Re: AM-11

From: Ed Cannon (
Date: Sun Jun 04 2006 - 10:50:19 EDT

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    In reply to Jeff Umbarger, Kevin Fetter wrote:
    > On Feb 8 of this year, I spotted PAS 1R ( 26608 ) with my 
    > eye. As I am higher in latitude then you, then the geo 
    > sat's are more distant for me. So I seen a object farther 
    > out, then you. So it depends where on earth you are.
    >--- Jeff Umbarger <> wrote:
    >> Just curious if others have seen naked eye
    >> objects farther? 
    It also depends on where the satellite is.  When geosynchs
    are low in the east or west, they're farther away from the 
    observer than when they're near the meridian.  But I 
    believe that ETS 6 likely holds the naked-eye distance 
    record -- unless one of the big, very highly eccentric 
    astronomy payloads has been seen flaring from farther away.
    Ed Cannon - Austin, Texas, USA
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