Satobs Thought Experiment 2

From: Jeff Umbarger (
Date: Sun Jan 11 2004 - 20:10:18 EST

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    Hey All,
         I posted an earlier email to this group about
    looking along the eastern horizon at sunset to see
    flaring satellites because of the optimum
    observer-satellite-sun angle for the solar panels.
    Without special motor mounts to track the anti-solar
    point up off the eastern horizon, it would be somewhat
    difficult to know where exactly to look in bright
    twilight. However, on March 3, 2004 Jupiter will be in
    opposition so it will be very close to the anti-solar
    point and as good a reference point as any. The moon
    will be 3 days from full so it will be up above
    Jupiter at sunset. Again, anyone ever look for this
    effect? If not, Mar 3 sounds like as good a time as
              Jeff Umbarger
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