More on STARSHINE OBSERVATIONS wanted

MALEY, PAUL D. (paul.d.maley1@jsc.nasa.gov)
Wed, 9 Jun 1999 14:13:03 -0500

After my initial message asking for future STARSHINE observations I received
several emails asking for clarification. The STARSHINE satellite has nearly
900 small sunlight reflecting mirrors each polished by a student; there are
no active lamps. The flashes are brief and can be best seen with the unaided
eye on the side of the meridian opposite that of the sun (i.e. eastern part
of the sky post sunset, western part of the sky presunrise). 

I would be most interested in the following information to be reported  to
me directly rather than cluttering up SEESAT. The GSOC web site has special
STARSHINE support pages that provide predictions.

Information requested:

1.DATE
2.TIME
3.ELEVATION
4.AZIMUTH
5.OBSERVER NAME AND CITY, COUNTRY
6.TIME OF EACH CONSECUTIVE FLASH OBSERVED (to the nearest second is OK) in
either UT or local time. We are looking for the interval between consecutive
flashes rather than absolute times.

thanks,
Paul
Paul D. Maley

tel. 281-244-0208; fax: 281-244-1140
email: paul.d.maley1@jsc.nasa.gov
latitude 29.6049 north, longitude 95.1086 west, elev 6m