Obs 970101 evening

Leo Barhorst (leobarhorst@pi.net)
Wed, 01 Jan 1997 21:29:43 +0100

Tonight I observed the BION-11 payload and rocket. It was still in the beginning
of twilight, the sun about 4 degrees below the horizon. With binoculars I could 
just see the bright stars as the rocket showed up just above alpha UMA. Was then 
easily followed, even with the naked eye.
Twenty minutes later, and a lot darker, the BION-11 payload was easily spotted in
north and could be followed to far in the southeast.

Also saw 96- 69 A, Cosmos 2335, as it made a high elevation pass. 

My longest observation of one sat was made of 95- 58 B. Although I missed 19
flashes in zenith, in order to turn my gardenchair, I then followed it to 
almost the southern horizon. I missed a few flashes low in the south due to
some trees.

92- 73 B is going up. 92- 30 J is still slowly accelerating.
96- 71 B seems to have stopped flashing, but this was a zenith pass.

I also add three old observations of 'unknowns', that I could identify
by using Skymap.
77-107 A was observed as it moved along with 92- 73 B just in front and a
little below.
89- 80 C was leading 95- 12 B by aboput 3 degrees.

96- 73 B 97-01-01 16:11      LB                       S, mag 1.5 
96- 73 A 97-01-01 16:30      LB                       S, mag 2
65- 65 C 97-01-01 16:57:37   LB   31.8 0.2  10  3.18  FF, mag 4->inv, ssm
96- 69 A 97-01-01 17:06      LB                       S, mag 2
92- 73 B 97-01-01 17:09:20   LB   74.9 0.5   2 37.5   AA, mag 4->inv
92- 30 J 97-01-01 17:13:46   LB   79.4 0.5   6 13.2   AA, mag 4->inv
87- 98 B 97-01-01 17:22:44   LB   50.5 0.5   4 12.6   AA, mag 3->4
80-  3 B 97-01-01 17:26      LB                       almost S, mag 6
95- 58 B 97-01-01 17:50:46   LB  522.5 0.2  92  5.680 FF, mag 3->inv 
78- 18 B 97-01-01 18:05:18   LB   93.2 0.2  30  3.11  FF, mag 5->inv
96- 71 B 97-01-01 18:11      LB                       almost S, 5 -> almost S,6
77-107 A 96-12-22 17:45      LB                       slowly var6
89- 80 C 96-12-23 04:40      LB                       S, mag 4
74- 48 B 96-12-27 17:49:56   LB   91.3 1.0   2 45.6   MM, mag 5->inv


95- 58B  97-01-01 17:41:13.42 LB     52.65    4.767    1 92
       0      1      2      3      4      5      6      7      8      9
0   0.00   5.89  10.86  16.32  21.96  27.94  33.23  39.11  44.61  50.44
1  56.25  61.53  67.64  73.36  78.89  84.39  90.27  95.91 101.43 107.20
2 112.70 118.30 124.00      m      m      m      m      m      m      m
3      m      m      m      m      m      m      m      m      m      m
4      m      m 238.36 244.32 250.28 255.17 261.30 266.89 272.34 278.50
5 284.34 290.10 295.49 301.36 306.86 312.21 318.12 325.42 330.67 335.64
6 341.50 346.49 352.50 359.57 364.82 370.11 375.63 381.75 386.06 392.50
7 398.31 403.62 410.03 416.13 421.26 426.07      m      m 443.40 450.71
8      m 460.18      m 472.21 478.21 483.15 488.32 494.49 500.22 506.07
9 511.69 516.95 522.55

Greetings and clear skies

Leo Barhorst		Alkmaar			The Netherlands
52.65 North		4.767 East		1 m ASL
Member of Seesat-L
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Every day I wonder about the things I see in the (night)sky