PPAS correction re: IRAS (83-004A), Molniya 1-88 (94-081A), maybe Gorizont 30

From: Ed Cannon (edcannonsat@yahoo.com)
Date: Tue Feb 07 2006 - 20:08:42 EST

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    I wrote:
    
    "23420, Molniya 1-88 -- PPAS report --
    94- 81 A 06-02-05 03:30:37   EC  263.2 0.5  13 20.24  +5.0->i
    Towards the end of the observation I only saw every other 
    maximum, giving a probable flash period of 40.48 seconds.
    This was fairly low in the SSW."
    
    "I saw two -- only two -- flashes from Molniya 1-81 (91-043A,
    21426), magnitude maybe +6.5.  They were separated by 15 
    seconds.  This was pretty low in the SSW."
    
    I reversed those two Molniyas.  So those two paragraphs 
    should read:
    
    21426, Molniya 1-81 -- PPAS report --
    91- 43 A 06-02-05 03:30:37   EC  263.2 0.5  13 20.24  +5.0->i
    Towards the end of the observation I only saw every other 
    maximum, giving a probable flash period of 40.48 seconds.
    This was fairly low in the SSW."
    
    I saw two -- only two -- flashes from Molniya 1-88 (94-081A,
    23420), magnitude maybe +6.5.  They were separated by 15 
    seconds.  This was pretty low in the SSW.
    
    The following night I could not find the one that was either
    Gorizont 30 or Spacenet 2.  Either it was less favorable sky 
    conditions (less transparent plus brighter moonlight) or it 
    flashed much earlier or later than the previous night.
    
    Ed Cannon - Austin, Texas, USA
    
    
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