Obs dec 20-21

From: Barhorst L.J.C. (L.J.C.Barhorst@arcadis.nl)
Date: Fri Dec 22 2000 - 03:10:34 PST

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    Obs Dec 20/21
    Thin clouds and haze in the west; very cold wind, -4 C.
    
    While waiting for ISS to pass I saw an object in the same trajactory. It
    was leading ISS by 4 min 51,88 sec; timed on passing between Jupiter and
    Saturn. I presume it was the free flying Progress, 2000- 64 A?
    The colour of ISS was orange!and it was S, -1.
    
    00- 64 A 00-12-20 17:02:39.10LB                       S, 4
    63- 30 A 00-12-21 06:15:35   LB  127.4 0.5   2 63.7   AA, 6-i, P=26.0+37.7
    65- 65 C 00-12-21 05:34:50   LB   50.0 0.2  10  5.00  'FFFF-'F, 5-5-4-4-inv
    78- 96 A 00-12-21 04:51:20   LB   73.7 0.5   6 12.3   AA, 4->i
    83- 22 A 00-12-21 05:20:03   LB   35.4 0.2  10  3.54  AA, 5->i
    87- 11 A 00-12-21 04:44      LB                       S, 4
    87- 11 A 00-12-21 06:25      LB                       S, 4
    87- 18 A 00-12-20 18:39:57   LB  122.8 0.2   8 15.35  AA, 4->i, 1 sm, F, 2
    87-101 A 00-12-21 06:22      LB                       S, 5
    88- 62 B 00-12-21 04:54:55   LB  132.4 0.5   4 33.1   AA, 5->7
    89- 89 A 00-12-21 05:18      LB                       slowly var, 7->i
    90- 81 T 00-12-21 06:11      LB                       almost S, 6
    91- 19 B 00-12-20 17:14:30   LB  131.8 0.5   5 26.4   AA, 5->i
    91- 19 B 00-12-21 04:49:22   LB  160.0 0.5   6 26.7   AA, 5->7
    92- 73 B 00-12-21 06:31:25   LB  150.4 1.0   1 150    MM, 5->7
    93- 36 B 00-12-21 06:01      LB                       S, 5
    95- 12 B 00-12-21 05:44      LB                       almost S, 6
    97- 17 B 00-12-21 04:39      LB                       almost S, 4
    99-  8 D 00-12-20 18:24      LB                       S, 4
    99- 41 E 00-12-21 04:47      LB                       S, 5
    
    Obs Dec 21
    With just Venus, Jupiter and Saturn visible, ISS made a nice pass at
    16:01 UT. No orange colour was noted, mag -1.
    One orbit later at 17:39 the orange colour was notable, mag -2. 
    The progress, 2000- 64 A, was leading ISS by 3 min 16.22 sec, timed on
    passing between Alpha and Beta Cassiopeia. Mag 2; while becoming visible
    in the west it flared to mag -2 just above Sagitta.
    
    00- 64 A 00-12-21 17:35:45.16LB                       S, 2, 1 fl -1
    70-103 A 00-12-21 17:56      LB                       S, 6
    72- 89 A 00-12-21 17:02:00   LB   50.1 0.5   1 50.1   AA, 4->i,
    P=31.97+18.14
    74-  1 B 00-12-21 17:08      LB                       S, 6
    74- 48 B 00-12-21 17:46      LB                       S, 6
    78-109 J 00-12-21 17:27      LB                       S, 7
    82-  3 B 00-12-21 16:33      LB                       almost S, 6
    83- 22 A 00-12-21 16:46:35   LB   91.9 0.2  20  4.60  fF, 4(2)->i
    
    1044 obs in 2000
    10980 obs in PPAS
    
    Greetings and clear, dark skies...... Merry Christmas to you all
    Leo Barhorst
    
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