Walter Nissen wrote: > Those lamenting the lengthening of the periods of the bright Zenit-2 > rockets, still seeking easy targets, might look in on Lac 3 r. It has a > moderate period, making it hard to see for a few seconds, and is fairly > bright for a few seconds. Measurements of the period would be welcomed > for the PPAS database and would allow you to follow the evolution of the > period as eddy currents damp the rotational inertia. Lac 3 herself is > steadier, but may show some variation. What do you see? In the last weeks I,ve seen both Lacrosse 3 and its rocket. The sat is definately orange color and the rocket is a nice flasher. 97- 64 A 98-01-26 04:52:59.1 LB S,4,orange,near Eps Herc 97- 64 A 98-02-01 04:58 LB S, mag 4, orange 97- 64 B 98-01-01 17:25:53 LB 125.3 0.5 7 17.9 AA, mag 3->inv 97- 64 B 98-02-01 05:59:20 LB 113.2 0.2 10 11.32 FF, mag 3->7 More obs are needed to determine if the rocket is really accelerating, or if the last obs is in fact half periods and the rockets period is decresing normally? -- Greetings and clear skies Leo Barhorst Alkmaar The Netherlands 52.65 N 4.767 E 3 m a.s.l.