Propogation Models/Interbal 2

Ron Lee (
Fri, 23 Aug 1996 18:18:26 -0600 (MDT)

>I was not capable of finding it, using only a 7*50, so I was hoping 
>someone with more powerful instruments would observe it, and help us
>determine which program is reliable for this kind of orbit.
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A year or so ago I saw a recently launched Molniya at apogee, which 
had a range well beyond 10,000 km if I recall correctly.  Have also seen 
several geosynch satellites.  Using Skymap (by Rob Matson) and SGP4, the 
times and position are excellent.  I use an 8" Celestron.

Will attempt to view Interbol if good elements become available.

I can't comment on propagation models other than using SKYMAP options
for different models and seeing how it applies to real observations.

Ron Lee