Re: NanoSail-D not seen

From: Paul Floyd (
Date: Sun Jan 23 2011 - 00:53:57 UTC

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    Hi all,
    I was wondering if it was possible to predict the orientation of
    NanoSail-D in space? Would it be tumbling in space and therefore there
    might be a chance of random flares?
    Paul Floyd.
    On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 6:05 AM, Djlaszlo <> wrote:
    > Thanks for the confirmation.  I've been mulling over your obs and the
    > dance with twilight this month. It seems likely we are we are straining
    > to see a large but backlit object with these passes.  I don't get good
    > phase angles for sunset passes until February.  I ran Calsky looking
    > for solar and lunar transits.  No luck in next 2 weeks.  However, the
    > NanoSail twitter feed mentioned Iridium sats . . .  perhaps someone can
    > catch NanoSail D with a daytime flare.  If the clouds don't roll in, I
    > have a 70 degree pass at sunset Jan 22, worth scanning the track with
    > eyes and binoculars, who knows?   ;-)    Dan Laszlo, Ft Collins CO USA
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