BWGS observing program June 1996

Bart De Pontieu (BDP@MPEPL)
Mon, 24 Jun 1996 17:31:55 +0100 (CET)

Observing Program of the BWGS

The Belgian Working Group Satellites has been active in collecting flash
period measurements since 1987. Our priority list contains over 200

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Priority codes :

b       flashing object for beginners
d       difficult to measure
S       steady object, potentially flashing in the future
?       flash period is unknown or uncertain
-       long flash period (>40 s)
!       top-priority object
	regular object
x       additional code for DRA project 

Changes in this month's program :

65- 98 C/01807: some very strange observations    
78- 89 A/06275: scatter in observations           
79- 30 B/11327: beginners object again            
83-  4 A/13777: IRAS, short period acc to LB      
87- 88 A/18421: short period now ?                        
89- 28 B/19922: period rising again            
90- 23 B/20528: some obs hp ?                     
92- 30 J/21984: nicely going up                   
94- 28 A/23101: long period ?
95- 72 C/23753: nicely going up
96- 14 B/23815: flashing acc to RE, conf. by BD       
96- 17 B/23828: short period now, but small amplitude
96- 24 B/23852: new, MSX rocket
96- 25 B/23854: nice flashing, secondary maxima
96- 29 A/     : still flashing?
96- 29 B/     : short period
96- 29 C-D-E  : NOSS 2-3 trio
Observers of May 1996

ANO:	Antero Olkkonen, Ristiina, Finland
BD:	Bram Dorreman, Achel, Belgium
ER:	Eero Rantalaiho, Varkkala, Finland
JEV:    Jim Varney, Sacramento, California, USA 
KJ:     Kurt Jonckheere, Oostende, Belgium      
LB:     Leo Barhorst, Alkmaar, The Netherlands
LW:	Leo Wikholm, Helsinki, Finland
MR:	Mike Rosseel, Oostende, Belgium
RE:     Russell Eberst, Edinburgh, Scotland
TC:     Tristan Cools, Brugge, Belgium
WN:	Walter Nissen, Ohio, USA
WV:     Willy Verhaeghen, Wetteren, Belgium

Total number of observations: 699; partly due to the "old" obs of ANO.
Next deadline for sending in observations: July 10, 1996. 
Please send observations to
    Leo Barhorst (
  & Bart De Pontieu

Bart De Pontieu --  Max-Planck-Institute for extraterrestrial Physics, Garching  --
Join us at Eurosom 2, Oct 19/20 1996 --
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