SV: Satellite Identification - March 12.

bjorn@tt-tech.se
Mon, 18 Mar 1996 13:32:45 +0100

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On Thu, 14 Mar 1996, JAY RESPLER replied to Larry Klaes' questions:

> ..Use a  prediction program like QUICKSAT.  Get satellite elements, ..

>>> Path - South to north, between Taurus and Orion.  Passed close by  =20
Polaris

>Was it E or W?  How many degrees high?

My standard comment is : Use a prediction program like SKYMAP
(by Rob Matson) which also gives graphical output.
If you have a note or recollection of the track of the
satellite among the stars ( or Moon/planets/nebulae..),
(and/or the angle to the horizon at some place, or the angle
relative to the line between a couple of celestial objects,
and/or even the angular speed) the identification is much
simpler and safer than from text-only predictions.

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