Finding geosat passes in Heavens Above

From: Shoemaker, Michael A (
Date: Wed Apr 05 2006 - 16:47:20 EDT

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    With regards to finding passes for visual observation, does anyone know
    if Heavens Above will return queries for geosats?  I've tried entering a
    few geosats that have orbital locations around my longitude, but none
    seem to have any passes.  I'm wondering if the algorithms that drive the
    site make some assumptions on the brightness given the distance.  i.e.
    it's a geosat that's far away so it assumes they're too dim to see.  But
    I know from reading a few posts on the SeeSat archives that people have
    successfully observed flashing geosats.
    Any thoughts?
    Michael A. Shoemaker
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