Re: Vague Observations Near Comet Lulin

From: Bjoern Gimle@GlocalNet (Gimle@GlocalNet)
Date: Sat Feb 07 2009 - 17:19:26 UTC

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    "local time" is always confusing to foreigners like me.
    Are you on GMT/UTC or W.Europe standard UTC+1?
    Also  SSE-SSW can be or more widely scattered horizon position
    are vague - if you have a position within say 10 degrees of a
    star - or even a comet - a more accurate ID comes from stating
    the direction of motion in the binocular field (relative to the vertical)
    in a clock hand or degree way (towards 12h=0 deg, 3h=90 deg)
    -- Björn Gimle                                            --
    -- COSPAR 5917, STAR,  +18.05447 (E), +59.34185 (N), 33 m --
    -- COSPAR 5918 WGS84,  +18.10127 (E), +59.29813 (N), 44 m --
    -- COSPAR 5919, MALMA, +18.6206  (E), +59.2615  (N), 33 m --
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Marcus Clark" <>
    To: "SeeSat Posts" <>
    Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2009 7:21 AM
    Subject: Vague Observations Near Comet Lulin
    Hi!Whilst observing comet Lulin from Torquay UK (50.48N 3.53W) I was 
    surprised by two satellites just visible in my 10x50s.
    first rose in the south around 5.45 local time and passed just to the
    left of Zubenalgenubi in Libra, whilst the second was descending from
    SSE to SSW and flared near the horizon around 5.51 local time.
    Ha ha-I know these observations are appallingly vague but anyone got any 
    idea what these two satellites were?
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