Observation 96072A

Greg Roberts (grr@da.saao.ac.za)
Tue, 21 Jan 1997 08:31:36 +0200

Morning all,
Observation on 20th Jan 1997 from my usual site of 96072A as follows:
#24680 96072A 19h52m59.3s UT RA 11h47.7m,Dec -40d19' (J2000)
There may be a slight timing error-I had no time signals for about 10 minutes
either side of the observation so had to stop the one stopwatch against my
other stopwatch which I use as a "clock". This earlier had as error of about
1.5 seconds and I have corrected the time above for this.
#24681 96072B -- looked for it but not seen.Shadow entry was predicted for 8
degrees and I cannot access this elevation from my site using my 5 inch
tracking telescope so I tried 7x50 binoculars. Since I could not see any
stars fainter than about 3rd magnitude in the binoculars,due mainly to city
orange sky glow, Im not suprised I did not see 96072B. Without having done a
long term check on passes from my location it would appear that I have little
chance of seeing 96072B again - pity, it was fun while it lasted.Meanwhile
I will continue to observe 96072A as long as its not too late during work
days until this also will be lost to us southern hemisphere observers as
winter approaches.
Bye
Greg