Re: Only 2 weeks to go, to geo sat flare day for my location

From: B Gimle @ComHem (@ComHem)
Date: Mon Feb 16 2009 - 07:37:55 UTC

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    Yes, it does, but a large portion of the GEOs maintain their panels
    facing declination zero, but Sun's RA (with some spreading)
    So, it's a useful rule-of-thumb.
    
    Google site:satobs.org flaring season, or similar.
    
    I have a spreadsheet giving the center of highest geoflare
    probability, and the outline of Earth's shadow at any given
    time and location. 
    See http://www.satobs.org/seesat/Feb-2008/0541.html  and
    http://www.algonet.se/~b_gimle/programs/GeoFlare.xls
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Thomas Goodey" <thomas@flyingkettle.com>
    To: <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    Sent: Monday, February 16, 2009 2:52 AM
    Subject: Only 2 weeks to go, to geo sat flare day for my location
    
    
    > On 15 Feb 2009 at 17:29, Kevin Fetter wrote:
    >
    >> Ahm the time is getting closer, until the sun reaches the same
    >> declination, as where the geo sat's appear, as seen from my location,
    >> causing them to flare up nice and bright.
    >
    > ??? does that not depend upon the orientations of the geosats, or rather 
    > the
    > orientations of their solar panels or other large flat surfaces?
    >
    > Thomas Goodey
    >
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