Re: multiple sats obs

From: Carrie and Ron Mariotti (rmariotti@excite.com)
Date: Fri Apr 07 2000 - 06:49:53 PDT

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    Are we saying that, at times, you can track possibly more than one satellite
    at once? (i.e. following the same path).  Is there an easy way to predict
    when this can happen?
    
    On Fri, 7 Apr 2000 15:32:48 +0200 , Barhorst L.J.C. wrote:
    
    >  Regarding this subject; I've been observing sats quite some time.
    >  
    >  Most of the nights I observe I see more than one sat at the same time in
    >  FOV.
    >  It's indeed crowded up there.
    >  When observing Cosmos or Zenit rockets you are almost certain to see 
    >  more sats at once, as there are a lot of them in more or less similar
    >  orbits.
    >  
    >  Once I was following a NOSS trio when another sat catched up with them
    and
    >  overtook;
    >  at the same time yet another sat passed from the opposite direction. 
    >  So it was 5 sats at one look.
    >  
    >  Watching the Iridium and Globalstar sats shortly after launch also gave
    you 
    >  the opportunity to see multiple sats in one look.
    >  
    >  When observing reguarly (15 to 30 obs in 2 to 2.5 hours)it is almost 
    >  impossible NOT to see more than one sat in the same FOV.
    >  
    >  Greetings
    >  Leo Barhorst
    >  52.767 N 5.09 E 
    >  
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