelsat 5A-2, accelerated ?
82- 55 B !     13260/C1 Kosmos 1375, seen with short period by LB
85- 41 B !x    15752/C1 Kosmos 1655: short period seen by LB
85- 79 B !     16012/C1 Kosmos 1680, low period seen by LB, accelerated ?
86-100 B !     17240/C1 K1808; Accelerating !
89- 50 B !     20104/Nadeshda 1 r, started flashing again acc. to LB !
89- 85 B !     20303/Navstar 2-04 second stage, flashing acc. to VAG
90-  4 B !     20433/C1 Kosmos 2056 accelerated !
90- 78 B !     20775/C1 Kosmos 2098: could have accelerated 
90- 83 B !     20805/C1 Kosmos 2100: acceleration confirmed by Kurt J
91- 50 F !     21610/Ariane 40 R/B : seen flashing by Vince Gardiner
92-  8 B !x    21876/C1 Kosmos 2180: accelerating ! ! 
92- 20 B !     21938/C1 Kosmos 2184: going down slowly !?
92- 30 J !     21984/C1 Kosmos 2187-2194: accelerated !
92- 76 B !     22220/J1 Zenit,Kosmos 2219: flashing again !
93- 36 B !     22676/C1 Kosmos 2251 : MMjump, accelerating ?
93- 67 B !     22876/C1 Kosmos 2265 accelerated ?
93- 70 B !     22889/C1 Kosmos 2266: MMjump, also accelerated ?


Observers of November/December 1996 
JVS:   Jan Vansteelandt, Leuven, Belgium
KD:    Kurt Dequick, Kortrijk, Belgium
KJ:    Kurt Jonckheere, Antwerp, Belgium      
LB:    Leo Barhorst, Alkmaar, The Netherlands
RE:    Russell Eberst, Edinburgh, Scotland
TC:    Tristan Cools, Brugge, Belgium
RGL:   Ron Lee (new observer)
VAG:   Vince Gardiner, Coffs Harbour, Australia
WV:    Willy Verhaegen, Wetteren, Belgium


Total number of observations received: 394 !

Next deadline for sending in observations: January 12, 1997 to Kurt Jonckheere
Sanderusstraat 15, bus 3, B-2018 Antwerpen, Belgium
or by e-mail to ppas@cds.plasma.mpe-garching.mpg.de (changed !)  

If you send your observations to Seesat-L, please also send them DIRECTLY
to ppas@cds.plasma.mpe-garching.mpg.de (changed !).  This is just a 
small amount of additional work for you, but it makes live much easier 
for me.

Happy observing,

Kurt Jonckheere (kjonckheere@unicall.be)
Observations collector of the Belgian Working Group Satellites


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