Bart De Pontieu (BDP@MPEPL)
Sun, 24 Mar 1996 17:28:33 +0100 (CET)

Russell Eberst writes:

>The Optical Tracking Working Group revised its list of priority satellites
>at its meeting at the Royal Society, London on 1996 March 19.
>1994-74B   (fl)       
>1992-30J (fl)
>1994-77B (fl)
>1981-50B   (fl)
>1971-116B  (fl)
>(fl)   for analysis of flash period and magnitude

Now, I know that several researchers in the UK use the *positional* measurements
sent to the Optical Tracking WG for their scienticific analyses of e.g.
orbital resonances, etc...
But can you tell me who, if anyone, actually analyses flash period data sent to
the Optical Tracking WG ? Also, from my experience, it seems to be very 
difficult (due to technical reasons?) to receive the flash period data from 
the Optical Tracking WG if one wants to analyze it. 
Finally, on what basis are these 5 satellites chosen and singled out ? Only
one of the above is also 'high-priority' in the priority list of the Belgian
Working Group Satellites. The latter list, of course, contains over 200 
flashing satellites.

   Bart De Pontieu <>