Re: newbie sees flare

From: Mir16609@aol.com
Date: Tue Aug 08 2000 - 20:19:20 PDT

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    In a message dated 8/8/00 11:02:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
    JORDIMASTRU@terra.es writes:
    
    << Perhaps I saw a flare from Seasat-1. żDo you think that's possible? Is 
    there any flare-prediction program out there which predicts flares from 
    non-iridiums? I suppose these are most likely pretty dumb questions, so 
    please forgive me. 
    
     >>
    
    SeaSat will get bright from time to time.  I've seen it go to at least a zero 
    mag - primarily in the western sky for some reason.
    
    There's a good graphic of the object here:
    http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/files/images/browse/p20288.gif
    
    That antenna looks like a good source for a flare.
    
    NOAAs, DMSPs and Landsats are other objects that are known to flare.
    
    That being said - read the FAQ at
    http://www.fc.net/~worden/FAQ/
    
    and some of the past threads on how various objects behave in the archives:
    http://www2.satellite.eu.org/seesat/
    
    Cheers
    Don Gardner  39.1799 N, 76.8406 W, 100m ASL
    Homepage: http://hometown.aol.com/mir16609/
    
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