Obs Jul 30

From: Leo Barhorst (leobarhorst@zonnet.nl)
Date: Thu Jul 31 2003 - 06:29:01 EDT

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    After a day with heavy rain and thunder it cleared in the afternoon.
    With no moon it was a beautifull night for observing.
    
    00- 47 A 03-07-30 21:04:01   LB                       S, 4
    26473 00 047A   4252 G 20030730210302490 17 25 1403048+184368 29 S+040 05
    26473 00 047A   4252 G 20030730210400890 17 25 1441553+121685 68 S+040 05
    
    01- 23 B 03-07-30 22:11:27   LB   71.4 1.0   2 35.7   MM, 7->i
    Timings: 39.32 32.07 sec. 
    
    01- 56 F 03-07-30 21:32:50   LB  390.3 0.2  49  7.97  AA,3->i,sm,F,3
    Timings:  8.59 6.93 8.38 7.98 7.22 7.63 7.97 8.80 8.25 7.91 9.79
    6.23 6.77 8.24 7.98 8.79 7.24 8.03 7.60 8.52 6.96 7.50 8.75 9.00
    7.27 8.44 8.78 6.90 7.10 8.65 7.82 8.75 7.46 3.95 4.40 7.32 3.72
    5.35 6.76 3.99 5.16 7.56 3.42 4.84 8.10 7.10 7.61 8.97 8.14 7.32
    6.71 8.48 9.22 sec.
    Almost the whole pass from low in the north till low in the south.
    The sm are visible a short time at around 30 deg elevation in 
    the south.
    
    02- 54 C 03-07-30 22:02:44   LB  127.5 0.2  60  2.13  FF, 5->i
    Timings:  2.38 1.99 1.91 2.20 2.10 2.02 2.38 2.11 2.04 2.11 2.27
    1.99 2.08 2.13 2.21 2.00 2.27 2.18 2.03 2.22    4.19   2.21 2.08
    2.02 1.94 2.40 2.07 2.05 2.13 1.93 1.95 2.26 2.35 2.31 1.94 2.17
    2.29 2.03 1.99 2.00 2.14 2.31 2.06 1.99 2.30 2.10 2.00 2.03 2.36
    2.13 1.90 2.04 2.27 2.35 2.09 2.01 2.17 2.18 2.18 sec.
    Is going up steadily, nice flasher.
    
    03-  9 E 03-07-30 21:23:13   LB  174.7 0.2  14 12.48  FF, 2->6
    Timings: 12.12 22.09 15.51 13.83 11.78 12.62 9.99 13.48 12.93
    12.73 12.59 12.51 12.50 sec.
    A more regular pattern towards the north, although decreasing.
    
    03-  9 F 03-07-30 20:53:47   LB  206.0 0.2  16 12.88  FF,3->i,sm,F,3
    Timings: 12.31 26.29 13.87 12.09 13.89 11.48 14.47 13.39 11.68
    5.83 6.88 12.40 12.80 12.88 13.16 12.62 sec.
    Missed a flash and timed a sm.
    
    76- 19 A 03-07-30 22:18:10   LB   92.9 0.2  18  5.16  FF, 5->i
    Timings:  5.07 5.15 5.08 5.21 5.11 5.26 5.12 5.17 5.12 5.27
    5.07 5.20 5.23 5.25 5.06 5.17 5.26 5.12 sec.
    Also saw sm, mag 6, not timed.
    
    78- 16 C 03-07-30 23:33:15   LB   66.2 0.5   6 11.0   AA, 5->7
    Timings: 11.12 10.83 10.98 10.90 11.07 11.27 sec.
    
    78- 18 B 03-07-30 22:25:12   LB  144.1 0.2  44  3.68  Ff, 4(5)->i
    Timings: 3.68 11.14 2.43 4.80 5.97 4.61 4.17 6.22 7.07 9.77
    4.97 3.47 5.36 3.80 7.37 3.67 3.61 3.66 11.08 3.69 3.65 3.70
    3.71 3.63 11.16 3.65 11.02 3.79 3.62 3.62 sec.
    In the beginning of the pass the max were little trains of
    rapid flashes; difficult to time.
    
    81-119 B 03-07-31 00:12:30   LB  155.2 0.2  19  8.17  FF,5->i,sm,6
    Timings: 6.75 9.25 8.21 8.33 8.23 10.09 6.33 8.44 6.61 9.79
    6.60 9.39 8.12 8.38 7.90 8.40 8.12 8.23 8.04 sec.
    Several timings on sm, when max was not seen.
    
    82- 41 C 03-07-30 22:44:55   LB   36.5 0.2  30  1.22  FF, 5->i
    At first the sat was S, mag 7 till cumulation; then started to flash.
    Timings:  1.18 1.25 12.0 1.20 1.25 1.06 1.25 1.21 1.26 1.21
    1.34 1.13 1.28 1.19 1.15 1.27 1.25 1.15 1.18 1.20 1.18 1.29
    1.19 1.19 1.27 1.23 1.23 1.19 1.24 1.28 sec.
    
    87- 11 A 03-07-30 21:10:57   LB  144.0 0.5  15  9.60  AA, 5->i
    Timings: 9.31 10.41 9.06 8.64 9.51 8.88 11.04 8.62 9.90
    9.62 9.39 9.50 10.20 9.96 9.99 sec.
    
    87- 11 A 03-07-30 22:54:09   LB   95.1 0.5  10  9.51  AA, 4->6
    Timings: 9.50 9.36 9.43 9.49 9.42 10.00 8.96 10.23 8.05 10.69 sec.
    Almost regular at first, later combined period? P=~19 sec?
    Also more consistent with earlier pass.
    
    92- 76 B 03-07-30 23:50      LB                       S, 3
    93- 16 B 03-07-30 21:41      LB                       S, 4
    93- 24 A 03-07-30 21:52      LB                       almost S, 6
    95- 17 D 03-07-30 21:44      LB                       S, 7
    96- 51 B 03-07-30 23:03      LB                       S, 4
    98- 52 C 03-07-30 23:22:15   LB  156.9 0.5   3 52.3   AA, 5->7
    Timings: 28.43+18.64 59.30 50.51 sec.
    Probably 1 sm timed.
    
    2003: 401 obs
    PPAS: 12793 obs
    
    Greetings and clear, dark skies
    Leo Barhorst Medemblik
    Cospar 4252   52.76350 N  5.09114 E  2 m ASL
    http://www.home.zonnet.nl/leobarhorst/index.html
    
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