Our observing programme can be found in the 'Recent Observations' section. It is subdivided in categories, the codes of which can be found below.
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
Special Remarks Top Priority Objects
70-106B: b obj but we need more regular obs! 65- 08A: accel., triple maxima 75- 27E: flashes confirmed by BD & KJ 79- 30B: small accelerations 75-105A: Molniya 3-03: flashes seen by DJL 83- 01B: going down or hp ? 77- 79J: to be checked if something happened 84-109B: global decrease 78- 42A: could become extremely bright ! 85- 11B: going down ? 79- 50A: to be followed more regulary 85- 41B: accelerating ! 82- 55B: deleted because steady 85- 94G: Tsyklon accel.-exceptional 82- 69B: same as above 85-116B: sudden acc confirmed (LB) 83- 31B: flat maxima 86- 02J: last obs S 83- 99A: prototype Okean sat, seen fl. by RE 86- 37B: complex accel. curve 83-108B: last observations hp ? 86- 93B: flashing or S ? 85- 23J: still to be followed closely 87- 49B: accelerated (BD, MM, RO) 86- 30B: deleted, steady 87- 51J: acceleration seen by LB 86- 39B: deleted, steady 88-102A: short period now ? 86- 86B: deleted, steady 89- 28B: dtm ? 86-100B: new flasher seen by Willy Verhaeghen 90- 04B: accelerated again (BD) 88- 50A: = Kosmos 1953, discovered by WN 90- 36B: ssm 88- 06A: in distress; nice flashes seen by TC 90-111B: short period (BD) 90- 83B: C1 Kosmos 2100: new, var acc to RO 91- 19B: short period (BD,DC, TC)! 92- 36B: jumped into the programme again 91- 59B: many sm->hp 92- 42G: new, variations seen by RO 92- 08B: going down 94- 57D: deleted because invisible 92- 12B: short period 94- 66B: deleted because S 92- 20B: probably going down 94- 68B: seen flashing by TC, difficult 92- 38A: ID reversed with 38B ? 94- 74B: to be observed at low elevations 93- 01B: new acceleration 94- 85B: flashing or not flashing? 93- 36B: 5 seconds again ? 94- 86G: S so deleted 94- 24B: acc and still going down 95- 08B: C1 Kosmos 2306: probably flashing 94- 45B: going down again ? 95- 12B: C1 Kosmos 2310: probably flashing
Observers of March 95
AS: Alex Seidel, Stade, Germany LB: Leo Barhorst, Alkmaar, The Netherlands BD: Bram Dorreman, Achel, Belgium MM: Mike McCants, Austin, Texas, USA DC: Dirk Carlens, Hasselt, Belgium RE: Russell Eberst, Edinburgh, Scotland DJL:Daniel Laszlo, Colorado, USA RK: Rainer Kracht, Elmshorn, Germany HS: Hermann Schnitzler, Germany RO: JP Rohart, Wormhout, France JAR:Jay Respler, New Jersey, USA TC: Tristan Cools, Brugge, Belgium JVS:Jan Van Steelandt, Gistel,Belgium WV: Willy Verhaeghen, Wetteren, Belgium KJ: Kurt Jonckheere, Oostende,Belgium
New observers: Jay Respler (JAR), Hermann Schnitzler (HS) and Daniel Laszlo (DJL).
Total number of observations: 391 !
Next deadline for sending in observations: May 10, 1995