HST Flare Predictions for Week 32

From: Gerhard HOLTKAMP (grd.holtkamp@t-online.de)
Date: Sat Aug 06 2005 - 14:56:17 EDT

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    Here's another attempt of mine to predict flares from the aft skirt of the 
    Hubble Space Telescope according to the planned pointing information from the 
    HST timeline.
    Observers along the U.S. Gulf coast might see a flare on 8-AUG-05 while the 
    HST is pointing to Tau Ceti. But at the time of the flare the HST will be 
    quite close to the horizon. Times are in UTC.
    9:08:45	30.295	-88.948	(Elevation 6.5)
    9:09:00	30.335	-85.567	(Elevation 9.7)
    9:09:15	30.334	-82.928	(Elevation 11.8)
    9:09:30	30.307	-80.657	(Elevation 14.2)
    On 10-AUG-05 at 5:55:50 UTC a flare might be visible from Lanzarote, Canary 
    Islands, while the HST is pointing at Uranus. (You could try looking from the 
    other islands of the archipelago as well in the seconds before that but they 
    are probably too far south of the central line to show a flare.)
    Gerhard HOLTKAMP
    Darmstadt, Germany

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