Re: Top 10

JAY RESPLER (jrespler@injersey.com)
Tue, 2 Jul 1996 02:42:08 -0400 (EDT)

As Walter points out, bright sats are usually big and in low orbit, so 
they won't be around for very long.  The top 10 list would constantly be 
changing.

> Quite recently, I noted that Jay Respler and TS Kelso's VISUAL.TLE is a 
> pretty good "Top 100" 

There are really about 120   :)

But the top 10 (exclusive of spy sats) would be included in VISUAL.TLE.
The best way to see the brightest passes is to use QUICKSAT and 
Visual.tle, set the mag limit at about 3 or 2.5.  That way you'll have 
a good chance of seeing bright passes no matter whether the sat is Top 10 
or not.



Jay Respler
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