Re: Unknown flasher 10 Jan

Leo Barhorst (leobarhorst@pi.net)
Sun, 12 Jan 1997 20:56:24 +0100

Shari & Ian Porter wrote:
> 
> I observed a bright flasher mag 2 => inv flash period about 10 sec low in
> the east on the 10 Jan.
> was not able to take carful measurments at the time.Possible candidates are
> : Spot 3 (unlikly)  Cosmos 14760 R/B (84019B) or Cosmos 1680 R/B (85079B). I
> noted that 85079B was a high priority flasher and wondered if anyone else
> has seen it lately.....
> 
> chalHuv
> 
> Ian
> Ian & Shari Porter
> Rye, Victoria, Australia
> http://pac.com.au/~sharian/
> 144.8136 E 38.3744 S 5m AMSL

>From PPAS I got the two latest reported observations:
85- 79 B 96-12-14 05:47:27   LB   91.1 0.5   4 22.8   AA, mag 5->7
85- 79 B 96-12-22 04:51:42   LB   97.5 0.5   4 24.4   AA, mag 4->inv

Not so spectacular; will have to wait till it clears here to make an
other obs.

84- 19 B was last seen in apr/may 1996 and was S, mag 6.
-- 
Greetings and clear skies

Leo Barhorst		Alkmaar			The Netherlands
52.65 North		4.767 East		1 m ASL
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