Re: 96072A & B observations

Robert H. McNaught (RMN@aaocbn2.aao.gov.au)
Thu, 9 Jan 1997 9:55:30 +1100 (EST)

Sorry, the earlier obs were 2 hours out!!!

Observations from Bugaldie (31d07'32"S, 149d06'52"E,AGD 390m)

1997 Jan 8
96072A USA 129
----UT---------(2000.0)---
hh mm ss.ss hh mm.m ddd mm
12 38 21.16 22 14.5 -74 58 mag +8
12 40 46.01 01 41.3 -50 02 mag +6
12 41 45.91 02 09.2 -31 49 mag +6

96072B USA 129 r
12 31 31.89 22 19.5 -77 40 mag +5
12 32 59.93 01 42.9 -58 26 mag +3

The magnitudes are guesstimates.  USA 129 had a short flash to mag +3 in
azimuth about 260.  The whole brightening being a few seconds and the
peak being instantaneous.

Cheers, Rob