Re: geo sats.. Bright ones?

Date: Mon Jun 25 2001 - 21:17:50 PDT

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    Kevin Fetter wrote:
    > How bright are the TDRS geo sats. 
    They are among the brighter and easier geosats to see.
    It's been years since I've seen them, but I think they were ~mag 10.
    > Since I can see down to +9 in mag, the mag the planet neptune is around and
    > stars I have seen, then I might be able to spot TDRS 6. That doesn't seem
    > right.
    Try it. You might get lucky.
    > May I suggest to you who have telescopes, to send me your observstions so I
    > can make a web site listing the norad number intl designation and mag of the
    > geo sat. It seems there is no site that does that, which I can find.
    I've probably seen more than anyone, a few 100 or so. I do record the
    mags with intention of publishing that info someday.  Sorry though, I 
    don't have all those figures available now.
    Jay Respler
       Satellite Tracker * Early Typewriter Collector
               Freehold, New Jersey
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