Re: Need info on a Shenzhou-2 Pass...

From: Stephen Fels (stephen@fels.cc)
Date: Sat Feb 23 2002 - 19:18:49 EST

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    From: "Ted A. Nichols II" <tanichols@peoplepc.com>
    To: <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2002 04:29 PM
    Subject: Need info on a Shenzhou-2 Pass...
    
    > There was a Shenzhou-2 Pass on January 13th, 2001 in the PM in EST...
    > Shenzhou 2 is: USSPACECOM  #26664 & International Designation Code#
    > 2001-001-A.
    >
    > I need to know when this occurred, from this location 40.1580N, 76.8040W
    > from near Yocumtown, PA, USA the elevation was 190M.
    
    Rise 6:45:56 PM, shadow entry in Pegasus, near Markab at 6:50:24
    
    >
    > If someone also could give me the azimuths and altitudes and times of
    > beginning and end of the pass I'd appreciate those too, as well as the
    > magnitude.
    
    Edited Satellite Hunting output...
    
    Local Time    Satellite Name Sat.#   Elev. Azimuth      Mag
    6:45:56 PM   Shenzou-2      26664  0      252 [W]   5.5
    6:50:24 PM   Shenzou-2      26664  62    248 [W]   1.8
    
    I got the following elset from
    http://hea-www.harvard.edu/~jcm/space/elements/ and derived an approximate
    mean magnitude from a photographer's Jan 12, 2001 observation (from Shenley
    Park, Pittsburgh PA) at
    www.cs.cmu.edu/~zhuxj/astronomy/satellites/satellites.html
    
    Shenzou-2                       4.0 v
    1 26664U 01001A   01012.98358635  .00085335  00000-0  47980-3 0   230
    2 26664  42.5748 335.3757 0007105 279.7315 165.4202 15.78203542   520
    
    > Thanks very much.. I need to find a new prediction package... Your help
    will
    > be much appreciated!
    
    No problem, may I be so bold as to recommend Satellite Hunting? ;)
    
    Stephen
    Satellite Hunting: sathunt.com
    
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