Re: More bright Starlinks

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2020 13:47:20 +0200
Op 20-4-2020 om 21:58 schreef Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l:
> Another impressive pass of the March 18 Starlink "fleet", at 40 degrees max
> elevation S-SW, between 19:27-19:45 UT.

Interestingly enough, during the next pass (21:03-21:20 UT), just north of the
zenith at very high elevation, almost all Starlink sats were very dim: most NOT
seen by naked eye, with a handful of notable exceptions.

Goes to show that satellite orientation and relative angle of sun-sat-observer
are very important, and should be taken into account when discussing visibility

I have noted before, with other Starlink "trains", that passes in the zenith are
often faint, while passes lower in the sky are brighter.

- Marco


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