Re: Mystery Satellite UP-Date

Date: Thu Jun 13 2013 - 17:55:11 UTC

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    You wrote:
    "With the location set and time put in.  fits nicely and it wasn't so much the sat's motion. it's a geo stationary bird it was the earths rotation that made it appear to be moving."
    How does that square with the reported angular rate with respect to Saturn? A geostationary satellite would (typically) move relative to the background stars at a rate of one minute of arc in four seconds (just the Earth's rate of rotation). The rate as reported was at least twelve times slower. Was that reported rate wrong? Or was the satellite moving much more slowly?
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