Re: Flaring geosat season

From: satcom (john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk)
Date: Tue Feb 22 2005 - 03:02:55 EST

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    Hope Ed doesn't mind , but I would just like to add , for anyone who doesn't 
    know what to expect , .... I have a couple of videos of two major groups of 
    satellites over Europe , flaring and then going into earth shadow.
    
    Some minutes later the satellites re-appear.
    The first one covers the Astra birds at 19 degs east ( seven of them )
    http://mysite.freeserve.com/satcom_transits/astrashadowa.gif
    
    The second , the five Hotbirds at 13 degs east.
    http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/satcom_transits/hbshadow.gif
    
    As these are made up of frames taken over a long period , you'll also see 
    how the geos move in orbit.
    
    Finally , there are more images and videos of geostationary birds at
    http://www.satcom.freeserve.co.uk/geos.htm
    
    Regards,
    
    John
    
    
    
    From: "Ed Cannon" <ecannon@mail.utexas.edu>
    Subject: Flaring geosat season
    
    
    > Long-timers know about this.  For newcomers (if there are any
    > anymore), in the next couple of months (exactly when depends
    > on your latitude) there is the opportunity to observe much
    > more easily than usual quite a few operational geostationary
    > satellites. 
    
    
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